Quotes with learn
If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
As quoted in "Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)" in The Cornell Chronicle (June 10, 1999).
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.
God's Country and Mine (1954)
Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
Except that right side is up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are 152 distinctly different ways--and all are right! At least all will do.
I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.
When I was going blind, I didn't turn to God. It didn't seem to me then — and it doesn't seem to me now — that those items were His concern. Early on, I figured I better begin to learn how to count on myself, instead of counting on supernatural forces.
We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.
All women are aware of that moment when suddenly the boys don't look at you. It's a fairly common thing, when suddenly you no longer attract that instant male attention because of the way you look. I never really knew how to enjoy beauty, but it took the form of a subconscious arrogance, expecting things, all muddled up with celebrity. Then you begin to deal with it. In the 1970s I was amazed to be talked about as a 60s sex symbol. I wasn't that person, as if I were a doll from the past. I had to learn to come to terms with that. It's funny, it's silly, the ridiculousness of having asked so much of celebrity. Then it becomes really interesting and very much part of the excitement of the life you're living now, knowing you're approaching the end of it.
Interview with New York Times, published April 18, 2007.
You learn to write the same way you learn to play golf. You do it, and keep doing it until you get it right. A lot of people think something mystical happens to you, that maybe the muse kisses you on the ear. But writing isn’t divinely inspired -- it’s hard work.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less learn than to contemplate.
There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.
Reported in Investor's Business Daily (April 9, 2001)
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity ... no we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
We merely want to live in peace with all the world to trade with them to commune with them to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.
Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
The Prophet (1923)
Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
You make the choices you make, and if those screw up, then you learn to make new choices. Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
I’m a big believer that the best way to learn or improve is in a relationship.
Sex is... perfectly natural. It's something that's pleasurable. It's enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don't we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?
To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.
The hardest lesson for humans to learn: that organic complexity will entail organic time.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.
To live is not to learn, but to apply.
Stick to the thing and carry it through. Believe you were made for the place you fill, and that no one else can fill it as well. Put forth your whole energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task. Only once learn to carry a thing through in all its completeness and proportion, and you will become a hero. You will think better of yourself; others will think better of you. The world in its very heart admires the stern, determined doer.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
All genuine progress results from finding new facts. No law can be passed to make an acre yield three hundred bushels. God has already established the laws. It is four us to discover them, and to learn the facts by which we can obey them.
And the conventional wisdom is don't make the same mistake twice, learn from your mistakes. And we all do. Maybe we make the same mistake three times, but hopefully not four or five.
The Fog of War
At my age, 85, I'm at age where I can look back and derive some conclusions about my actions. My rule has been try to learn, try to understand what happened. Develop the lessons and pass them on.
The Fog of War
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
I just want to keep creating stuff, work regularly and learn how to use a computer properly.
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
There are different kinds of curiosity—one of interest, which causes us to learn that which would be useful to us, and the other of pride which springs from a desire to know that of which others are ignorant.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
History haunts even generations who refuse to learn history. Rhythms, patterns, continuities, drift out of time long forgotten to mold the present and to color the shape of things to come. Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconscious with habits, values, expectations, dreams.
The New York Times Magazine, July 27, 1986
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Interview with Robert van Gelder (April 1947), as quoted in John Steinbeck : A Biography (1994) by Jay Parini
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Our prayer is that men everywhere will learn, finally, to live as brothers, to respect each other's differences, to heal each other's wounds, to promote each other's progress, and to benefit from each other's knowledge.
I have watched kids testifying before Congress. It is clear that they are completely unaware of the seriousness of their acts. There is obviously a cultural gap. The act of breaking into a computer system has to have the same social stigma as breaking into a neighbor's house. It should not matter that the neighbor's door is unlocked. The press must learn that misguided use of a computer is no more amazing than drunk driving of an automobile.
Reflections on Trusting Trust (1984)
The press must learn that misguided use of a computer is no more amazing than drunk driving of an automobile.
Reflections on Trusting Trust (1984)
We love as soon as we learn to distinguish a separate "you" and "me." Love is our attempt to assuage the terror and isolation of that separateness.
I had to get comfortable with knowing that one of my weaknesses was my weight. Especially growing up with Venus, who's so tall and slim and model-like, and me, I'm thick and hips and everything. I used to feel like I wanted to be her. I wanted to be thin, but it wasn't me, so I had to learn that I'm going to have larger boobs. I'm going to be bigger, and just enjoy that. So I think it's good for a lot of other girls who are curvy or more bodacious to be confident in themselves.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
Don't worry. Many women learn to live with this parasite. My own mother, for example. Forty-five years and she only complains about it now from time to time.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.