There is so much to learn from one of the most endearing comic strips of all time, Calvin and Hobbes. The characters in the comics seems to be written for the children but the appeal lies in its understanding of the absurdity of the adult life. Many of the strips written by Bill Watterson take a more philosophical turn and become a deep and thoughtful commentary on life, learning and at times, on Maths. Here are some of the best quotes on life lessons from the genius mind of Bill Watterson.

Quotes on Life Lessons and Maths

Burden of Being a Genius

Calvin and Hobbes Genius
Calvin and Hobbes Genius

Life Lesson: Definition of Work

Officially, Work is an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result. Calvin makes the definition better.

Calvin and Hobbes Definition of Work
Calvin and Hobbes Definition of Work

Trick Question

There were quite a few comic strips of Calvin asking a little help from Susie Derkins during Math tests and all of them were simply hilarious. Was Calvin really so dumb?

Calvin and Hobbes Trick Question
Calvin and Hobbes Trick Question

What causes wind?

Calvin may have the ultimate outlook to life but there are times his Dad gets better of him. He is really having fun in at least this particular strip.

Calvin and Hobbes What causes Wind
Calvin and Hobbes What causes Wind

Competency

Calvin is absolutely right with this. Only if the people of the world get it and act on it.

Calvin and Hobbes Competency
Calvin and Hobbes Competency

Qualification for being a Dad

Calvin’s innocuous questions can really unsettle the most well established notions.

Calvin and Hobbes Qualification for Dad
Calvin and Hobbes Qualification for Dad

Loopholes

Miss Wormwood printed a few questions on a piece of paper and thought that she can make Calvin stress his precious brain. That’s not going to happen. What’s going to happen is that the comic readers are going to be delighted.

Calvin and Hobbes Loopholes
Calvin and Hobbes Loopholes

Life Lesson: What’s Important?

Did the wise ones around you kill your joy of learning by telling you what’s important and what’s not instead of just letting you learn. Learning, and to a lot extent, work, is fun only when they are not predetermined.

Calvin and Hobbes what's Important
Calvin and Hobbes what’s Important

Understanding Maths

As we have found so many times, it’s really hard to understand Maths. Isn’t it?

Calvin and Hobbes Bushel and Pecks
Calvin and Hobbes Bushel and Pecks

Cheating Maths

Is Calvin really so poor in Maths or does Susie Derkins make him look so? Who cares when both of them are such lovable characters.

Calvin and Hobbes Cheating Maths
Calvin and Hobbes Cheating Maths

Math Lesson : Understanding Division

Math problems really talk of alien stuff. Who really does what’s stated in Math problems. Learn division from Calvin in this hilarious comic.

Calvin and Hobbes Division
Calvin and Hobbes Division

Earning Money

Want to quickly earn money? Try some of the stuff in this super cute Sunday strip.

Calvin and Hobbes Earning Money
Calvin and Hobbes Earning Money

Math and Life Lesson Rolled into One

Some of Calvin’s quotes on life lessons can be so profound. Here is one that transcends so many boundaries.

quote integers
quote integers

Manipulating the System

This is so true and such a great life lesson. Only when we hit our late adult stage that we realize we have been doing this all our life.

Calvin and Hobbes Manipulating the System
Calvin and Hobbes Manipulating the System

Surveys

You can learn a few things about data and surveys in this intelligent comic strip.

Calvin and Hobbes Surveys
Calvin and Hobbes Surveys

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