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I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

— Franklin Pierce Adams (Public Domain)

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I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

— William Lyon Phelps (Image by Pixabay; free use)

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If a man will begin with certainties, he will end with doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end with certainties.

— Francis Bacon (by Paul van Somer; Public Domain)

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It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

— Victor Hugo (1876, by Étienne Carjat; Public Domain)

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It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.

——Julius Caesar (Public Domain)

As someone who believes in the lifelong pursuit of education, it is important to point out that the ability to create is built upon the foundation of one’s knowledge up to that point. However, the pursuit of education is meaningless if one is not constantly considering how to apply this knowledge, and then actually using it to build and create. In the end, it doesn’t matter how much we know; what matters is what we have created with what we know.

—Mike Hazell

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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

—Aldous Huxley (1954; Public Domain)

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Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought with ardor and diligence.

—Abigail Adams (by Benjamin Blyth; Public Domain)

We do, indeed, learn a lot by mere chance as we go through our lives. But how much of that, after our formal education, has been by design rather than simply what we pick up along the way? Focused, concentrated learning throughout our lifetime will not only give us wisdom guided by intelligence, it will also help keep our most important tool—our mind—sharp and vigilant.

We have so many wonderful options today that weren’t available at any point throughout history. From searching for a book online and being able to read it within minutes on a device, to platforms such as Udemy, Coursera, Lynda.com, and The Great Courses which allow us a focused learning experience on a specific topic, we can learn virtually anything from wherever we are.

Even if just for thirty minutes per day, commit to increasing your mental prowess by studying some topic of interest. You will be amazed at the long-term benefits which will follow.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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