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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A handful of good life is better than seven bushels of learning.  French.  1
A learned man can only be appreciated by another learned man.  Sri Lankan.  2
A man becomes learned by asking questions.  3
A mere scholar at court is an ass among apes.  4
Do not learn to do that from which there is no advantage.  Hindu.  5
Don’t learn too much, Jack, else you must do a great deal.  German.  6
He is sufficiently learned that knows how to do well, and has power enough to refrain from evil.  Cicero.  7
He takes the eel of science by the tail. (Index learning.)  8
He who has learned unlearns with difficulty.  Modern Greek.  9
His learning overbalanceth his brain and so is a burthen.  10
I pity unlearned gentlemen on a rainy day.  Lord Falkland.  11
If thou love learning thou shalt be learned.  Isocrates.  12
It is altogether in vain to learn wisdom and yet live foolish.  13
It is good to learn at other men’s cost.  14
It is never too late to learn.  15
It is no shame for a man to learn that which he knoweth not, whatever be his age.  Isocrates.  16
Learning by study must be won,
’Twas ne’er entailed from sire to son.  Gay.
Learning is a sceptre to some, a bauble to others.  18
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.  Aristotle.  19
Learning is better than house and land.  Benjamin Disraeli.  20
Learning is the eye of the mind.  21
Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse.  22
Learning makes a man fit companion for himself.  23
Learning procures respect to good fortune and helps the bad.  24
Learning refines and elevates the mind.  25
Learning to have and wisdom to lack,
Is a load of books on an ass’s back.  Oriental.
Learn not and know not.  27
Learn some useful art that you may be independent of the caprice of fortune.  Cato.  28
Learn the luxury of doing good.  Goldsmith.  29
Learn to labor and to wait.  Longfellow.  30
Never too old to learn.  31
Nobody is born learned; even bishops are made of men.  Byron.  32
No man learneth but by pain or shame.  Dutch.  33
No one is so old that he cannot still learn something.  German.  34
One learns by falling (failing).  French.  35
Soon learnt, soon forgotten.  36
Take from the learned the pleasure of being heard and their love of knowledge would vanish.  Rousseau.  37
The best blood by learning is refined.  38
The greatest learning is to be seen in the greatest plainness.  39
The learned man has always riches in himself.  Phædrus.  40
The learned pate ducks to the golden fool.  41
The learned pig did not learn its letters in a day.  Punch.  42
The most learned are not the wisest.  Dutch.  43
The older one grows the more one learns.  Dutch.  44
There is more learning than knowledge in the world.  45
There is no royal road to learning.  46
’Tis harder to unlearn than to learn.  47
We are ay to learn as long as we live.  48

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