„I never learned from a man who agreed with me.“

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Robert A. Heinlein521
American science fiction author 1907 - 1988

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„I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

As quoted in The Story of Civilization : The Age of Reason Begins, 1558-1648 (1935) by Will Durant, p. 605
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„I agree with Ralph Ellison when he asked, perhaps rhetorically, why is it that so many of those who would tell us the meaning of Negro, of Negro life, never bothered to learn how varied it really is.“

—  Clarence Thomas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1948

1990s, I Am a Man, a Black Man, an American (1998)
Context: I agree with Ralph Ellison when he asked, perhaps rhetorically, why is it that so many of those who would tell us the meaning of Negro, of Negro life, never bothered to learn how varied it really is. That is particularly true of many whites who have elevated condescension to an art form by advancing a monolithic view of blacks in much the same way that the mythic, disgusting image of the lazy, dumb black was advanced by open, rather than disguised, bigots.

„Learning from a man who learned all he learned from another, can lead you to a safe place, but destroy your sense of wonder.“

—  Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972

"Education and The Working Man"
Blue Walls and The Big Sky (1995)
Context: Eating education is like eating Christmas pudding: Too much can make your stomach sore, too much can spoil your whole Christmas. Learning from a man who learned all he learned from another, can lead you to a safe place, but destroy your sense of wonder. Trapped inside a book, locked inside a lecture, when do you find the time to love and spend your days in forests? And when ideals are fleeting — tell me then who do you turn to? They prove to you that God is dead, but to them you’re just a number.

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„I never actually got around to taping conversations with my guests, but there are a lot of things you can learn from a man like Nixon.“

—  Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000

Part 3, 1974 - 1979 Victory And Defeat, p. 216
Memoirs (1993)

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„If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it because I am somebody!
Respect me! Protect me! Never neglect me!
I am somebody!
My mind is a pearl! I can learn anything in the world!
Nobody can save us, from us, for us, but us!
I can learn. It is possible.
I ought to learn. It is moral.
I must learn. It is imperative.“

—  Jesse Jackson African-American civil rights activist and politician 1941

Speech at Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana (4 March 1979), quoted in Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith (1987) by David G. Myers and Malcolm A. Jeeves. The first sentence is a modification of a quote by Napoleon Hill: "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

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„Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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„My dog, by the way, thinks I have much to learn about partridges, and, being a professional naturalist, I agree.“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

“October: Red Lanterns”, p. 63.
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„The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.“

—  Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957

Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 74

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„Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.“

—  John Cotton Dana American librarian and museum director 1856 - 1929

In 1912 Dana was asked to supply a Latin quotation suitable for inscription on a new building at Newark State College (now Kean College). Unable to find an appropriate quotation, Dana composed what became the college motto. The New York Times Book Review, March 5, 1967, p. 55.

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