Instructive Quotes About Experience

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Ambrose Bierce

Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The reward of suffering is experience.
Harry S Truman

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
John Wooden

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Khalil Gibran

The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
Albert Bandura

Experience is what you get while looking for something else.
Federico Fellini

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
John Keats

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
Joseph Campbell

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Vince Lombardi

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Saint Teresa of Avila

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
William Osler

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
John Ruskin

The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
Henrik Ibsen

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin

Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
William Ellery Channing

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Heinrich Heine

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Sai Baba

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Josh Billings

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
Patrick Henry

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill

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