Experience Quotes

Quotes about Experience

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  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
    o Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Act III.

  • …what we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, [and] of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real…
    o George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Epistle dedicatory.

  • nothing can be sole or whole, that has not been rent.
    o W. B. Yeats – Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop (lines 17-18)

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

  • “A black eye makes one more clear-sighted.” ~ Leonid S. Sukhorukov
  • “Experience can be merely the repetition of same error often enough.” ~ John G. Azzopardi
  • “Experience is something you get just after you needed it.” ~ Anonymous
  • “Experience is the past tense of experiment.” ~ Canadian artist and designer Gregory Alan Elliott
  • “Experience is what we get when we do not get what we want.” ~ Enio Carvalho
  • “Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.” ~ Will Rogers
  • “Only the foolish learn from experience – the wise learn from the experience of others.” ~ Attributed to Rumanian folk wisdom as recorded by Rolf Hochhuth
  • “Positive experience perceptions are a matter of preparation and staging meeting opportunity.” ~ Frank S. Miller, Poet and Writer, 2003
  • Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
    o Annie Besant
    o Quoted in Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn: How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age. Boston, McGraw Hill, 2002 (3rd edition), page 121

  • “We begin by being foolish and we become wise by experience.” ~ Anonymous
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