You’ve probably heard the saying “you live, you learn” or “in youth, we learn; in age we understand.” But, what do these kinds of quotes about learning actually mean?
Basically, I like to think that each mistake I make throughout my life happens for a reason. For example, when I fail at something, I like to take a step back and see why it happened. That’s how I learn not to repeat the same mistake twice.
If you’re looking for some quotes to remind you that learning is an essential part of life, and not to give up when you make a mistake, check out some of my favorites!
Quotes About Learning That Inspire Greatness
Quotes About Learning to Get You Motivated
#1. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ― Albert Einstein
#2. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
#3. “One learns from books and examples only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” ― Frank Herbert
#4. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” — Vernon Howard
#5. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
#6. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ― Richard Branson
#7. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
#8. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese proverb
#9. “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.” ― Earl Nightingale
#10. “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” ― Doris Lessing
Quotes About Learning You Need in Your Life
#11. “Human is not a species ― human is a promise ― a promise to never stop growing ― a promise to never stop learning from our mistakes ― a promise to acknowledge our shortcomings and sharpen our strengths.” ― Abhijit Naskar
#12. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ― Pele
#13. “Find a way to learn something from every disappointment.” ― Laurie Nadel
#14. “Everything that occurs to us in life is a resource, an experience that we can learn from and grow from.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster
#15. “You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.” ― Roy T. Bennett
#16. “Wisdom…comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov
#17. “All humans learn from each other’s mistakes. Intelligent humans learn how to avoid them, idiots how to do them.” ― Raheel Farooq
#18. “Until a person has failed significantly or missed the boat, they will not know how to hold the tension until the right moment or how to test the waters before pushing on.” ― Michael Meade
#19. “To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.” ― Roy T. Bennett
#20. “A lifelong learner is a lifelong winner.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
#21. “Living is a process of developing oneself. Without experiencing pain from disconcerting periods of our lives, we would be a different person, perhaps a lesser person.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster
Quotes About Learning From Your Mistakes
#22. “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” ― John Dewey
#23. “A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you’re a person who knows it all, then you’ve got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way.” ― Ron Carpenter Jr.
#24. “A mistake is an experience, choice or concept it is necessary for us to have or make in order to evolve beyond it. Errors can be the launchpad of great ideas.” ― Stewart Stafford
#25. “Congratulate yourself when you fail ― you’re learning.” ― Stewart Stafford
#26. “We learn from failure, not from success!” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula
#27. “Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett
#28. “Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett
#29. “Mistakes and slips are a necessary evil part of our daily living. We learn through them all the time. Life is too broad for us to do everything so perfectly, but we must not justify our mistakes and slips when we know that we are far better than our mistakes! The best regret is to take robust action in the right direction to prove how far better we are than our mistakes and slips.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#30. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia
Quotes About Learning to Read When You’re Feeling Down
#31. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ― Henry Ford
#32. “Challenging situations can be uncomfortable, particularly if they involve stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill or kick-start a new venture. But those are the times that will carry you through future difficulties.” ― Oscar Auliq-Ice
#33. “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King
#34. “How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.” ― Roy T. Bennett
#35. “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose; what matters is if you learn from it or not.” ― Mohith Agadi
Learning is a process that starts the minute you’re born and lasts until the day you die. You learn to breathe, eat, sleep, walk, talk, and even think. Needless to say, learning something is the easy part. However, it’s what you do with that knowledge that ultimately matters.
To put things into perspective, you can choose to go through life without learning from your mistakes, or you can decide to better yourself through trial and error. In the end, choosing the latter requires plenty of motivation.
That’s why whenever I start to lose faith in myself, these quotes about learning always manage to lift me up. I hope they do the same for you!