Back to School: 12 Motivational Workplace Quotes About Learning

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back to school - 12 motivational quotes about learning

Here are twelve quotes about learning for the workplace that can inspire you to new heights in leadership and professional development.

Back to school time reminds us that kids aren’t the only ones who need to learn. One thing that successful leaders all seem to inherently understand is that commitment to continual learning is both their reward and responsibility.

12 Inspirational Workplace Quotes About Learning —
Just in Time for Back to School

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
– Dr. Seuss

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. – Albert Einstein

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
– Albert Einstein

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Chinese Proverb

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
– Chinese Proverb

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. – Socrates

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
– Socrates

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. – Vernon Saunders Law

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
– Vernon Saunders Law

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. – George Clooney

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.
– George Clooney

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
– John F. Kennedy

Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Life is a classroom. Only those willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class. – Zig Ziglar

Life is a classroom. Only those willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.
– Zig Ziglar

I am still learning. – Michaelangelo, at age 87

I am still learning. – Michaelangelo, at age 87

Quotes About Learning Can Inspire Professional Development

There’s an anecdote about two business leaders talking about the merits of investing in employee development that goes something like this:

Exec #1: What if we invest in employee development and they leave?

Exec #2: What if we don’t – and they stay?

Lifelong learning is an inherent trait of the most successful leaders in and outside of business. Even if your business can’t afford to invest a lot of money in leadership or employee development, there are low-cost and no-cost professional development resources available to help bridge the gap.

1. LinkedIn

If you have a professional (paid) LinkedIn account, you have access to thousands and thousands of Lynda training videos and resources on a wide variety of topics at no additional cost.

2. TED Talks

https://www.ted.com/topics – “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).” There are loads of videos here on just about any topic you can think of including leadership development and employee training.

3. SCORE

https://www.score.org/ – “SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.” SCORE is a great resource for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to fill knowledge gaps for themselves as well a their employees.

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 12 Motivational Workplace Quotes About Learning

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