Experience Quotes

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

C.S. Lewis

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

Unknown

We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.

Sasha Azevedo

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain

William Faulkner

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession

George Washington

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.

Unknown

Experience is largely non-transferable.

Unknown

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been

Josh Billings

Experience is the name we give to our past mistakes

Oscar Wilde

These people, scattered all over the country, a few of them on the continent, were much like normal people. To outsiders, their relationship was not apparent; they certainly never revealed it; they never met. They became traders, captains of ships that traded with the Indies, soldiers, parliamentarians, agriculturists; some plunged into, some avoided, the constitutional struggles that dogged most of the seventeenth century. But they were all male or female Franks. They had the inexpressible benefit of their progenitor's one hundred and seventy-odd years' experience, and not only of his, but of all the other Franks. It was small wonder that, with few exceptions, whatever they did they prospered.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets I know it from experience.

William Arabin

The most hopeful people in the world are the young and the drunk. The first because they have little experience of failure, and the second because they have succeeded in drowning theirs.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim for self-development, or the discovery of cosmic truths when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.

Margaret Caroline Anderson

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

St. Augustine of Hippo

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

St. Augustine of Hippo

But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment.

Francis Bacon

To a great experience one thing is essential an experiencing nature.

Walter Bagehot

The most unique thing in the world is you. If you can take these steps and show us yourself through it, then that will be an extraordinary experience for the audience. Because you are unique, if you can tell us what is wonderful about you, or what is strange, or what is sad, or what is angry, then you will have done something extraordinary for the audience.

Alvin Ailey

I never considered myself a comic. I don't have much experience doing improv or stand-up. I moved to New York and studied at the Strasberg Institute. I wanted to be a serious, dramatic actor.

Will Arnett

Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted.

Will Arnett

I am a Liberal, yet I am a Liberal tempered by experience, reflexion, and renouncement, and I am, above all, a believer in culture.

Matthew Arnold

Einstein said that "the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." So why do so many of us try to explain the beauty of music, thus depriving it of its mystery?

Leonard Bernstein

People ask if I can compete with the money of Hillary and Barack. I hope at the end of the day, they can compete with my ideas and my experience.

Joseph Robinette

Induction is the process of taking things within our experience to be representative of the world outside our experience. It is a process of projection or extrapolation.

Simon Blackburn

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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