The best thing for being sad is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails.
You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds.
There is only one thing for it then, to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.
– T. H. White, The Sword in the Stone (The wizard Merlyn to the young Arthur)
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
– Thomas H. Huxley (1825 – 1895)
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
– Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
– Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968)
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.