Inspirational quotes about learning

Inspirational quotes about learning that are practical for L&D professionals

Anyone who has organised or partaken in company training knows it can be a tedious affair. Whether it’s herding people (or being herded) into a room for transmissive, rote learning sessions or sat at a desk performing an un-engaging eLearning course, knowledge transfer is rarely successful. At Ed Microlearning, we don’t just believe that learning should be engaging, interactive and presented in easily-absorbed, bite-sized chunks, we know just how much more effective it is too: it’s normal for company training courses to have completion rates of less-than 20 per cent. With microlearning, that number pushes past 90 per cent! It’s simple to use a rapid authoring tool‘s interactive templates to create microlessons which are then distributed to learners’ own mobile devices. But, there are still things to keep in mind. On the one hand there are practical tips on how to create an effective micro lesson plan. On the other, there are the following inspirational quotes about learning that are worth bearing in mind when creating a lesson or course…

Inspirational quotes about learning

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

E.M. Forster

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Leo Buscaglia

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.

Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato, The Republic

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

Stanley Kubrick

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?

Noam Chomsky

He who laughs most, learns best

John Cleese

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

The expert in anything was once a beginner.


Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

William Pollard

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Inspirational quotes about learning can affect how you create lessons.

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.

Albert Einstein

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Robert Frost

We hope you found these inspirational quotes about learning useful. If you’d like additional practical advice on training and teaching, get in touch at You can also try EdApp’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here or in the box below.

Thanks very much to the following sites for cataloguing so many of these quotes: Wise Old Sayings, Brainy Quote, Awaken the greatness within and Good Reads.

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