Lifelong learning: (ii) Education As A Lifelong Endeavour


Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge.

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

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” — Chinese proverb

“The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.”  — Antisthenes


“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.” — Mohammed

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“Now we are not merely to stick knowledge on to the soul: we must incorporate it into her; the soul should not be sprinkled with knowledge but steeped in it.” — Seneca

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these gave only life, those the art of living well.” — Aristotle, In Education

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other people’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.” — Socrates: Knowledge Books Wisdom

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” — Theodore Roosevelt: Moral Education


“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin


“The object of education is to teach us love of beauty.” — Plato 427 – 347 B.C


Agree? Disagree? Got something to add? Please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s