You've heard it many times that learning is a lifelong journey. It doesn't stop when you leave school. It starts. These learning quotes below will help you see education from a different perspective.

If you're ambitious to build a life you're proud of, you'll eventually understand that there are many essential things you need to learn outside of the school setting.

Not surprisingly, a lot of people dislike the idea of education. It’s expensive, time-consuming and very demanding. While these statements may be true, I believe education, traditional or alternative, is the best investment in yourself.

Learning Quotes

“The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” – John Maxwell

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

“Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C.S. Lewis

“Never stop learning and never stop thinking and asking, ‘Why not?’” – Steven Levi

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” – Robert Greene

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

“If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

“The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future. It is they who shape and enrich the minds of the young, who touch their hearts and souls. It is they who shape a nation’s future.” – F. Sionil Jose

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

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

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Anonymous

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

“People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.” – Socrates

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talber

“You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.” – Carol Burnett

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

“They know enough who know how to learn.” – Henry Adams

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” – William Haley

“Failure is successive we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” – Francis Bacon

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero

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

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Andy McIntyre

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

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

Take Action

Write down you ten favorite quotes from the list above and go over them again and again until you are fully convinced of education’s lasting impact on your life. Reflect on your favourite quote from among the ten and see how that applies to you current plans.

You may not fully grasp it now, but  your older self will thank you in the future for deciding to prioritize learning. It may take up a lot of your time, but if you want to be the best at what you want to do, then it will all be worth it.

The most successful people of this generation all understood one thing – the value of lifelong education.

If you liked these quotes take a look at my growing collection of curated quotes. Also, check out my reading list.