Experience Quotes and Sayings

Most good judgment comes from experience.
Most experience comes from bad judgment.

Submitted by: Geetesh debayan on August 16, 2007

Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.

Mistakes are painful when they happen. But a few years later a collection of mistakes becomes experience – which leads to success.

Submitted by: Abzyyy on October 2, 2008

Listen to your elder’s advice. Not because they are always right but because they have more experiences of being wrong…

Everyone has experienced something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
– Victoria Holt

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde


You’re not the same individual you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.

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

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

Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced.
– Barbara W. Tuchman

The world is your school.
– Martin H. Fischer

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
– Auguste Rodin

A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.
James Joyce


Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art.
– James Anthony Froude

Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.
Tony Robbins

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
Steven Wright

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

Suffering brings experience.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Helen Keller

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
– James Russel Lowell

Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley

Experience life in all possible ways – good- bad, bitter- sweet, dark- light, summer- winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.

We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.
– Sasha Azevedo


Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.
– Pete Seeger

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

I can fall into a depression just to experience something new.

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.
– Proverb

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
– James Anthony Froude

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