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Experience quotes and quotations

Education is when you read the find print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger

Suffering brings experience.
Aeschylus

You can't step twice into the same river.
Heraclitus of Ephesus

Believe Robert who has tried it.
Robert Burton

Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another.
Manilius

Who heeds not experience, trust him not.
John Boyle O'Reilly

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Roger Ascham

Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried?
Lord Byron

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
Abraham Lincoln

A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R Murrow

By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.
Roger Ascham

Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward.
Soren Kierkegaard

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

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

We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters.
James Anthony Froude

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Sin bravely...We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future.
Russell R McIntyre

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.
Alfred Sheinwold

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
F P Jones

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
Bette Davis

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
Isadora Duncan

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
Georges Clemenceau

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Jim Horning

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner

A burnt child dreads the fire.
English Proverb

One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
Alice James

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Josh Billings

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James Anthony Froude

Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence.
Matthew Green

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Saunders Law

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

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Oscar Levant

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
Patrick Henry

Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.
Max Frisch

As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are.Ê.
Joseph Farrell

Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
Josh Billings

In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.
George Crabbe

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

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
James Boswell

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Sanders Law

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
J A Froude

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus

Only so much do I know, as I have lived.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art.
James Anthony Froude

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R Murrow

Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.
Judith Stern

Experience is the teacher of fools. [Lat., Stultorum eventus magister est.]
Titus Livy

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller

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

What man would be wise, let him drink of the river That bears on his bosom the record of time; A message to him every wave can deliver To teach him to creep till he knows how to climb.
John Boyle O'Reilly

A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln

To show the world what long experience gains, Requires not courage, though it calls for pains; But at life's outset to inform mankind Is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
George Crabbe

Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way, And giv'st access, though secret she retire.
John Milton

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
James Boswell

Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs.
Dante Alighieri

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.
Anon

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren

Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
Dr Thomas Dooley

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
George Bernard Shaw

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
Randolph Bourne

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller

Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux

Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.
Michel de Montaigne

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