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The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. Author Unknown

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients. Hindu Proverb

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

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else. Queen Latifah

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

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

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

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

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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. OSCAR WILDE

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

The dirty nurse, Experience, in her kind Hath foul’d me. ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced–even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. HENRY JAMES

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Experience is by industry achieved, And perfected by the swift course of time. William Shakespeare

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. Benjamin Franklin

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

The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition. William Wordsworth

Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground. Josh Billings

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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. Elbert Hubbard

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along. Samuel Butler

Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it. Author Unknown

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

If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon. Doug Rader

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The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. Emily Dickinson

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

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

The noblest search is the search for excellence. Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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To rectify past blunders is impossible, but we might profit by the experience of them. GEORGE WASHINGTON

A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get. L. FRANK BAUM

No man’s knowledge can go beyond his experience. JOHN LOCKE

Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE

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Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge. Mahatma Gandhi

The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer bought. Hosea Ballou

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already, thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take firm root in our personal experience. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He knows the water best who has waded through it. Danish Proverb

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

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Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses: We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the Author. John Keats

If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato, and more time in the buses with people. Simeon Strunsky

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it. John Updike

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere’s Fan, 1896

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. Pete Seeger

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A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. Mao Zedong

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. Pete Seeger

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

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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Experience, if we only learn by it, is cheap at any price. IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

Experience is a truer guide than the words of others. LEONARDO DA VINCI, Thoughts on Art and Life

Experience gives us the tests first and the lessons later. NAOMI JUDD, public radio interview, 1994

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, The Professor at the Breakfast Table

What is all knowledge too but recorded experience? THOMAS CARLYLE, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action. We cannot learn men from books. BENJAMIN DISRAELI, Vivian Grey

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Those who come last enter with advantage. They are born to the wealth of antiquity. The materials for judging are prepared, and the foundations of knowledge are laid to their hands. Besides, if the point was tried by antiquity, antiquity would lose it, for the present age is really the oldest, and has the largest experience to plead. Collier

All experience is an arch to build upon. Henry Brook Adams

Experience is a jewel, and it had need be so, for it is often purchased at an infinite rate. William Shakespeare

Experience is a safe light to walk by, and he is not a rash man who expects to succeed in future from the same means which have secured it in times past. Wendell Phillips

Pick up a grain a day and add to your heap. You will soon learn, by happy experience, the power of littles as applied to intellectual processes and gains. John S. Hart

That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience, is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that which is got by reading. Thomas à Kempis

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Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward. Søren Kierkegaard

Looking back, you realize that everything would have explained itself if you had only stopped interrupting. Robert Brault

The person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn’t, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was gitting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  Chinese Proverb

Experience makes more timid men than it does wise ones. Josh Billings

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. David T. Wolf

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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience. Chinua Achebe

The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know. John Frusciante

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

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. Oliver Wendall Holmes

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Experience is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley

Experience is the universal mother of sciences. Miguel de Cervantes

There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won’t forget them. Joyce Meyer

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

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. Stephen Leacock, Literary Lapses, 1910

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. Author Unknown

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The problem is that when you get it, you’re too damned old to do anything about it. Jimmy Connors, on experience

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. Herb Caen

Wisdom before experience is only words; wisdom after experience is of no avail. Mark van Doren

Whoso is content with pure experience and acts upon it has enough of truth. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

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Experience is the only good ’tis safer to borrow than to buy. IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

God sends experience to paint men’s portraits. HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

The field of experience is the whole universe in all directions. Theory remains shut up within the limits of human faculties. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE


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