Experience Quotes

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard
Fred brooks - good judgement is the result of experience......

I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
Harry S Truman
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Ghandi, 1931
Johann von goethe - all truly wise thoughts have been thought already...
Friedrich nietzsche - experience, as a desire for experience, does not...

Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
Harold Taylo
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin
If the objects who serve us feel ecstacy, they are much more often concerned with themselves than with us, and our own enjoyment is consequently impaired. The idea of seeing another person experience the same pleasure reduces one to a kind of equality which spoils the unutterable charms that come from despotism.
Marquis de Sade
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
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
Hosea Ballou
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
Must be out - Of - Doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
Henry David Thoreau
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew or what they thought they knew was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Every experience in life, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met. Everything we have seen, heard, felt, or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us.
Orison Swett Marden
I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them, on the whole, are trash.
Sigmund Freud
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
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
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
Deepak Chopra
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
Edwin P. Whipple
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
Every time we remember to say thank you, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The possibilities for mobilizing the experience, imaginations, and intelligence of workers, both employed and unemployed, are limitless.
Dominique Bouhours
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Barry LePatne
Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.
Lawrence Peter Berra
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
To touch is to experience, but to feel is to live.
Loren Klein
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
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.
Joachim du Bellay
Experience becomes possible because of language.
Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
Real love is a permanently self - Enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck, O Magazine, February 2004
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
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins cash and experience. Take the experience first the cash will come later.
Harold Green
Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet.
Michael Brian Schiffe
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
One good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.
Gene Brown
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
E. e. cummings
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe