Experience Quotes

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Thomas mann - a solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees...

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
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Alfred north whitehead - an enormous part of our mature experience cannot...

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - - Hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.
Joan Rivers
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
C. S. Lewis, Chicken Soup for the Soul (book)
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.
Henry Mille
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
Unknown
Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
Dr. Thomas Dooley
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
Max Frisch
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the real world since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil Gibran
Experience is the worst teacher it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
Vernon Law
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
Aldous Huxley, unknown
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company 600, 000. No, I replied, I just spent 600, 000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Experience is a comb that is given to you, when you have already lost you hair.
Giorgos Zambetas, Greek musician
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others history, men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
Aldous Huxley
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
John Cage
The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
Samuel Smiles
Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.
Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Charles Buxton
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus
What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.
George Bernard Shaw
You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.
Constantine Peter Cavafy
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity.
Alexander Hamilton
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
Aldous Huxley
One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
Alice James
Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us.
David Sarnoff
It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses.
Charles Peguy
One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.
Author Unknown
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein
Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
Anonymous
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Socrates
Never argue with an idiot, because they will only bring you down to their level and beat you by experience.
John Guerrero