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Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
by Abigail Adams

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

Related topics: Education

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so;
but she smarted so severely for hers,
that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

 

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

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I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting points of view
he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
towards looking like the rest of the world.
- Abigail Adams

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
we should have learned women.
- Abigail Adams

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Lewis Carroll

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake,
on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

Learning never exhausts the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well,
is someone who really wants to stay in the background
and just be a strong support.
- Anna Friel

When you stop learning, stop listening,
stop looking and asking questions, always new questions,
then it is time to die.
- Lillian Smith

Churchill was the canny political animal,
very devious, bursting with energy and determination,
learning as hard as he could.
- Lord Mountbatten

It wasn't until after private lessons and learning
bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I
was listening to at that age.
My ears were blown wide open.
- Trevor Dunn

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal,
eloquence, or learning.
- Frederick William Faber

The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present,
gave several cheers between the acts.
- Buffalo Bill

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and
encourage a will to learning,
as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Information is a source of learning.
But unless it is organized, processed,
and available to the right people in a format for decision making,
it is a burden, not a benefit.
- William Pollard

We tried to have diplomas without learning,
we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings,
we tried to have government without responsibility.
- Newt Gingrich

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future,
learning nothing from his past errors and fancying
that tomorrow must be better than today.
- Mika Waltari

I'm developing a record company.
I'm learning how to supervise music on a film.
- Carson Daly

When Honor's sun declines, and Wealth takes wings,
Then Learning shines, the best of precious things.
- Edward Cocker

I think I'd like to stay anchoring because,
number one, I'm learning a lot, and I love it when I'm learning.
And number two, I also have the luxury of a stable life.
- Linda Vester

I saw why people died and how they died.
I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure.
It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly
on weekends and holidays.
- Michael Baden

There are three ingredients in the good life:
learning,
earning and yearning.
- Christopher Morley

A happy life is one spent in learning,
earning, and yearning.
- Lillian Gish

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning
more and growing is doing more.
- Washington Irving

The learning and knowledge that we have,
is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
- Plato

I have six sisters, so I assumed I'd have a girl.
Learning I was having a boy was really weird.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I am dumb when it comes to learning dance steps.
- Mia Kirshner

I'm always learning from experiences because each one
is different and there are different players involved
in the project at the time with their own way of doing things.
- Christopher Meloni

I'd love to be a saxophonist.
I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music.
I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
- Richard Price


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