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Oscar WildeExperience is merely the name men give to their mistakes.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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Sacha GuitryOur wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

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Lord ChesterfieldCourts and camps are the only places to learn the world in.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

George Bernard ShawWe learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Joseph RouxExperience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.

—  Joseph Roux, 1834-1905, French clergyman & poet

Otto von BismarckOnly a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

Friedrich NietzscheA strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Immanuel KantExperience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

—  Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German philosopher

Laurence J PeterExpert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Mark TwainGood judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Samuel JohnsonLawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Samuel JohnsonEvery man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Albert CamusYou cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Elbert HubbardExperience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Elbert HubbardA failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Robert FrostThe afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

T. S. EliotEveryone gets the experience. Some get the lesson.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

John KeatsNothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet

ConfuciusBy three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher


Latin Quotes

Latin proverbWhat harms, often teaches.

Quod nocet, saepe docet.

—  Latin proverb


Funny Quotes

Oscar LevantI've been around so long, I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.

—  Oscar Levant, 1906-1972, American pianist

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Woody AllenSex without love is an empty experience. But as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director


Proverbs

German proverbFrom failure one becomes smart.

—  German proverb










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