People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love.
The only source of knowledge is experience
One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
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.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald
My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best