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Arthur Worsley
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M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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My TOP 18 Learning Quotes

These learning quotes come from The Art of Living's growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes, and inspirational quotes.

Here are my top 18 learning quotes of all time...

1. "Learning isn’t a way of reaching one’s potential but rather a way of developing it." - Anders Ericsson

Anders Ericsson (October, 23, 1947 – June 17, 2020) was a Swedish psychologist and Professor of Psychology known for his research into and books about (e.g., ?Peak) the nature of expertise and human performance.

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2. "We must be learning if we are to feel fully alive, and when life, or love, becomes too predictable and it seems like there is little left to learn, we become restless - a protest, perhaps, of the plastic brain when it can no longer perform its essential task." - Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge is a Canadian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet best known for his book The Brain That Changes Itself.

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3. "Skill in any performance whether it be in sports in playing the piano in conversation or in selling merchandise consists not in painfully and consciously thinking out each action as it is performed but in relaxing and letting the job do itself through you. Creative performance is spontaneous and ‘natural’ as opposed to self-conscious and studied." - Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of the best-selling and highly influential Psycho-Cybernetics (1960).

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4. "The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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5. "Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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6. "The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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7. "The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem." - T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker (born June 10, 1954) is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation and his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

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8. "Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success." - T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker (born June 10, 1954) is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation and his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

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9. "Every master was once a disaster." - T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker (born June 10, 1954) is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation and his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

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10. "If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principle or natural law that governs the results you seek." - Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey: If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principle or natural law that governs the results you seek.

Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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11. "An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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12. "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -

: Creativity is intelligence having fun.
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13. "Trying to solve a problem before being taught the solution leads to better learning, even when errors are made in the attempt." -

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14. "As much as others may need to change, or we may want them to change, the only person we can continually inspire, prod, and shape - with any degree of success—is the person in the mirror." - Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson is an American author best known for co-authoring several New York Times bestsellers, including Crucial Conversations

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15. "Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance." - Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize.

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16. "Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed." - Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize.

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17. "People who learn to extract the key ideas from new material and organize them into a mental model and connect that model to prior knowledge show an advantage in learning complex mastery." -

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18. "In virtually all areas of learning, you build better mastery when you use testing as a tool to identify and bring up your areas of weakness." -

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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