106 Quotes About Experience

106 Quotes About Experience. Whether you are just starting out on your life journey or you have been around the block a time or two, these quotes about experience will speak to you. They remind us that no matter how much we may know, there is always more to learn; and that the sum total of our experiences make us who we are. Enjoy!

Quotes About Experience

1. Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard

2. The only source of knowledge is experience. – Albert Einstein

3. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. – C. S. Lewis

4. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

5. A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. – Mark Twain

6. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. – Abraham Lincoln

7. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

8. Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. – Oscar Wilde

9. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. – Sai Baba

11. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

12. Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print experience is what you get when you don’t. – Pete Seeger

13. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. – Douglas Adams

14. The years teach much which the days never know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston

 
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16. Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. – John W. Gardner
 

17. A woman’s life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. – Wallis Simpson

18. I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else. – Queen Latifah

19. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. – Albert Camus

20. Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. – Andre Gide

21. When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. – Albert Camus

22. Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. – John Keats

23. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Auguste Rodin

24. Experience is the teacher of all things. – Julius Caesar

25. If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires. – Abigail Van Buren

26. Experience teaches only the teachable. – Aldous Huxley

27. Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. – Franklin P. Jones

28. Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. – Jan Peter Balkenende

29. Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. – Ambrose Bierce

30. Conviction without experience makes for harshness. – Flannery O’Connor

31. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. – Samuel Butler

32. Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. – Immanuel Kant

33. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. – Rita Mae Brown

34. Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. – Benjamin Disraeli

35. Deep experience is never peaceful. – Henry James

36. Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. – Heinrich Heine

37. All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

38. Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. – John Ruskin

39. All that I know I learned after I was thirty. – Georges Clemenceau

40. Every moment is an experience. – Jake Roberts

 
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41. Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. – Fred Brooks

42. There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant

43. There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. – John Stuart Mill

44. What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print. – Isadora Duncan

45. The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. – Frank McCourt

46. The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate. – Alice Walker

47. The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely. – William Osler

48. We are each responsible for all of our experiences. – Louise L. Hay

49. There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply. – Josh Billings

50. My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones. – Agnetha Faltskog

51. My experiences have taught me a lot and I’m happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn. – Ally Sheedy

52. An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. – Don Marquis

53. Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. – M. Scott Peck

54. Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. – A. E. Housman

55. Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you. – Anne Lamott

56. Experience is the only prophecy of wise men. – Alphonse de Lamartine

57. Experience is a great teacher. – John Legend

58. Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained. – Joseph Roux

59. All experience is an arch, to build upon. – Henry Adams

60. Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. – Karl Kraus

61. Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. – Randolph Bourne

62. The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know. – John Frusciante

63. I think we are a product of all our experiences. – Sanford I. Weill

64. Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. – Clarence Day

65. Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience. – Albert Bandura

66. Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience. – A. R. Ammons

67. Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost. – William Ellery Channing

68. Color is an intense experience on its own. – Jim Hodges

69. Judgment comes from experience – and experience comes from bad judgment. – Walter Wriston

70. Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end. – Walter Pater

71. Experience is not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

72. 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

73. One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. – James Russell Lowell

74. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt

75. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

76. 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 Keller

77. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Helen Keller

78. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein

79. Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. – Thomas Jefferson

80. 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

 
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81. It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion. – Albert Einstein

82. Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. – Thomas Jefferson

83. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. – George Washington

84. The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. – Barbara de Angelis

85. I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him. – Eleanor Roosevelt

86. I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell

87. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone

88. 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

89. Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. – Tony Robbins

90. The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. – Helen Keller

91. Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either. – Helen Keller

92. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. – Nelson Mandela

93. I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too! – William Shakespeare

94. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. – Paulo Coelho

95. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. – George Bernard Shaw

96. 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

97. My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths. – Eleanor Roosevelt

98. Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. – Mahatma Gandhi

99. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. – Will Rogers

100. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum

101. I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. – Oprah Winfrey

102. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. – Benjamin Franklin

103. Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live. – Marilyn Monroe

104. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. – Khalil Gibran

105. There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

106. I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience. – Audrey Hepburn

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