Experience Quotes

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
Giacomo leopardi - real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but...

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety - Nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
Anna Jameson
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Alfred North Whitehead
Alexander hamilton - it has been observed that a pure democracy if it...
Albert einstein - the most beautiful thing we can experience is the...

Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Belgian Prove
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
ife does not require us to make good it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
Harold Ruopp
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957 - 1963)
Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards.
Vernon Suanders Law, Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul: Tough Stuff
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius
I want my questions answered by an alert and experienced politician, prepared to be grilled and quoted - Not my hand held by an old smoothie.
William Safire
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - And stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove - Lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove - Lid again - And that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - Just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow, television broadcast, December 31, 1955
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music.
Donald E. Knuth
All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good - - The atavism of a more ancient ideal.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Anonymous
Experience becomes possible because of language.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
What each must seek in his own life never was on land or sea. It is something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
Joseph Campbell
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
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
Friedrich Nietzsche
What a price we pay for experience, when we must sell our youth to buy it.
Javan
A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.
Sir Arnold Bax
Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude
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
I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.
Sigmund Freud
Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world; through action he is to give to it meaning.
Leo Braeck
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
Edwin P. Whipple
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
Carl Jung
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
Paul Rudnick
I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.
Shakti Gawain
Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
Terry Josephson
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.
Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Elizabeth Hardwick
He who neglects to drink from the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance.
Ling Po, (Chinese, 701 - 762)
It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
Cornelius Tacitus