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Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair. - Judith Stern

The rules which experience suggest are better than those which theorists elaborate in their libraries. - R. S. Storrs

Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced. - Henry David Thoreau

The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either. - Mark Twain

Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else. - Source Unknown

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it. - Source Unknown

If we could sell our experience for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires. - Abigail Van Buren

An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words. - Alfred North Whitehead

Experience is the key to greatness. - Arthur Williams

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment. - Cousin Woodman

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. - Cleveland Amory

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is. - St. Augustine

You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing. - Arnold Bax

Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to. - Ezra Taft Benson

Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. - Ambrose Bierce

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been. - Josh Billings

Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience. - Eric Butterworth

A little experience often upsets a lot of theory. - Cadman

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it. - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives. - Lord Chesterfield

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds. - Rene Daumal

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. - George Eliot

If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it. - Henry Ford

My experience has taught me, and it has become a principle with me, that it is never any benefit to give out and out, to man or woman, money, food, clothing, or anything else, if they are able-bodied and can work and earn what they need, when there is anything on earth for them to do. This is my principle and I try to act upon it. To pursue a contrary course would ruin any community in the world and make them idlers. - Brigham Young Fun

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. - Gail Godwin

Oh, how bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. - Wilfred T. Grenfell

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

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley

It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. - Mick Jagger

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it. - John Keats

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men. - Alphonse De Lamartine

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson. - Vernon S. Law

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. - Greg LeMond

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. - Karl Marx

Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around. - Terry Mccormick

The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. - Menander of Athens

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

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. - Norman Vincent Peale

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald. - Chinese Proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. - English Proverb

I know by my own pot how the others boil. - French Proverb

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

In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word "experience" have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word. - Bertrand Russell

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

It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world - Bernie S. Siegel


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