“Do not let your schooling interfere with your education.”- Mark Twain

I agree with Mark Twain, who said, “Do not let your schooling interfere with your education.” This statement can not be more accurate than the fast-paced world of the fourth industrial revolution that we find ourselves. Schooling is not the end of education; the school system is supposed to make us more curious and teach us the ability to think independently, solve problems on our own, and continuously reinvent ourselves by becoming lifelong learners. Unfortunately, our schooling system is still fraught with a curriculum crafted for the 2nd industrial revolution.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I changed the world. Today I am wise, So I am changing myself. – Rumi

With the growth of new media and education technology platforms such as Youtube, Great Courses, Coursera, Masterclass, EdX, to name but a few, it is the most incredible time to be a lifelong learner. Successful people such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger are learning machines. They are always looking for an opportunity to become a better version of themselves, in turn, understanding the world around them better

He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. – Confucius

Here are some great quotes on lifelong learning:

  1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”– Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein
  3.  “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”– Earl Nightingale
  4. “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.”– Henry Ford
  5. “There is no end 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.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

6. “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing — and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” — Leo Tolstoy

7.  “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” — Lloyd Alexander

8. “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.” — Vernon Howard

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

10. “Being ignorant is not so much a shameas being unwilling to learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin.

11. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.- Brian Tracy

12. The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. – B. B. King

13. A commitment to lifelong learning is a natural expression of the practice of living consciously.- Nathaniel Branden

14. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.- Abigail Adams

15. Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action. – Jim Rohn

16. Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. – Denis Waitley

17. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.—Daniel J. Boorstin

18. Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard

19. 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

20. Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.- Thomas Huxley

21. “As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” Seneca

22. “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

23. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” — John Wooden

24 “The key to success is dedication to life-long learning.” — Stephen Covey

25. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus

26. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” – Isaac Asimov

27.  “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer

28. “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. “— Abraham Lincoln

29. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”- Carl Rogers

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

All the best in your quest to get better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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