To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told...and have a sense of humor doing it.
The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one's own accord - it feels great - but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop.
...he forgot for the while what experience had taught him-that no human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
Faith is about going through hell, coming out with some scars, and becoming a wiser person from the lessons you’ve learned along the way. You must take the scars of your past and appreciate them for what they have taught you. You also have to take the scars, the lessons of your past and not let them control your future….
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.
I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
The civil rights and antiwar movements taught Americans to question authority.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
My father had a handgun on the bedside table, and we were all taught to handle firearms.
The fire burns as the novel taught it how.
Being Iraqi taught me to be very cautious.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Crows are incredibly smart. They can be taught five things on the drop.
Diabetes taught me discipline.
In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man.
Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school.
Vipassana taught me how to maintain equanimity in all situations of life.
When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.
The feminists taught us about consciousness-raising.
My mom actually taught fifth grade, so... I'm good with fifth graders. That's, like, my specialty.