Experience quotes page 1
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
Otto von Bismarck
Experience, the universal mother of sciences.
Miguel de Cervantes
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Experience has made me wiser.
Welcome all experiences. You never know which one is gonna turn everything on.
Experience is a comb which fate gives to man when his hair is all gone.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar
Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved
upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors
and look for more.
Sir Winston Churchill
There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by
observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgement.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good
something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with
what you know and the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you
A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did?
Don't do that."
It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.
Vincent van Gogh
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there;
lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot
stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.
An easy life doesn't teach us anything. In the end it's the learning that matters - what we've
learned and how we've grown.
Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of
experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.
Learn by doing. Theory is nice, but nothing replaces actual experience.
Thought is cause, experience is effect. If you don't like the effects in your life, you have to
change the nature of your thinking.
It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner.
No man was ever so completely skilled
in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information
from age and experience.
Memories can either make you or break
you. They can drag you down, destroy your
confidence, wear out your spirit and keep you living in "what was" and not "what is." Or they
can be the foundation for unbelievable learning, new experiences, and a purposeful, happy life
built on what you are capable of achieving at this very moment in time. Don't live in the past
- learn from it.
Two kinds of people are good at
foreseeing danger: those who have learned at their own
expense, and the clever people who learn a great deal at the expense of others.
A failure is a man who has blundered,
but is not able to cash in the experience.
Education is cheap; experience is
The older I grow the more I distrust
the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Certain things in life simply have to be experienced and never explained. Love is such a thing.
Experience is the name every one gives his mistakes.
You're sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take
a look at reality. You're floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you
have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.
Michael A. Singer
Every experience of love, bliss, belonging, inspiration and insight provides a stepping stone
back to your true self.
Anybody who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.
Franklin P. Jones