— W.E.B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, activist and writer 1868 - 1963
„Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.“
Experto crede: aliquid amplius invenies in silvis, quam in libris. Ligna et lapides docebunt te, quod a magistris audire non possis.
„You will not be, you cannot be, satisfied with anything less than Self-knowledge. You, as feeling-and-desire, are the responsible doer of your Triune Self; from what you have made for yourself as your destiny you must learn two great lessons which all experiences of life are to teach. These lessons are:
What to do,
What not to do.
You may put these lessons off for as many lives as you please, or learn them as soon as you will — that is for you to decide, but in the course of time you will learn them.“
— Harold W. Percival Barbadian writer 1868 - 1953
Introduction, p. 24
„Rather than let the rejections deter you from your objectives, simply aim to learn what the rejections teach you.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
„What is wonderful about a university like LSE is that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries; it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of Cardinal Newman, a great master of English prose as well as theology.“
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
Part 1, 1919 - 1968 The Road to 24 Sussex Drive, p. 46
„Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.“
— John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury British banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath 1834 - 1913
The Use of Life (1894), ch. IV: Recreation
„What the Universities have mainly done—what I have found the University did for me, was that it taught me to read in various languages and various sciences, so that I could go into the books that treated of these things, and try anything I wanted to make myself master of gradually, as I found it suit me. Whatever you may think of all that, the clearest and most imperative duty lies on every one of you to be assiduous in your reading; and learn to be good readers, which is, perhaps, a more difficult thing than you imagine. Learn to be discriminative in your reading—to read all kinds of things that you have an interest in, and that you find to be really fit for what you are engaged in.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
„It is less important, I believe, where you start. It is more important how and what you learn. If the quality of the learning is high, the development gradient is steep, and, given time, you can find yourself in a previously unattainable place.“
— N. R. Narayana Murthy Indian businessman 1946
„You are only a disciple because your eyes are closed. The day you open them you will see there is nothing you can learn from me or anyone."
"What then is a Master for?"
"To make you see the uselessness of having one.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
— Phil Collins English musician, songwriter and actor 1951
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 до н.э.
— Carol Shields American author 1935 - 2003