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Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
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The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
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It is always in season for old men to learn.
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There is no more beautiful life than that of a student.
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A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
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There is no time of life past learning something.
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Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
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Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
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The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
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Don't just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.
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Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.
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Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
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Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.
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Be quick to learn and wise to know.
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Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
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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.
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Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
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With just enough of learning to misquote.
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Only those who have learned a lot are in a position to admit how little they know.
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How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
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For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
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Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked.
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One should always think of what one is about: when one is learning, one should not think of play: and when one is at play, one should not think of one's learning.
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Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.
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Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
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The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
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Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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If you would inform, a positive and dogmatic manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention. If you wish information and improvement from the knowledge of others, and yet at the same time express yourself as firmly fixed in your present opinions, modest, sensible men, who do not love disputation, will probably leave you undisturbed in the possession of your error.
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It seems that we learn lessons when we least expect them but always when we need them the most, and, the true gift in these lessons always lies in the learning process itself.
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Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
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Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
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Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival.
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A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
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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.
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All other men are specialists, but his specialty is omniscience.
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More can be learned from what works than from what fails.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
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The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
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In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
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We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.
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The years teach us much the days never knew.
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The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption --pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism.
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No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
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This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.
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I do pity unlearned people on a rainy day.
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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.
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The things which hurt, instruct.
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He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
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Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.
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You can't learn less.
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You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
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Old foxes want no tutors.
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Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
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We all learn best in our own ways. Some people do better studying one subject at a time, while some do better studying three things at once. Some people do best studying in structured, linear way, while others do best jumping around, surrounding a subject rather than traversing it. Some people prefer to learn by manipulating models, and others by reading.
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Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.
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Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved-to write a book.
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I've studied now Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Medicine -- and even, alas! Theology -- from end to end with labor keen; and here, poor fool with all my lore I stand, no wiser than before.
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In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
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Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
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No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.
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Whatsoever one would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard.
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Your ability to learn depends partly on your ability to relinquish what you've held.
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This is an age of intellectual sauces, of essence, of distillation. We have conclusions without deductions, abridgments of history and abridgments of science without leading facts. We have animals for literature, Cabinet Encyclopaedias, Family Libraries, Diffusion Societies, and heaven knows what else! What is all this for? Not to add knowledge to the learned, but to tell points to the ignorant, without giving them the trouble to acquire the links. Oh! it is sad work. And the result will be injurious to all classes.
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Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges.
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Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself.
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There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
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He who refuses to learn deserves extinction.
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Learning is a livelihood.
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That one is learned who has reduced his learning to practice.
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In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
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Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
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I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something.
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You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
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Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
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Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
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Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
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I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.
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Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
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There is no need to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
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Study is the scourge of boyhood, the environment of youth, the indulgence of adults and the curative for the aged.
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Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
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That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.
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Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
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Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
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What you think about when you don't have to think, shows what you really are.
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I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
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When I learn something new-and it happens every day-I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.
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In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
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Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
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I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.
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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
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Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
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Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
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All learning has an emotional base.
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
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We learn by teaching.
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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
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Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
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Who God does not teach, man cannot.
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By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
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A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
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Income seldom exceeds personal development.
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Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
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It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.
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It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.
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As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
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That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.
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You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
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I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman: for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simony, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning; nor will it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments; but... I would send her, at nine years old, to a boarding-school, in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice: then, sir, she would have a supercilious knowledge in accounts, and, as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries: this is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it.
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When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
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Oh, that one could learn to learn in time!
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I grow old learning something new every day.
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The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance.
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The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
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People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -- to learn something is a joy to me.
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Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
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Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
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Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
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Never learn to do anything. If you don't learn, you will always find someone else to do it for you.
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He who is proficient is learning, but deficient in morals, is more deficient than proficient.
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Some people will never learn anything well, because they understand everything too soon.
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Many people realize their hearts desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life.
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Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
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Learn to follow counsel, serve faithfully, and magnify your calling, for God's kingdom is a kingdom of order.
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If you were graduated yesterday, and have learned nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.
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It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.
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True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.
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Enter on the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliable.
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All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
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Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
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You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
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I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.
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Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
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The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
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Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
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It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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Unlearned men of books are like the eunuchs who are guardians of the beautiful.
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Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.
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You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
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