Unlearn Quotes (11 quotes)
Can we ring the bells backward? Can we unlearn the arts that pretend to civilize, and then burn the world? There is a march of science; but who shall beat the drums for its retreat?
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
Every so often, you have to unlearn what you thought you already knew, and replace it by something more subtle.
Every student who enters upon a scientific pursuit, especially if at a somewhat advanced period of life, will find not only that he has much to learn, but much also to unlearn.
I learned, and later had to unlearn in order to become a scientist myself, that science is simply measurement and the answers are in print.
It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors, as his knowledge. Mal-information is more hopeless than non-information: for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one on which we first erase. Ignorance is contented to stand still with her back to the truth; but error is more presumptuous, and proceeds, in the same direction. Ignorance has no light, but error follows a false one. The consequence is, that error, when she retraces her footsteps, has farther to go, before we can arrive at the truth, than ignorance.
It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their own attention, supposing it to be new.
It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong
That learning is most requisite which unlearns evil
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to remount to first principles, and take no bodys word about them.
To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.