Experience Quotes

In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts

Harold Macmillan

To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.

David T. Wolf

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

Doug Rader

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.

Proverb

Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country

George Washington

Time does not, and shall never, equal experience.

Alistair Harding

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself - in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience

Elizabeth Bowen

Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.

George Santayana

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.

Louis D. Brandeis

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Experience has two things to teach: the first is that we must correct a great deal; the second, that we must not correct too much

Delacroix

Experience has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas

William James

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life

Henri Frederic Amiel

Experience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist

W. R. Inge

Experience is only half of experience

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Albert Camus

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself

Martin Luther

Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculated for their own good without the intervention of a coercive power

George Washington

What is experience? A poor little hut constructed from the ruins of the palace of gold and marble called our illusions

Joseph Roux

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

Jimmy Carter

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.

Ellen Goodman

Experience is what you get while looking for something else.

Federico Fellini
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