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As many times as I've seen 'The Merchant of Venice,' I always take Shylock's side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He's treated cruelly. And it's tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.
Anyone who works on a quilt, who devotes her time, energy, creativity, and passion to that art, learns to value the work of her hands. And as any quilter will tell you, a quilter's quilting friends are some of the dearest, most generous, and most supportive people she knows.
I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books. I think the reader learns more about her, but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.
Marilyn vos Savant
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
He who laughs most, learns best.
Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.
One learns to itch where one can scratch.
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.
Showing up to games year after year, no matter what the product on the field gives you back, is a learned behavior - sort of like rats in a maze searching for cheese. The rat learns the maze, learns where the cheese is placed and eventually goes to it without thought, even when the cheese is taken away. The rat doesn't know anything else.
As exercise is necessary to the development of physical muscle, so development of the moral nature is accomplished through temptation. The soul being given choice, may exercise it in whatever direction it chooses, for it learns just as well by its mistakes as by right action in the first place, perhaps even better.
What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work.
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
Henry Ward Beecher
One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters.
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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