The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
If you would know anything thoroughly, teach it to others.
—Tryon Edwards in A Dictionary of Thoughts
When I was young, I was amazed at Plutarch’s statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. In fact, as most of us acknowledge, we need to make mistakes in order to learn and to grow.
—Richard Carlson in The Big Book of Small Stuff
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
—B. F. Skinner
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
—Arthur C. Clarke
If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this.
We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that somehow pertains to our questions. This especially applies to what we used to call bad things. The challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
—James Redfield in The Celestine Prophecy
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
—George Bernard Shaw
The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.