Quotes On Experience
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Texts and Pretexts", 1932

Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Barry LePatner

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 Adams (1952 - 2001), "Last Chance to See"

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude (1818 - 1894)

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
James Boswell/(1740 - 1795), Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III

By far the best proof is experience.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Sanders Law