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Proverbs containing the word Learn

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes; fools by their own

It is better to keep out of trouble by not repeating the foolish behaviour of others than it is to do as they did and suffer in the same way.

Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl

This means that if you mix with evil companions you will soon be as wicked as they are.

Through obedience learn to command

We must learn to obey orders before we are qualified to give them. This means the same as He that cannot obey cannot command.

There is no royal road to learning

A royal road to anything is a way of attaining it without trouble or effort, since a king's way (the royal road) is always made easy for him.... Read more →

Live and learn

Experience is a good teacher. The longer we live, the more we learn. The saying is often used in a half-humorous way, as if with a shrug of the... Read more →

A little learning is a dangerous thing

People with a little knowledge are often unaware of their ignorance and are consequently easily misled. The quotation is from Pope's Essay on... Read more →

One is never too old to learn

However much you know, there is always more to learn, and whatever your age, you can still increase your knowledge. Cicero refers to 'a zeal of... Read more →

Learn to walk before you run

Knowledge cannot be acquired all at once; it must be gained step by step. Don't try to spell 'catastrophe' if you cannot spell 'cat'! Start with... Read more →