Experience Quotes

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

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

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

Albert Camus

Poets treat their experiences shamelessly; they exploit them

Friedrich Nietzsche

Experience is only half of experience

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Experience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist

W. R. Inge

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

William James

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


Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Louis D. Brandeis

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

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

George Santayana

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

Elizabeth Bowen

Time does not, and shall never, equal experience.

Alistair Harding

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

George Washington

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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


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

Doug Rader

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.

David T. Wolf

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Harold Macmillan

Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy

Thomas Carlyle

Catching a glimpse of your own greatness can be one of the most unsettling experiences imaginable.

Steve Pavlina

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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