Experience Quotes - Page 2

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
– Felix Adler

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
– Edward Gibbon

Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself.
– Henry Reed

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
– Edith Wharton

If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato, and more time in the buses with people.
– Simeon Strunsky

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

The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less.
– Piet Hein

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

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.
– Laurence J. Peter

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

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
– Lou Holtz

I learned more about economics from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years in college.
– Hubert Humphrey

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
– Edward Abbey

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

These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
– Vernon Cooper

Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.
– Alfred Sheinwold

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

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
– Herb Caen

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
– Aldous Leonard Huxley

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
– John Dewey