Experience Quotes And Sayings


Experience Quotes And Sayings

“One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.”

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

“Our reverence for the nobility of manhood will not be lessened by the knowledge that man is in substance and in structure, one with the brutes; for he alone possesses the marvellous endowment of intelligible and rational speech whereby he has slowly accumulated and organized the experience which is almost wholly lost with the cessation of individual life in other animals; so that he now stands raised above it as on a mountain-top, far above the level of his humble fellows, and transfigured from his grosser nature by reflecting, here and there, a ray from the infinite source of truth.”
– Thomas Henry Huxley

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.”
– Greg LeMond

“Pick up a grain a day and add to your heap. You will soon learn, by happy experience, the power of littles as applied to intellectual processes and gains. ”
– John S. Hart

Poetry can communicate the actual quality of experience with a subtlety and precision unapproachable by any other means.”
– Frank Raymond Leavis

“Present experience has, I am afraid, always found us “absent-minded”: we cannot give our hearts to it–not even our ears! Rather, as one divinely preoccupied and immersed in himself into whose ear the bell has just boomed with all its strength the twelve beats of noon suddenly starts up and asks himself: “what really was that which just struck?” so we sometimes rub our ears afterward and as, utterly surprised and disconcerted, “what really was that which we have just experienced?”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Some by experience find those words mis-placed: At leisure married, they repent in haste.”
– William Congreve

“Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.”
– Michael Eisner

“That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience, is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that which is got by reading.”
– Thomas A Kempis

“The act of living had been enjoyable; at some point when I was not paying attention, it had turned into a different sort of experience, to whose grimness I had grown so accustomed that I now took it for granted.”
– Paul Frederick Bowles

“The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.”
– Henry Valentine Miller

“The assaying of tea is an art and not a science. It is the man, and not his instruments, which is the most important. There can be no substitute for my experience and intuited knowledge.”
– Timothy Mo

“The dirty nurse, Experience, in her kind Hath fouled me.”
– Tennyson

“The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We’re born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience. It is developed, nurtured, and given space to flourish or is squelched, thwarted, without air or stimulation, and dies.”
– Michael Gerber

“The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer bought.”
– Hosea Ballou

“The field of experience is the whole universe in all directions. Theory remains shut up within the limits of human faculties.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The function of poetry is religious invocation of the Muse; its use is the experience of mixed exaltation and horror that her presence excites.”
– Robert von Ranke Graves

“The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.”
– Silvio Berlusconi

“The mathematical is that evident aspect of things within which we are always already moving and according to which we experience them as things at all, and as such things. The mathematical is this fundamental position we take toward things by which we take up things as already given to us, and as they must and should be given. Therefore, the mathematical is the fundamental presupposition of the knowledge of things.”
– Martin Heidegger

“The old like children talk to themselves, for they have reached that hopeless wisdom of experience which knows that though one were to cry it in the streets to multitudes, or whisper it in the kiss to one’s beloved, the only ears that can ever hear one’s secrets are one’s own!”
– Eugene Gladstone O’Neill

“The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an ‘objective correlative’ ?such that when the external facts, which must terminate in sensory experience, are given, the emotion is immediately evoked.”
– Thomas Stearns Eliot

“The reward of suffering is experience.”
– Aeschylus

“The social scientist is in a difficult, if not impossible position. On the one hand there is the temptation to see all of society as one’s autobiography writ large, surely not the path to general truth. On the other hand, there is the attempt to be general and objective by pretending that one knows nothing about the experience of being human, forcing the investigator to pretend that people usually know and tell the truth about important issues, when we all know from our own lives how impossible that is.”
– Richard Charles Lewontin

“The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.”
– Doug Larson

“The years teach much which the days never know.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely, by reasoning and experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the mind may rest on the intuition of truth unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.”
– Roger Bacon

“There is no boundary line to art. Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
– Charlie known as ‘Bird’ Parker

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