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Learning often comes with a curve that can pull you up quickly and leave you wondering if you are cut out for what you are trying to accomplish. It can be comforting, motivating and inspiring to know that people from all walks of life have felt exactly like you do.
To do just that for you, I’ve gathered together some of my favourite quotes that are designed to encourage and support you when you’re learning on the job and running into the inevitable challenges.

1. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records

2. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned scientist

3. “We learn from failure, not from success!” — Bram Stoker, author of Dracula

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4. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin, statesman and inventor

5. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” — Albert Einstein, inventor and genius

6. “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” — Isaac Asimov

7. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi, philosopher

8. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell, statesman and four-star general

9. “There’s no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions — in a way that serves the world and you.” — Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records

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10. “It’s better to move forward at a snail’s pace, than backward at any pace.” — Rhonda Begos

11. “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” — Zora Neale Hurston, writer and anthropologist

12. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo, inspirational speaker

13. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein, inventor and genius

14. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” — Leo Buscaglia, author and motivational speaker

15. “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” — Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist

16. “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, philosopher and writer

17. “He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” — Confuncius, philosopher

18. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” — Margaret Mead, author and speaker
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19. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” — Bruce Lee, actor

20. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” — Henry Ford, industrialist

21. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group

22. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci, artist

23. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you so that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” — Tony Robins, speaker & strategist

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24. “Research is creating new knowledge.” — Neil Armstrong, astronaut

25. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” — Elon Musk, inventor and businessman

Is there a particular quote above that resonates with you? Are there any inspiring words that have helped you push past the challenges you’ve faced when learning on the job? I’d love to hear about it so share in the comments below!