I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
I don't care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what's not right is from experience.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
All I know is that I operate by going out to each of them and trying to learn the territory in which they operate. My language to each of them has to suit their brain.
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness? The simple answer runs: because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
I would fain grow old learning many things.
I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity. And that is probably the one thing I was given, and that I'm still grateful for.
I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
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.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.