Quotes on Experience

Quotes on Experience

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


Judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience. Robert Packwood


If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out. Rabindranath Tagore


Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom. J. Paul Getty


A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. William Hazlitt


The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Lord Chesterfield


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


Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley


What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. Aristotle


It is a wise man who profits by his own experience, but it’s a good deal wiser one who lets the rattlesnake bite the other fellow. Josh Billings


Men are wise in proportion not to their experience but to their capacity for experience. Samuel Johnson


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


The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity. Helen Rowland


I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. Patrick Henry


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


All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. Mao Tse-tung


A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. Oliver Herford


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Horace


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


It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example. Fred Hoyle

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