Experience Quotes - Page 5

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

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 Huxley

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

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
– Abigail Van Buren

Never, “for the sake of peace and quiet,” deny your own experience or convictions.
– Dag Hammarskjold

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
– Mark Twain

The problem is that when you get it, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.
– Jimmy Connors

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
– Rita Mae Brown

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
– Elbert Hubbard

Wisdom before experience is only words; wisdom after experience is of no avail.
– Mark van Doren

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

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
– Stephen Leacock

We have two lives the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
– Bernard Malamud

Happiness is not something you experience, it’s something you remember.
– Oscar Levant

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients.
– Hindu Proverb

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
– Soren Kierkegaard

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
– David T. Wolf