Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.

Henry Ford

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

George Washington

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Barry LePatner

Experience is pure gold. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.

Ann Landers

By far the best proof is experience.

Sir Francis Bacon

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.

William Faulkner

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.

Henry David Thoreau

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.

Ram Dass

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.

Immanuel Kant

The divorced person is like a man with a black patch over one eye: He looks rather dashing but the fact is that he has been through a maiming experience.

Jo Coudert

A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.

P. Bourget

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.

Katherine Anne Porter

Not the fruit of experience but experience itself, is the end.

Walter H. Pater

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.

Leonardo Dicaprio

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

Vernon Sanders Law

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Nancy Banks Smith

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

What is experience? A poor little hut constructed from the ruins of the palace of gold and marble called our illusions.

Joseph Roux

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.

William Morris

Experiencing life through a book can help you learn without all the pain of going through the experiences first hand.

Bette Greene

To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain

Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?

Lawrence G. Lovasik

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.

Harold Taylor

The reward of suffering is experience.


Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.

Ellen Goodman

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.

Carl Jung

Religion is a defense against the experience of God.

Carl Jung

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

We just had a near-life experience!

Chuck Palahniuk

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

Benjamin Disraeli

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

Oprah Winfrey

The life of the law has not been logic but experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

Victoria Holt

I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.

William Shakespeare

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.

Saint Teresa Of Avila

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.

Benjamin Franklin

An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.

Alfred North Whitehead

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John Locke

The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.

Desiderius Erasmus

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Desiderius Erasmus

A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.

Erica Jong

Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.

Lois McMaster Bujold

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.

Woody Allen

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Oscar Levant

I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash.

Sigmund Freud

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Heinrich Heine

All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.

Sir Philip Sidney

Successful emergency management relies upon experience and expertise.

Leo Bosner

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein

I think the dedication and experience level here is enormous, and the challenge is to get everyone focused on the same point, which is the customer.

Allen Questrom

For our two seniors, this is what I've wanted for them . . . to have the experience to go through this.

Chris Huppenthal

An aphorism is true where it has fixed the impression of a genuine experience.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Hell isn't an after-death experience. It's what we live every day.

Corey Rouse

I embrace emerging experience.I participate in discovery.I am a butterfly.I am not a butterfly collector.I want the experience of the butterfly.

William Stafford

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

It put a little strain on my family, but in the end it was worth it. I owe a lot of where I am today to my experience at Branson.

Calen Carr

It's been the experience of a lifetime, one of the greatest honors I've ever had.

Pamela Smith

It's all part of differentiating the out-of-home experience.

Russ Nunley

Playing with Phil in the final two days and fighting for that win, you can't buy that experience.

Kevin Na

It was awesome to play against all the all-stars over there. It was a really good experience for me.

Andrej Meszaros

It was to move the experience of going to one of those 2,000-seaters in downtown Los Angeles … out into the [communities].

Lee Sweet

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

Barbara De Angelis

That's all right. They got me another one, and I'm keeping it. It was a really good experience. It's a day I'll never forget.

Taylor Buchholz

All we know is that we're thrilled with the experience and equally thrilled with the finished work.

Patsy Smith

It's giving us more experience. It helps us believe in each other.

Brittany Stanley

We have more experience returning than we have had the previous two years.

Brian Bullis

We bring leadership and we bring experience. We all have been through a lot. We've all been around the block a little bit, and I think that's important to have on a team.

John Sharper

She has a lot of court experience. When the competition rises, she plays always plays harder.

Linda Vivona

Every experience builds confidence and you learn from everything.

Debbie Mccormick

That gave us a lot of big-game experience. It gave us that extra push.

Julian Garcia

It's nice to have someone with his amount of experience in the band.

Joel Blackmon

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

Alfred Adler

Without experience it's difficult to get clients.

Tony Cabot

We got a lot of experience coming back.

Annie Basic

She's one of the best players in the area. She just needs more experience.

Norman O'rourke

Experience on the water is the name of the game.

Andrew Nugnes

We've been delighted to have Kasper here and he has enjoyed the experience. He leaves with our best wishes.

Mark Proctor

This is an incredible value that will help even more consumers experience and enjoy the digital lifestyle.

Scott Helbing

Like anything else, it's a lot of on-the-job training. The more experience you have, the more you see and the better you are at what you do. It's no different than if somebody was trying to coach in the Super Bowl.

Todd Blersch

It was a great experience. We were able to do more for her in a day than she was able to do in two weeks time.

Deon Santisteven

Seniors always find a way to win. There?s wisdom in experience. It showed tonight.

David Mobley

They'll get full Katrina experience.

Randy Ponder

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.

Robert M. Pirsig

We can do that again. We can do better than that because we've got more experience.

Reggie Mcneal

Experience helps but they're all there. I wouldn't count anyone as having a better chance than someone else.

Mark Fischer

With everybody back on defense, that will be our strength. Everyone has experience playing in a regional also.

Bill Herman

We're senior-loaded, and we have a ton of experience.

Kael Ashton

Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.

Julian Sorrell Huxley

It was great experience and allowed us to bring players up to match speed.

Phil Smith

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.

Allen Ginsberg

It's an amazing experience to be able to sit with them.

