Quotes in learning
Does experience help? No! Not if we are doing the wrong things.
For the theory-practice iteration to work, the scientist must be, as it were, mentally ambidextrous; fascinated equally on the one hand by possible meanings, theories, and tentative models to be induced from data and the practical reality of the real world, and on the other with the factual implications deducible from tentative theories, models and hypotheses.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
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.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion... or you shall learn nothing.
Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.