Friday, 31 August 2012


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

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

All experience is an enrichment rather than an impoverishment. - Eudora Welty

Anyone who has had a long life of experiences is worth listening to, worth emulating, and worth tying to as a friend. No one can have too much experience in any line of endeavor. We readily welcome to our group of friends that one who talks with the voice of experience and common sense. We know that we are safe in his hands. He is not going to get us into trouble. Rather is he going to point out the pitfalls and mistakes that experience has taught him to avoid. There is no experience but what carries its lasting good for us along with it. And you dont have to discard experience. It’s a coat for life! It never wears out. - George Matthew Adams

As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are. - Joseph Farrell

Borrowing other people’s experience to do things does not necessarily make you unoriginal. You can always find new and better ways of applying an old method. - Unknown

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light. - Raymond Holliwell

Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback – or the start of a new kind of development. - Mary Rinehart

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

Every experience is a form of exploration. - Ansel Adams

Every experience you have is designed to make you stronger. - Unknown

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. - Edward Roscoe Murrow 

Experience alone can decide on truth. - Albert Einstein

Experience increases our wisdom but doesnt reduce our follies. - Josh Billings

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

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

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. - Unknown

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

Experience is a pocket-compass that few think of consulting until they have lost their way. - Eliza Cook

Experience is a truer guide than the words of others. - Leonardo da Vinci

Experience is another word for mistakes. - Ken Alstad

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other. - Judy Collins

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 air-borne particle in its tissue. - Henry James 

Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best.

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

Experience is one thing you cannot get for nothing. - Oscar Wilde

Experience is retrospect knowledge. - Hosea Ballou

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

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. - Franklin P. Jones

Experience is the best of school masters, only the school fees are heavy. - Thomas Caryle

Experience is the best teacher. - Latin Proverb

Experience is the extract of suffering. - Arthur Helps

Experience is the mother of wisdom. - Unknown

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde 

Experience is the only good 'tis safer to borrow than to buy. - Ivan Panin

Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get. - L. Frank Baum

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. - Katherine Anne Porter

Experience is what you get when you do not get what you want. - Unknown

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

Experience seems to be the only thing of any value thats widely distributed. - William Feather

Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. - James Anthony Froude

Experience, if we only learn by it, is cheap at any price. - Ivan Panin

Experience, the name men give to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde

Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences. - Miquel de Cervantes

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

Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience come from? Experience comes from bad judgment. - Mark Twain

He who neglects to drink of the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance. - Lin Po

Humans hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn – when they do, which isnt often – on their own, the hard way. - Robert Heinlein

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

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Information is pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. - Unknown

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. - Jonathan Swift

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

One thing about experience is that when you don't have very much you're apt to get a lot. - Franklin P. Jones

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. - Samuel Smile

The experience may have been costly, but it was also priceless. - Peter G. Peterson

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. - Jacques Rousseau

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible. - Hosea Ballou

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. - Unknown

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. - George Bernard Shaw

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