Experience Quotes

An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.

Sholem Asch

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

Miracles never cease to amaze me. I expect them, but their consistent arrival is always delightful to experience.

Mark Victor Hansen

One can imagine a sane, healthy, cheerful human society based on no more than the principals of common sense, as validated each day by work, play, and living experience. But this remains the most utopian and fantastic of ideals.

Edward Abbey

Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures.

Roger B. Swain

The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish.

Benjamin Disraeli

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.

Jim Garrison

The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.

Leo Bascaglia

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Dilbert

For me, the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny. Whether working with a human figure or a still life, I am deeply aware of my spiritual connection with it. In my life, as in my work, I am motivated by a great yearning for balance and harmony beyond the realm of human experience, reaching for the essence of oneness with the Universe.

Ruth Bernhard

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues

Abraham Lincoln

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E.E. Cummings

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.

Johannes Stark

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.

Cullen Hightower

Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience.

Diane Arbus

His labour is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon!

Emily Dickinson

The sense organs experience the external light, sound, etc. with difficulty; the different sense organs only have a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.

Johannes P. Muller

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic

Cullen Hightower

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience

William Arthur

Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.

Aldous Huxley

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experience. No one can eliminate prejudices--just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow

One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.

Charles Dudley Warner
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