Lessons are not given, they are taken.

By | February 12, 2009

  • A lesson that is never learned can never be too often taught.~ Seneca
  • All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.~ Author Unknown
  • A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.~ Johann Georg Zimmermann
  • A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.~ Dan Rather
  • Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.~ Gunther Grass
  • Every experience, however bitter, has its lesson, and to focus one’s attention on the lesson helps one overcome the bitterness.~ Edward Howard Griggs
  • Everyone is perfectly willing to learn from unpleasant experience — if only the damage of the first lesson could be repaired.~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  • Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards..~ Vernon Sanders Law
  • He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.~ John Dryden
  • If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.~ George Bernard Shaw
  • It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Learning history is easy; learning its lessons seems almost impossibly difficult.~ Nicholas Bentley
  • Life is a long lesson in humility.~ James Matthew Barrie
  • Life will teach you the lessons, it is up to you to learn them.~ Lesson Quotes
  • Make it your business to know yourself — which is the most difficult lesson in the world.~ Miguel De Cervantes
  • One man’s fault is another man’s lesson.~ Maltese Proverb
  • One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else. ~ Jinx Milea
  • One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.~ Will Durant
  • Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.~ Thomas H. Huxley
  • Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening — she makes one.~ Kirk Kirkpatrick
  • The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.~ Winston Churchill
  • The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The only moral lesson which is suited for a child, the most important lesson for every time of life, is this: “Never hurt anybody.” ~ Denis Breeze
  • There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.~Harrison Salisbury
  • The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.~ Author Unknown
  • This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.~ Gertrude Stein
  • This taught me a lesson, but I’m not quite sure what it is.~ John McEnroe quotes
  • When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.~ Horace

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