Experience Quotes And Sayings


Experience Quotes And Sayings

“I was born with ready-made parents and a sister and brother who had already begun their store of experience, inaccessible to me except through their language and the record, always slightly different, of our mother and father, and as each member of the family was born, each, in a sense with memories on loan, began to supply the individual furnishings of each Was-land, each Is-land, and the hopes and dreams of the Future.”
– Janet Paterson

“If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon.”
– Doug Rader

“If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”
Henry Ford

“If there is a distinctive Irish experience, it is one of division, exacerbated by the fact that division in a country so small seems perverse. But the scale doesn’t matter.”
– Denis Donoghue

“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.”
– John Heywood

“If you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has traveled it.”
Chinese Proverb

“It had never occurred to Giles that there was something perfectly sensible about wanting to hold onto innocence. He had always gone in for the idea that since we only pass this way once, experience counts for everything.”
– Andrew Norman Wilson

“It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others. ”
– Publius Syrius

“It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“It is not a correct deduction from the Principles of Economics that enlightened self-interest always operates in the public interest? Experience does not show that individuals when they make up a social unit are always less clear-sighted than when they act separately.”
– John Maynard

“It is not often that nations learn from the past even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it. For the lessons of historical experience, as of personal experience, are contingent. They teach the consequences of certain actions, but they cannot force a recognition of comparable situations.”
– Henry Alfred Kissinger

“It must be possible for an empirical system to be refuted by experience.”
– Sir Karl Raimund Popper

“It’s easy to say yes to being happy, but it’s harder to agree to grief and loss and transience and to the fact that desire is fathomless and ultimately unfillable. At some point I realized that you don’t get a full human life if you try to cut off one end of it, that you need to agree to the entire experience, to the full spectrum of what happens.”

“I’ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it’s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.”
– Carlos Slim Helu

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”
– Martha Washington

“Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas; how comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from experience.”
– John Locke

“Life should serve up its feast of experience in a series of courses.”
– Sir William (Gerald) Golding

“Man has three ways of acting wisely. First, on meditation; that is the noblest. Secondly, on imitation; that is the easiest. Thirdly, on experience; that is the bitterest.”

“Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.”
– Denis Waitley

“Mother of three; divorcee; American. Twenty years experience as an actress in motion pictures. Mobile still and more affable than rumour would have it. Wants steady employment in Hollywood. (Has had Broadway). References upon request.”
– Bette originally Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.”
– Charlie Parker

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”
– George S. Patton

“No man’s knowledge can go beyond his experience.”
– John Locke

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced; even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it”
– John Keats

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
– Auguste Rodin

“Now man cannot live without some vision of himself. But still less can he live with a vision that is not true to his inner experience and inner feeling.”
– David Herbert Lawrence

“Of all the things that make up a girl’s life, I think it would be fair to categorize most of them into two groups: things done and things yet to do. And that is exactly how the years pass–waiting for certain milestones (like blue eye shadow) to come by so you can leap over them with joy and delight in your own maturity. Things like shopping–that is a given, since you’ve been doing it since you could walk. Slow-dancing with Greg Alcoke–that was a biggie, since it was preceded by such great anticipation. And so things go until you wake up one day and realize that the only thing left for you to experience is walking toward a bright light.”
– GWEN MACSAI, Lipshtick

“On the contrary, the mere fact of dealing with matters outside the general run of everyday experience laid me under the obligation of a more scrupulous fidelity to the truth of my own sensations. The problem was to make unfamiliar things credible.”
– Constantinus

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