The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
— Alvin Toffler
I am still learning.
Learning is the best of all wealth. It is easy to carry. Thieves cannot steal it. Neither fire nor water can destroy it, and far from decreasing, it increases with giving.
All learning is trial and error.
— Vince Lombardi
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
— John Locke
Make a goal to learn something new every day of your life that either will enhance your earning power, your enjoyment of living or both.
— Robert Dedman
I always keep myself in a position of being a student.
— Jackie Joyner-Kersee
We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only a person who continues to learn and inquire can hope to keep pace.
— Nathan Pusey
Do not say: I will learn when I will have leisure; you may never have it.
— Jewish proverb
Watching and listening – those are extremely important abilities to develop in yourself. Why, even when I was teaching, there were plenty of times when my students came up with better ideas than I had. And why shouldn’t they? Just because I was the teacher didn’t mean that I knew everything. No one can know it all.
— Sarah Delany
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
— Roger Bannister
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
— Galatians 6:9
The secret to persevering is building your self-esteem so you can take rejection and move on to the next opportunity.
— Jack Canfield
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
— Ted Williams
A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It’s all a matter of pride.
— Nancy Lopez
Every man I meet is in some way my superior, and I can learn from him.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to learn is to learn from the best.
— Margaret Mead
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
— Alfred Mercier
Only a fool learns only from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so; it gives a relish and facility for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones.
— Abraham Lincoln
It’s just as important to listen to someone with your eyes as it is with your ears.
— Martin Buxbaum
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
— M. Scott Peck
Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It’s being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.
— Richard Carlson
He listens well who takes note.
The key to effective listening is ensuring that when you speak with someone, that person has your total focus. This means being careful not to look at e-mail, pagers and other devices. In fact, it often makes sense to speak with someone in a conference room or someplace outside your office to avoid these typical distractions.
— David Steinberg
One idea mastered is worth more than casual knowledge about a lot of good ideas.
— Peter Lowe
Learn from others. Learn from people who have made the journey before you. Learn from their wisdom.
— Rick Pitino
The days in my life that stand out most vividly are the days I’ve learned something. Learning is so exciting I get goose bumps.
— Lucille Ball
We should all want to continue learning, because no one knows all they need to know or all they should want to know about life. If you don’t learn something every day, I don’t think you have enough passion for life.
— Derek Jeter
My greatest skill was being teachable. I’m like a sponge. Even if I thought my coaches were wrong, I tried to listen and learn something.
— Michael Jordan
The more you learn, the more you earn. Even more importantly, the more you learn, the more you live.
— Robert Dedman
Never think you know it all – keep your ears as well as your eyes open and listen.
— Jack Nicklaus
I never know so much that I can’t learn more.
— Harvey Penick
Any nagging self-doubts about being over the hill or underskilled tend to fade in proportion to the amount of new information we acquire. A work in progress is full of potential. Keep learning and you’ll always be self-assured.
— Dr. Suzanne Zoglio