Experience Quotes

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

Joseph Roux

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

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

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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