Experience Quotes

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

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last

William Morris

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Heinrich Heine

The triumph of hope over experience

Samuel Johnson

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

Henrik Ibsen

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John Locke

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

Victoria Holt

Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.

Harry Callahan

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.


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

Immanuel Kant

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.

Ram Dass

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

Helen Keller

When a person with money meets a person with experience, the person with the experience winds up with the money and the person with the money winds up with the experience

Harvey MacKay

The reward of suffering is experience.


Experience is by industry achieved, and perfected by the swift course of time

William Shakespeare

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action

Benjamin Disraeli

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.

Alfred Adler

Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best

Spanish Proverb

My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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