Learning has a value for everyone, even if it is not often apparent such as how to use a lawnmower or paint a fence or tidy your office. Sometimes it is resented, not everyone likes being at school or doing exams or listening to speeches. Sometimes we will relish the prospect, to perhaps learn a skill, a sport, how to dance, how to cook, to study in depth a subject you love.
We sometimes take learning for granted, but there is no profit in that. In a wonderful book written by an American academic Jonathon Rose called "The intellectual Life of the British working classes", he cites many people who were driven to learn, the 19th century shepherds who would leave their precious books in stone walls for each other to collect and read; the popular and prolific writer Catherine Cookson who was a semi-literate chambermaid and attended night school, and had a hugely successful career as a novelist. The factory workers who took it by turn to read to their workmates from books and newspapers as they filled his quota.
The potential for learning is everywhere.
Below are some useful quotes about learning for you to use in your customer service training.
Put these quotes about learning on posters, on course material, on emails, get people thinking about learning, it will make a difference to the success of your customer service training.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” - Henry Ford
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Gandhi
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think” - Socrates
“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” - Chinese Proverb
“Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.” - Vilfredo Pareto
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.” - Goethe
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing” - John Powell
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives” - Clay P. Bedford
“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” - Eartha Kitt
“Learning is not a spectator sport” - D. Blocher
“Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
“You learn something every day if you pay attention” - Ray LeBlond
“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.” - Alexander Pope
“I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” - Abraham Lincoln
“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind” - Martin H. Fischer
“It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.” - Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” - Chinese Proverb
“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught” - Winston Churchill
“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” - Mortimer Adler
“I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.” - George Herbert Palmer
Here's some more quotes about learning to help with your
customer service training
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” - Vernon Howard
“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before” - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
“If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.” - Russell Hoban
“You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.” - H.G. Wells
“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” - Dudley Field Malone
“Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” - Dana Stewart Scott
“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
“Learning without thought is labor lost” - Confucius
“The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.” - Henry S. Haskins
“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” - Lloyd Alexander
“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back” - Chinese Proverb
“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong” - Bill Vaughan
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