Experience Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
 

Ansel Adams

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 Noel Adams

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.

Douglas Noel Adams

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Franklin Pierce Adams

Anyone who has had a long life of experiences is worth listening to, worth emulating, and worth tying to as a friend. No one can have too much experience in any line of endeavor. We readily welcome to our group of friends that one who talks with the voice of experience and common sense. We know that we are safe in his hands. He is not going to get us into trouble. Rather is he going to point out the pitfalls and mistakes that experience has taught him to avoid. There is no experience but what carries its lasting good for us along with it. And you don't have to discard experience. It's a coat for life! It never wears out.

George Matthew Adams

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
 

Henry Brooks Adams

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.

Samuel Butler

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
 

English Proverb

Scalded cats fear even cold water.
 

Thomas Fuller

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
 

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air - borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.

Helen Keller

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?

G. C. Lichtenberg

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
 

James Russell Lowell

When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
 

George Bernard Shaw

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