Unlearning quotes: stop learning, start unlearning!

We love quotes, they’re like little gifts sent across time and space. Here are a few of our favorite unlearning quotes (discover how to learn, then unlearn and relearn):

It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Mark Twain

Grow your talents and skills through a consistent practice and progressive learning. Learn to relearn and unlearn. Raise the bar for yourself always. 

Israelmore Ayivor

Half of wisdom is learning what to unlearn.

Larry Niven

The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

A good deal of education consists of unlearning – the breaking of bad habits.

Mary McCarthy

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Lao Tzu

Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.

Leon Brown

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

William Bridges

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.


Stop learning for a moment! Take inspiration from these unlearning quotes and discover the power of unlearning and relearning.

For more inspiration, cultivate a growth mindset.