70+ Quotes on Experience and Why Its Irreplaceable

Aldous Huxley Quote: Experience teaches only the teachable.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley
Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won't have time to make them all yourself.
Alfred Sheinwold
Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar
Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.
Belgian Proverb
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Samuel Smiles
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vern Law
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote: The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I learned more about economics from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years in college.
Hubert Humphrey
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
Samuel Butler
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
Sophocles
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.
William Stafford
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho
If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato and more time in the busses with people.
Simeon Strunsky
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote: The years teach much which the days never know.
The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Ethel Barrymore
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. 
Proverb
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Joseph Roux
The world is your school. 
Martin H. Fischer
No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients.
Hindu Proverb
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin
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. 
James Russell Miller
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Denis Waitley
Only so much do I know, as I have lived.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
James Joyce Quote: A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
James Joyce
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
Judy Collins
One faces the future with one's past.
Pearl S. Buck
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud
Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.
Tom Krause
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Heinrich Heine
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. 
Herb Caen
Spanish Proverb: Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best.
Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best.
Spanish Proverb
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
Oscar Wilde
Experience is the biggest of all schools.
Gandhi
Experience is a great teacher.
John Legend
Today is yesterday's pupil.
Thomas Fuller
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Oprah Winfrey
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. 
Mark Twain
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn
C. S. Lewis
Kierkegaard Quote: Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
Soren Kierkegaard
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein
Life is a series of experience, each of which makes us bigger even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin Jones
All that I know I learned after I was thirty. 
Georges Clemenceau
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
Isadora Duncan
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Henry B. Adams
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quote: A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A burnt child dreads the fire.
English Proverb
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown
Experience is not what happens to a man.  It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
John Locke
Life is trying things to see if they work. 
Ray Bradbury
Suffering brings experience.
Aeschylus
Albert Camus Quote: You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus
We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.
Sara Azevedo
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
George Bernard Shaw
The burned hand teaches best.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss


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
I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake.
Luis Miguel
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.  She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. 
Mark Twain
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
Paulo Coelho

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