The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
- C. S. Lewis
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
- Mark Twain
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
- Khalil Gibran
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
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston
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
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
- Albert Camus
Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
- Albert Camus
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats
Experience teaches only the teachable.
- Aldous Huxley
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones
Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin
Deep experience is never peaceful.
- Henry James
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
- Mao Zedong
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
- Alice Walker
Every moment is an experience.
- Jake Roberts
The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
- William Osler
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Fred Brooks
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
- Isadora Duncan
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
- Louise L. Hay
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck
Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.
- Anne Lamott
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
- Agnetha Faltskog
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Experience is what you get while looking for something else.
- Federico Fellini
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
- Henry Adams
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
- Joseph Roux
Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend
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
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
- John Frusciante
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.
- William Ellery Channing