Benjamin Franklin said, "Those things that hurt, instruct."
It is for this reason that wise people learn not to dread but actually
to welcome problems and actually to welcome the pain of problems.
who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing
in life is to keep
your mind young. -Henry
|Trees and stones will
teach you that which
you can never learn from masters.
-Bernard of Clairvaux
You know that I don't
believe that anyone has ever taught anything
to anyone. I question the efficacy of teaching. The only thing
that I know is that anyone who wants to learn will learn. And maybe
a teacher is a facilitator, a person who puts things down and shows
people how exciting and wonderful it is and asks them to eat.
open mind still has room for new knowledge. What is outgrown
and used up must be discarded to make room for what is yet to be learned.
And much of the best thinking is done alone--in deserts, on beaches,
in bed, behind closed doors. It is why we say we need to get away--to
escape from clutter and busyness--to hear ourselves think.
learn something new--and it happens every day--I feel a little
more at home in the universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.
|As far as the education of children is concerned
I think they should be taught
not the little virtues but the great ones.
Not thrift but generosity and an indifference
to money; not caution
but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness
but frankness and a
love of truth; not tact but love for oneís neighbor and
self-denial; not a
desire for success but a desire to be and to know.
we're obligated to improve ourselves only if
we want to make this world a better place. If we don't
care about that, then we can spend our lives being
entertained passively, learning nothing new at all.
But then we're not fulfilling our responsibility
of contributing to the world. -Tom
|You can be
very, very good at anything you do, but excelling
does take work. In societies in which we expect life to just
fall into our laps somehow, we've lost the respect for the value
of developing ourselves, but if we're going to excel, not just succeed,
we must develop ourselves past the ordinary. Reading a book a week
on a topic of our choice will make us one of the best-read people
in the field within a year. Then you can solve problems and devise
ideas and plans much more easily and effectively than if you
never had tried to develop your abilities.
|If one is not
oneself a sage or saint, the best thing
one can do is to study the words of those who were.
|Perhaps the most valuable result
of all education is
the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do,
when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not;
it is the first lesson that ought to be learned;
and however early a personís training begins,
it is probably the last lesson he or she learns thoroughly.
learning makes one proud. One must bend
one's head, realizing the limitations of reason.
It can only take you to the gate and it has
to be left behind when you enter the realm
of the Spirit. You have to unlearn what
you have learned and become as
simple and guileless as a child.
yourself among those who carry on their lives with passion, and true
learning will take place, no matter how humble or exalted the setting.
But no matter what path you follow, do not be ashamed of your
learning. In some corner of your life, you know more about something
than anyone else on earth. The true measure of your education is not
what you know, but how you share what you know with others.
happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts.
Interesting thoughts can only live in cultivated minds.
Those who decide
to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music,
good books, good pictures, good plays at the theater, good company,
good conversationówhat are they?
They are the happiest people
in the world; and they are not only happy in themselves,
they are the cause of happiness in others.
-William Lyon Phelps
|An education isnít how much you have committed
to memory, or even
how much you know. Itís being
able to differentiate between what you
do know and what you donít. Itís
knowing where to go to find out what you
need to know; and itís knowing how to use the information you get.
|Education is not the
filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats
is no evil in the universe
which is not the result
would not, if we were ready
and willing to learn its lesson,
lead us to a
and then vanish away. -James
to have a person's knowledge comprehend more than
one class of topics, one row of shelves.
I like a person who
likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.
books which help you most are those which make you think the most.
in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of
insight that leaves you a changed person, not only changed, but for
the better. -Arthur
People only begin to grow when they cease to
whine and revile, and commence
to search for the hidden justice which regulates their lives.
And as they adapt
their minds to that regulating factor, they cease to accuse others as the
of their condition, and build themselves up in strong and noble thoughts.
cease to kick against circumstances, but begin to use them as aids to their
rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden
powers and possibilities within themselves.
A person's mind, stretched to a new idea,
never goes back to its original
dimensions. -Oliver Wendell
is not attained by chance. It must be sought
for with ardor
and attended to with diligence.
be of value to men and women both as private individuals
and as free,
self-reliant, and responsible members of the community to which
belong. It should help them, as individuals, to grow in self-mastery
personal depth, to develop wider and deeper appreciations, to acquire
an enthusiasm for hard work, to love good talk and good books,
in the adventures of intellectual curiosity, to become fair-minded,
open-minded, and generous in all their human responses.
Association of Colleges
people are just trying to get through the day.
Be committed to learn to get
from the day.
Donít just get through it; get from it.
Learn from it.
day teach you.
Join the university of life.
What a difference that will make
in your future.
Commit yourself to learning.
Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge.
Donít miss it. -Jim Rohn
consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
education should educate us out of self
into something far finer--
into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
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