Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
The fool learns by suffering.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
In addition to the research, I enjoyed learning French and assimilating the culture of another country.
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.
All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
I'm a teenager, but I'm independent-I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.
Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
You naturally love those who are dear to you, and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world.
There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
I've learned that to expose yourself, to reveal yourself is a test of your humanness.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.