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

Last update May 7, 2019. History
Thomas Carlyle photo
Thomas Carlyle464
Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian… 1795 - 1881

Related quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn of him.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

As quoted in Think, Vol. 4-5 (1938), p. 32

James Beattie photo

„Every man of learning wishes, that his son may be learned; and that not so much from a view to pecuniary advantage, as from a desire to have him supplied with the means of useful instruction and liberal amusement.“

—  James Beattie Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher 1735 - 1803

"Remarks on the Utility of Classical Learning" (written in 1769), published in Essays, Vol. II (1776), p. 524.

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Shall I tell you the secret of the true scholar? It is this: Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Greatness
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Books, Letters and Social Aims http://www.rwe.org/comm/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=74&Itemid=149 (1876)

Eudora Welty photo
Confucius photo

„The superior man, extensively studying all learning, and keeping himself under the restraint of the rules of propriety, may thus likewise not overstep what is right.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

Original: (zh_Hant) 君子博學於文、約之以禮、亦可以弗畔矣夫。
Source: The Analects, Chapter VI

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

„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
Attributed

Aristophanés photo

„Epops: A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.“

—  Aristophanés, The Birds

tr. in Goldstein-Jackson 1983, p. 163 http://books.google.com/books?q=isbn%3A9780389203933+%22A+man+may+learn+wisdom+even+from+a+foe%22+Aristophanes
Birds, line 375-382 (our emphasis on 375 and 378-379 and 382)
Compare the later: "We can learn even from our enemies", Ovid, Metamorphoses, IV, 428.
Birds (414 BC)

Ellen DeGeneres photo

„I enjoy growing older and wiser and learning from my mistakes every single day.“

—  Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

Source: Seriously... I'm Kidding

Roberto Clemente photo

„No, I don't learn the basket catch from Mays“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

As quoted and paraphrased in "Perfect Record With 'Basket Catch' Says Bob Clemente" http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/41874494/ by John Carroll (UP), in The Connellsville Daily Courier (Tuesday, May 7, 1957), p. 8
Baseball-related, <big><big>1950s</big></big>, <big>1957</big>
Context: "No, I don't learn the basket catch from Mays," Roberto protested in his marked Puerto Rican accent. "It was Luis Olmo and Herman Franks who teach me when I in Dodger chain. That back in 1954 Winter league. Before that, I miss fly ball many time 'cause I try to catch too high. But now no drop one ball since I use basket catch." Clemente said Olmo and Franks instructed him to catch the ball about chest high instead of holding his hands outstretched. Later, he said, It became more natural for him to drop his hands even lower, below his waistline. "It work good for me and I juss keep doing it," he said. "It make it more easy for me to throw too, after I make catch."

Muhammad photo

„The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars.“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

Sunan Abu Dawood, Book of Knowledge, Hadith 3634
Sunni Hadith

Mark Twain photo
Terry Pratchett photo
Louisa May Alcott photo

„I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it.“

—  Louisa May Alcott, book Little Women

Marmee March to Jo, in Ch. 8 : Jo Meets Apollyon
Little Women (1868)
Context: You think your temper is the worst in the world, but mine used to be just like it. … I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it. I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it. … I've learned to check the hasty words that rise to my lips, and when I feel that they mean to break out against my will, I just go away for a minute, and give myself a little shake for being so weak and wicked.

John Pentland Mahaffy photo
Jonathan Safran Foer photo
H.L. Mencken photo
Pierre Trudeau photo

„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)

Robert A. Heinlein photo

Related topics