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To Learn or Not to Learn - That is the Question

When you are young, everything is new to you. The older you get the more effort you need to make to search out new things. If you are satisfied with only what you have already learned then you will be bored quickly. For to live without learning is to stop growing. Believe it or not, your mind has more memory than your phone and laptop combined. And just like your phone and laptop, the information saved in your mental memory is only as good as the information that is downloaded into it.

Reading, observing, listening, feeling, and yes, even thinking all result in learning. So whether in a group of by yourself, you can still learn something. And of course we will learn more by listening and watching than we will be talking, since you can only speak what you already know.

Take advantage of every learning opportunity you get. It may be a once in a lifetime learning experience and you wouldn’t want to miss that. Living is the art of learning, and learning is the art of living. Remove one from the formula and death is the result. This week’s quotes are about learning, so sit back and learn something new. Life begins with learning.

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. ~Henry L. Doherty

See the world through the eyes of a child, as the masters see it from the child within. ~Robert R. Toth

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~Eartha Kitt

One of the best things you can learn is what is untrue that you have already learned. ~Jon Snyder

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~Attributed to Harry S Truman

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. ~Chinese Proverb

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. ~Mark Twain

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue. ~Antisthenes

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Abraham Lincoln

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. ~Vernon Howard

Never keep the company long of someone you can’t learn something from. ~Jon Snyder

Genius is there in all of us, just waiting for us to tap into it. ~Robert R. Toth

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford

It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong. ~Martin H. Fischer

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old. ~Robert Brault,

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. ~Dudley Field Malone

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler


Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating. ~Robert Brault

Learn something every day, even if it only to learn that what you learned yesterday was wrong. ~Jon Snyder

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. ~Chinese Proverb

Success is the sum total of our failures. ~Jon Snyder


Living to learn will result in learning to live. Don’t let either pass you by this week. Remember: Be careful what you say: someone just might quote you!

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