Experience Quotes

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Denis Waitley

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald

Chinese Proverbs

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

Bob Packwood

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition is high.

Norwegian Proverb

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

Mark Twain

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism....

Albert Einstein

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

Walter Benjamin

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.

Albert Einstein

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it.

Bernard Baruch

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic

Breathe-in experience,breathe-out poetry.

Muriel Rukeyser

Every part of this country is sacred to my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove has been hallowed by some fond memory or some sad experience of my tribe. Even the rocks, which seem to lie dumb as they swelter in the sun along the silent shore in solemn grandeur thrill with memories of past events connected with the fate of my people, the very dust under your feet responds more lovingly to our footsteps than to yours, because it is the ashes of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch, for the soil is rich with the life of our kindred.

Chief Seattle

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

Franklin P. Jones

Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

Max Frisch
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