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Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Author: Abigail Adams (1744-1818)

Profession: American Letter Writer

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

Author: Mortimer J. Adler (1902)

Profession: American Educator, Philosopher

It is always in season for old men to learn.

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

There is no more beautiful life than that of a student.

Author: F. Albrecht


A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.

Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer

There is no time of life past learning something.

Author: St. Ambrose (340-397)

Profession: Bishop of Milan

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.

Author: Newton D. Baker


Don't just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.

Author: James Bennis


Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

Author: Roy Jr. Blount

Profession: American Sports Writer

Be quick to learn and wise to know.

Author: George Burns (1896-1996)

Profession: American Comedy Actor

The best results are achieved by using the right amount of effort in the right place at the right time. And this right amount is usually less than we think we need. In other words, the less unnecessary effort you put into learning, the more successful you'll be... the key to faster learning is to use appropriate effort. Greater effort can exacerbate faulty patterns of action. Doing the wrong thing with more intensity rarely improves the situation. Learning something new often requires us to unlearn something old.

Author: Tony Buzan

Profession: British Peak Performance Expert, Author, Creator of "Mind Mapping"