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20 More Quotes on Unlearning

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Last year, I had a popular post listing my 10 favorite quotes on unlearning. Over time, I have added even more quotes to my growing collection. For your reading — and thinking — enjoyment, I'd now like to share them with you. Unlearn  

“Before people can begin something new, they have to end what used to be and unlearn the old way.” — William Bridges


“The most necessary part of learning is unlearning our errors.” — Zeno


“Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning.” — Dijkstra


"A culture that cannot unlearn and psychically disinvest can never be ready for the challenges of the future." — E. Ted Prince


 “Every mile you go in the wrong direction is really a two mile error. Unlearning is twice as hard as learning.” –Unknown


“When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before.” — Henry David Thoreau


 “We must unlearn the constellation to see the stars.” — Jack Gilbert from the poem “Tear it down”


 “It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong.” — Martin H. Fisher


 “The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.” – G.K. Chesterton


 “We must be willing to sit on the edge of mystery and unlearn what has helped guide us in the past but is no longer useful.” — Robert Wicks


“To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.” Robert Heinlei


"Learn to unlearn." – Benjamin Disraeli


 “I have spent most of my life unlearning things that were proved not to be true.” — R. Buckminster Fuller


 “All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley


“The mind is slow in unlearning what it has been long in learning.” — Seneca


“Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” — Mark Twain


“The curious thing is that with these exponential changes, so much of what we currently know is just getting to be wrong. So many of our assumptions are getting to be wrong. As so, as we move forward, not only is it going to be a question of learning it is also going to be a question of unlearning.” — John Seely Brown.


 “Having to be right becomes a barrier to unlearning and understanding.” — John Naisbett


 “We know that we do not know all the laws yet … therefore things must be learned only to be unlearned again.” — Richard Feynman


“It’s not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it’s what you have to unlearn.” Issac Asimov


“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” – Gloria Steinem


“No! No different. Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned.” — Yoda


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