„You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn.“
Letter to Christian Northoff (1497), as translated in Collected Works of Erasmus (1974), p. 114
„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, книга Thinking and Destiny
Introduction, p. 24
Thinking and Destiny (1946)
„Lateral thinking... is the process of using information to bring about creativity and insight restructuring. Lateral thinking can be learned, practised and used. It is possible to acquire skill in it just as it is possible to acquire skill in mathematics.“
— Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933
Источник: Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step by Step (1970), p. 5; Preface
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
— Etgar Keret, книга Missing Kissinger
Источник: Missing Kissinger
„In Jeet Kune Do, it’s not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned. It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts. ‘Being’ is more valued than "doing."“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.“
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
„The higher processes are all processes of simplification. The novelist must learn to write, and then he must unlearn it; just as the modern painter learns to draw, and then learns when utterly to disregard his accomplishment, when to subordinate it to a higher and truer effect.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
"The Novel Démeublé"
Not Under Forty (1936)
„As knowledge spreads, wealth spreads. To diffuse knowledge is to diffuse wealth. To give all an equal chance to acquire knowledge is the best and surest way to give all an equal chance to acquire property.“
— Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893
Diary (15 May 1878)
Контексте: General education is the best preventive of the evils now most dreaded. In the civilized countries of the world, the question is how to distribute most generally and equally the property of the world. As a rule, where education is most general the distribution of property is most general.... As knowledge spreads, wealth spreads. To diffuse knowledge is to diffuse wealth. To give all an equal chance to acquire knowledge is the best and surest way to give all an equal chance to acquire property.
„To sing you must first open your mouth. You must have a pair of lungs, and a little knowledge of music. It is not necessary to have an accordion, or a guitar. The essential thing is to want to sing. This then is a song. I am singing.“
— Henry Miller, книга Tropic of Cancer
Источник: Tropic of Cancer
„The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure; you must learn this.“
— Raymond E. Feist, книга The King's Buccaneer
Источник: The King's Buccaneer
„When reading, writing and translating, it is important to have a way of keeping track of what you have absorbed and learned, so that you can build on it and acquire richer resources for the future. When reading, read actively and critically.“
— John Minford New Zealand sinologist 1946
Jot down interesting expressions, forceful adjectives, little turns of phrase, that strike you as effective, as things you might one day be able to use yourself—in both languages.
Public Lecture (2018)
„No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.“
— L. Frank Baum, книга The Lost Princess of Oz
Источник: The Lost Princess of Oz
„We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and no learning. There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt. People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. People are terrified — how can you live and not know? It is not odd at all. You only think you know, as a matter of fact. And most of your actions are based on incomplete knowledge and you really don't know what it is all about, or what the purpose of the world is, or know a great deal of other things. It is possible to live and not know.“
— Richard Feynman, книга The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
from lecture "What is and What Should be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society", given at the Galileo Symposium in Italy (1964)
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1999)
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letter to A.S. Suvorin (November 1889)
„Freedom in education has many aspects. There is first of all freedom to learn or not to learn. Then there is freedom as to what to learn. And in later education there is freedom of opinion.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Источник: Sceptical Essays
„If you have a theory, you must try to explain what’s good and what’s bad about it equally. In science, you learn a kind of standard integrity and honesty.“
— Richard Feynman, книга What Do You Care What Other People Think?
"Afterthoughts," p. 217-218
What Do You Care What Other People Think? (1988)
Контексте: The only way to have real success in science, the field I’m familiar with, is to describe the evidence very carefully without regard to the way you feel it should be. If you have a theory, you must try to explain what’s good and what’s bad about it equally. In science, you learn a kind of standard integrity and honesty.
„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“
— Lewis Carroll, книга Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Источник: Alice in Wonderland