never too old to learn

See also the two preceding proverbs (it is never too late to learn, it is never too late to mend). Cf. SENECA Epistle LXXVI. iii. tamdiu discen-dum est, quamdiu nescias: si proverbio credimus, quamdiu vivas, we must go on learning as long as we are ignorant; or, if we believe the proverb, as long as we live.

1530 A. BARCLAY Eclogues (EETS) II. 538 Coridon thou art not to olde for to lere.

1555 Institution of Gentleman B7v No man can be to olde to learne.

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 112 Never too old to learn.

1712 J. ARBUTHNOT Law is Bottomles Pit I. vii. A Lawyer I was born, and a Lawyer I will be; one is never too Old to learn.

1858 TROLLOPE Dr. Thorne I. x. One should never be too old to learn—there’s always something new worth picking up.

1990 ‘C. AIRD’ ‘Lord Peter’s Touch’ in Injury Time (1995) 45 ‘All right then, tell me. I suppose I’m never too old to learn.’


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