Some Thoughts On Reading From Mortimer J. Adler

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”

Mortimer J. Adler

“….a good book can teach you about the world and about yourself. You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser. Not just more knowledgeable – books that provide nothing but information can produce that result. But wiser, in the sense that you are more deeply aware of the great and enduring truths of human life.”

Mortimer J. Adler

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom in learning from books as well as from nature.”

Mortimer J. Adler

“The great authors were great readers, and one way to understand them is to read the books they read.”

Mortimer J. Adler

“A good book deserves an active reading. The activity of reading does not stop with the work of understanding what a book says. It must be completed by the work of criticism, the work of judging. The undemanding reader fails to satisfy this requirement, probably even more than he fails to analyze and interpret. He not only makes no effort to understand; he also dismisses a book simply by putting it aside and forgetting it. Worse than faintly praising it, he damns it by giving it no critical consideration.”

Mortimer J. Adler

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Some Thoughts On Various Subjects From Warren Buffett

“Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. Once you are above the level of 25; once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.”

Warren Buffett

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.”

Warren Buffett

“In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard.”

Warren Buffett

“Never give up searching for the job that you’re passionate about. Try to find the job you’d have if you were independently rich. Forget about the pay. When you’re associating with the people that you love, doing what you love, it doesn’t get any better than that.”

Warren Buffett

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

Warren Buffett

Some Thoughts On Learning From Anonymous

“If people learn from their mistakes, many are getting a fantastic education.”

“It is possible to learn from an enemy things we can’t learn from a friend.”

“Being ignorant is not so shameful as being unwilling to learn.”

“It’s what we learn after we know it all that really counts.”

“A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.”

Some More Thoughts About Learning From Various Authors

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.”

Stanley Kubrick

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

Socrates

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”

John Grogan

“We learn from failure, not from success!”

Bram Stoker

Some Thoughts About Learning From Various Authors

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

Muhammad Ali

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.”

Gilda Radner

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

Frederick Douglass

Some Thoughts On Learning From Various Authors

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

Mark Twain

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Groucho Marx

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott

Some Thoughts About Learning From Various Authors

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Albert Einstein
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

Bruce Lee
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
Earl Nightingale
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

Leonardo Da Vinci
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

Benjamin Franklin