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Help with another quote, please. (Details inside)

Asked by 2davidc8 (9777points) 1 week ago

I don’t recall the exact words, but it goes something like, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. But I do, and I understand!”

Who said it, and what were the exact words?

It alludes to the idea that you have to take an active part in order to really understand something.

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JLoon's avatar

Ancient Chinese philosopher Xun Kuang -

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14098753.Xun_Kuang

Be wise Grasshopper.

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doyendroll's avatar

‚ÄúTell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2019/02/27/tell/

2davidc8's avatar

Thank you for your replies. They’re not how I’ve heard it, but perhaps what I remember is somebody’s paraphrase of the ancient Chinese philosopher’s quote.

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