8 Actionable Quotes About Learning

Eight practical quotes from people who knew a thing or two about self-learning and the acquisition of knowledge.


Bruce Lee — Philosopher, Actor, Martial Artist. Author of Striking Thoughts.

Defeat is nothing but education.

—Bruce Lee


Sherlock — Fictional character based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novels.

Answers without evidence are useless.



Aldous Huxley — English Essayist, Novelist, Author of Brave New World.

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 man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

—Aldous Huxley


Yoda–Legendary Jedi Master (trained in Jedi for 800+ years), Teacher of Luke Skywalker, Wiseman, Unlocker of the path to Immorality. See Dark Rendezvous.

Named must your fear before banish it you can.

—Yoda, Star Wars


Terence McKenna — American ethnobotanist, mystic, lecturer, author, advocate of Psychedelics. Author of Food of the Gods.

Entertain all ideas, believe none.

—Terrance McKenna


Vince Lombardi — American football player, coach, executive in NFL. See his autobiography.

If you can’t lose you can’t win.

—Vince Lombardi


Zig Ziglar — Author, Salesman, Motivation Speaker. Author of Secrets of Closing the Sale.

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly—until you can learn to do it well.

—Zig Ziglar


Richard Feynman — The greatest ever Scientist. See these fantastic books from one of the deepest minds to ever live.

Science is an satisfactory philosophy of ignorance.

— Feynman

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