Lifelong learning is one of the things that makes us resilient. The older you get, the more important it is to learn something entirely new. It literally regenerates the brain, and makes it more resilient to insult and injury. The most important thing to learn about learning is that old dogs can learn new tricks ... if they want to. Research shows that we age better with new playmates and new toys.

Here are ten interesting quotes about learning:

1. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler

2. “The analysis of data will not by itself produce new ideas.” Edward de Bono

3. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

4. All learning has an emotional base. Plato

5. “Anything that we have to learn to do we learn by the actual doing of it. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate ones, brave by doing brave ones.” Aristotle

6. “You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.” Neils Bohr, Nobel prize-winning physicist

7. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Albert Einstein

8. “Knowledge increases in proportion to its use – that is, the more we teach the more we learn.” H. P. Blavatsky

9. “The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor.” Aristotle

10. “The basis of creativity has always been a new connection. To make connections would take hours using words. Your subconscious has to use pictures.” William J. J. Gordon

Author's Bio: 

©Susan Dunn, MA, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Learner and Teacher, . I offer coaching, Internet courses, teleclasses and ebooks so that you can learn. Many are centered around emotional intelligence. I also teach and train EI coaches. For FREE ezine, and put “ezine” for subject line.