Experience

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
- Ambrose Bierce
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
- J. Paul Getty
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
- Ambrose Bierce
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
- Francis Bacon
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
- Horace
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
- Immanuel Kant
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
- Mitt Romney
Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.
- Brian Tracy
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
- William Blake
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.
- Charles Stanley
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
- Deepak Chopra
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
- George Eliot
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
- Francis Bacon
And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell
The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
- John Dewey
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
- M. Scott Peck
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- George Sand
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
- Annie Besant
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
- George Santayana
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
- Les Brown
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
- George Santayana
Any experience can be transformed into something of value.
- Vash Young
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
- George Santayana
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
- George Santayana
But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
- Richard Dawkins
But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
- Immanuel Kant
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
- Amy Grant
All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
- Bodhidharma
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
- Marshall McLuhan
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
- Alfred Adler
Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
- Eric Hoffer
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
- Desiderius Erasmus
I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life.
- E. M. Forster
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
- E. M. Forster
Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exc
- Al Gore
All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
- Alice Walker
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
- Jonathan Swift
The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
- Franz Kafka
That peace which is within us, we must experience it. And if we are searching for peace outside we will never find the peace within.
- Prem Rawat
You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.
- Woodrow Wilson
When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill.
- Taylor Swift
Experience is like a comb that life gives you when you are bald.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
- Princess Masako
There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age; I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible.
- Mia Hamm
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