Experience Quotes

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If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Henry Ford
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do??
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
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

I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.
William Shakespeare
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
Randolph Bourne
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse.
Derwood Finche
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus
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 is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue.
Henry James
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
Noam Chomsky
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
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
Unknown
One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.
Rabbi Harold Kushne
As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are.
Joseph Farrell
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Kelle
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
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
Erica Jong, O Magazine, 2003
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Roosevelt, Eleano
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington
The difficulties we experience Always illuminate the lessons we need most.
Unknown
Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
Harold Taylo
What experience and history teach is this - That nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein
Become aware of internal, subjective subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hither unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
Abraham Harold Maslow
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
Aldous Huxley
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
Hosea Ballou
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
David T. Wolf
By far the best proof is experience.
Sir Francis Bacon
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown
For it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of insuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.
Alexander Hamilton
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
Arab Prove
Experience: A comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
Judith Stern
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches