Quotes about learning

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„From my upbringing and the Bible I learned people should stand up for rights just as the children of Israel stood up to the Pharaoh.“

—  Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005

Quoted in The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)

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„In randori we learn to employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent.“

—  Kanō Jigorō Japanese educator and judoka 1860 - 1938

Source: Kodokan Judo (1882), p. 23
Context: In randori we learn to employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent. Indeed, it is much more impressive to beat an opponent with proper technique than with brute force. This lesson is equally applicable in daily life: the student realized persuasion backed up by sound logic is ultimately more effective than coercion.

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„Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.“

—  Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989

The "Steal Yourself Rich" Book (1971), p. v.
Context: Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them.

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„Take these broken wings and learn to fly.“

—  Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942

Source: Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

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„Universities won't survive. The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom. Distance learning is coming on fast.“

—  Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005

I got my degree through E-mail http://www.forbes.com/forbes/1997/0616/5912084a.html, Forbes (June 16, 1997)
1990s and later

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„It occurred to me that if my friends were loathsome, perhaps I needed to learn from my enemies.“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Homecoming saga, Earthborn (1995)

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„The noblest people are those despising wealth, learning, pleasure and life; esteeming above them poverty, ignorance, hardship and death.“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 BC

Stobaeus, iv. 29a. 19
Quoted by Stobaeus

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„We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets?
The bullets?“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

"Sign of the Times", written by Harry Styles, Jeff Bhasker, Mitch Rowland, Ryan Nasci, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson

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