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Teaching an Old Dog

I am trying to learn new things all the time. So, I thought it would be fun to discuss learning new things, especially for people my age (I am a septuagenarian). I can’t tell you if I dreamed this or was told this or made it up myself, but here is a quote about when it’s time to stop learning new things.

There are two reasons why a person should stop learning. One is death. The other reason I have yet to learn but I’ll keep trying.

Here are some better thoughts on learning that I found on the internet ( ).

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. “
— Abraham Lincoln

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.”
― B.B. King

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”
— Vernon Howard

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.”
— Henry Ford

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
— Carl Rogers

Currently, I am learning to write screenplays. I’m hoping to accomplish this to help a newfound friend with a project for TV. That’s all I will say about this for now to comply with the confidentiality agreement.

What do you think about this old dog or any elderly person learning new tricks? Maybe you’d like to share some of your favorite quotes about learning? What are some things your learning? Please share your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.

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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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