Adult learning has never been more in vogue.
Are you over 25 and harboring a yearning to go back to school to help you get a new job, start a new career, or improve yourself?
All over the country, non-traditional students are part of a movement gaining additional skills and knowledge across the campuses of community colleges, trade schools, and open universities.
The transformative benefits of continuing education can’t be denied, and are evident to anyone who opens themselves up to opportunity.
The 20 people listed below, all have had a few words to say on the subject of adult learning.
Prepare to be inspired.
Take It from These 20 People: Adult Learning Is Always Fashionable
#1 “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
#2 “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae
#3 “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
#4 “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
#5 “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
#6 “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
#7 “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci
#8 “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B. B. King
#9 “A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.” – William Allen White
#11 “One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.” – Washington Irving
#12 “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
#13 “As long as I’m learning something, I figure I’m OK – it’s a decent day. ” – Hunter S. Thompson
#14 “The top experts in the world are ardent students. The day you stop learning, you’re definitely not an expert.” – Brendon Burchard
#15 “Children whose parents return to study do much better at school. Offenders who persist with studies are much less likely to re-offend. The national mental health strategy recognizes the important role adult learning can play for people recovering from mental illness.” – David Blunkett
#16 “I think the principal purpose of education is to allow each of us, when we become adults, to shape our own future.” – Michael Gove
#10 “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
#17 “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman
#18 “Never make you home in a place. Make a home for yourself insider your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it with – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.” – Tad Williams
#19 “When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.” – Lillian Smith
#20 “You can never be overdressed or over-educated.” – Oscar Wilde
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