8 Inspirational Learning Quotes to Change Your Perspective

Learning is one of the most important things we do. The learning process is essential as it helps us to understand new concepts, gain new skills and get a better understanding of the world we live in. This being said, we all need a little bit of learning inspiration from time to time. Take a look at these 8 inspirational learning quotes to gain a new perspective on learning.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
- Benjamin Franklin

This quote from Benjamin Franklin views knowledge as an investment in yourself that grows in value over time. This is a great way to look at knowledge; if you put the time and effort into learning new skills and information, you will be rewarded with it later in life when that new skill or piece of information is needed.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
-    Maimonides

This quote from the philosopher Maimonides is a great example of how learning a new skill can impact you throughout your lifetime, allowing you to become more self-sufficient and independent. Material things are only temporary, whereas knowledge and skills are an endless resource.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
- W.B. Yeats

Poet W.B Yeats’ quote portrays the idea that education and knowledge are not just things to be collected and stored up like water in a bucket. Instead, education is something that can ignite change, spark new ideas and be spread like a fire.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
- Albert Einstein

This quote from famous physicist Albert Einstein demonstrates that even though you may make mistakes, this is all part of the learning process. Even if you think you can’t do something to begin with, keep going and don’t be deterred by any mistakes you make along the way. In fact, allow these mistakes to push you forward and improve so you don’t repeat them in the future.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
-    Anthony J. D’Angelo

Once you develop a passion for learning and a thirst for new knowledge, you’ll find yourself learning new skills and improving yourself constantly – sometimes without even realising!

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
-    Theodore Roosevelt

It can be difficult to start something new if you don’t believe in yourself. This quote from former president Theodore Roosevelt shows that being confident in yourself is half of the journey; if you dive into learning with a positive mindset, you’re bound to be successful.

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.”
-    Elin Nordegren

Knowledge and education are so valuable as they are things that will stay with you throughout your life, even as you change and grow as a person.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
-    Dr. Seuss

This quote from famous children’s author Dr Seuss shows that learning can take you on a variety of journeys throughout your life. Whether this be a journey along your career path, a journey to self-discovery or a journey around the world - learning makes these things possible!

We hope that you found these learning quotes inspiring! Still need some more learning motivation? Check out this blog post How to Get Motivated - 5 Steps to Success.

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