Experience Quotes

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.-Heraclitus



Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.-Soren Kierkegaard



We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.-John W. Gardner



Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.-Rita Mae Brown



All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. – Sally Ride



Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.-Paulo Coelho



Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.-Auguste Rodin



The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.-Frank McCourt



Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.-Oscar Wilde



I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.-Queen Latifah



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


Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.-Immanuel Kant




My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.-Agnetha Faltskog



Experience is a great teacher.-John Legend





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




Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.-Vince Lombardi




Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.-William Nicholson



Adventure is worthwhile.-Aesop




Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.-Samuel Butler



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



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



There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.-John Stuart Mill



My experiences have taught me a lot and I’m happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.-Ally Sheedy



There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant



It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.-Abraham Lincoln



The years teach much which the days never know.-Ralph Waldo Emerson



The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.-Emily Dickinson



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



I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.-Patrick Henry



All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.-Henry Miller



I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.-Maya Angelou



Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.-Andre Gide



The only source of knowledge is experience.-Albert Einstein



Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. – John Ruskin



All experience is an arch, to build upon.-Adams




Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.-John Keats



I think we are a product of all our experiences.-Sanford I. Weill



Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.-Clarence Day



Experience is the teacher of all things.-Julius Caesar



By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.-Roger Ascham




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



Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.-Dag Hammarskjold




We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.-Friedrich August von Hayek



The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience. – Chinua Achebe



Experience teaches only the teachable.-Aldous Huxley




A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.



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



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



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



What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.-Isadora Duncan



Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?-Voltaire



Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end.-Walter Pater




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




The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.-John Frusciante




The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.-Albert Einstein



It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.-Andre Gide



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

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