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You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

The Wild Years
Lessons are not given, they are taken
Poor is the pupil that does not surpass his master
Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment
Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."