A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
All experience is an arch, to build upon. Henry B. Adams
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
Color is an intense experience on its own.
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
Deep experience is never peaceful.
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.
Every moment is an experience.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Experience is a great teacher.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Experience is the teacher of all things.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
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.
I think we are a product of all our experiences.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
The years teach much which the days never know.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.