Mark Ross

We walked into the center and it was just an amazing experience.

Kathy Gallant

It's a one-time immersive experience of what one of these things (during the Middle Ages) would have been like.

Theodore Brimeyer

I should have acted more controlled and I have learned from that experience. She caught me off guard. She pushed my hot button.

Roger Owen

It really was a great experience. We really grew here. We were boys when we got here and we grew into young men.

Jason Fraser

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

Sacha Guitry

My sense is that since we have been there before, we have more compassion and understanding than maybe a lot of people would because we've had that experience.

Lee Sullivan

It was the experience of a lifetime to fly with the Blue Angels and unlike anything I've felt before.

Mark Mcfarland

The article is based on my experience with gossip on the show, and in my personal life.

Brianne Burrowes

Experience is everything. I always tell (the girls) I would give anything to go back and play now.

Katie O'connell

It's young errors and it's just a matter of experience. The difference today was our effort and attitude.

Helene Hooker

"Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition is high."

Norwegian Proverb

It's great to go as an individual, to go against the best in the state. All I want to do is enjoy the experience and do the best I can.

Ryan Weitzel

RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

Ambrose Bierce

This is not a mall. It's an experience.

Pam Glorioso

Our customers will receive a great Starbucks experience.

Bill Cummings

We're starting to hit the ball a little better and that's good. We got some good experience and some good at-bats and that's what we needed.

Mark Comfort

I have always wanted to experience living in another country. I want to learn their customs and the way they do things.

Chelsea Levine

It is not a stretch to say, from my experience, Rutgers is one of the most accommodating places in this country.

David Fricke

It was a great experience for Maris, and we're all very happy for him. It's great to have him back.

Joel Irwin

Playboy was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity for me.

Rita Mero

I am confident that Catherine's experience, energy and enthusiasm will take us to the next level in bringing business from the Midwest to Charlotte.

Jeff Hewitt

I'm the rookie. I need all the game-time experience I could get.

Jammal Brown

Our experience is probably not that much different from other companies.

Burke Stinson

Don't think of it as a class think of it more of an experience you get to experience what it's like to be a police officer.

Chay Lee

It was the greatest experience and the biggest opportunity of my life. It changed everything.

Banel Nicolita

We've got to attract fans to come out for an entertainment experience. It's not like the old days where they come, sit down and watch the game.

Mark Gorris

He has a wealth of experience. He said he'd help in any capacity we wanted. He has a lot of insight.

Doug Berk

For me especially, children's theater is the coolest experience.

Laurie Geigel

It's similar to what people experience with motorcycles and cars, ... They go fast, and sometimes they are hard to see.

Tom Walsh

This year, I'm hoping they get that experience.

Byron Schunk

It was incredible. What a humbling experience.

Byron Myers

The Experience of Art.

Jenny Holzer

Sometimes you do that when you don't need to, and I guess you could be criticized for wasting resources, ... But that's not been my experience.

Richard Moore

It was a chance for them to experience something really fun with their young one while at the same time contributing to a good cause.

Sally Crescioli

Drivers will see anywhere from a 10 percent to 25 percent increase in their premium depending on age, driving record and their experience.

Joe Bryant

It was a great experience. It's been a great little run.

Terry Calhoon

We've only had 30 months experience as a new government. We are feeling our way along on an issue as divisive as this one.

Tom Owen

As a CPA, I have the experience to prepare financial statements.

Bruce Brown

I'm looking forward to the experience. The atmosphere is going to be incredible.

Andrew Brackman

It may not be the experience of cohabiting but the people who cohabit.

William Mosher

It was a great experience. I think the kids learned a lot.

Tommy Sanders

This was genuine fear - fear born of experience of a man that was mean and ugly, not crazy, but mean and ugly.

Jacob Atwood

Logan gives us that defensive experience at low post.

Charlie Morgan

She's got the most years and the most experience. And she has good leadership.

Raymond Brown

They certainly have a lot of game experience to bring in.

Steve Ludlow

Those that rise fastest experience corrections long-term.

Jack Mccabe

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was a little bit luck and a little bit experience.

Giorgio Rocca

In the district court, she's got as much experience as anyone who sits there today. The commonwealth will get its money's worth.

Martha Coakley

He's skilled and resourceful, and he has experience living in the woods.

Bill Toohey

We're able to leverage a lot of that experience about how to take social networking and put it on a device.

Sky Dayton

We put our heart and soul into this place. We want it to be the best shopping experience for the customers when they're here.

Peggy Ghysels

The last four years have been an amazing experience. It hasn't set in yet that this is it. Being able to come so far and to be this close is a big disappointment for what we could have done for Davidson basketball -- and being able to do that for my dad.

Matt Mckillop

The honor choir experience is much different than what you get at school.

Mark Schlerf

We'll help you along the way. We follow up to make sure you have a great experience.

David Turangal

It will be great experience for them.

Peter Moores

It was a great experience. It's definitely unforgettable.

Jasmine Williams

The more the driver and their parent or guardian puts into preparation, the more they get out of the experience.

Lindsey Johnson

But then I became so disillusioned.... I had very little life experience and certainly no technique to deal with comedy with any flair.

Piper Laurie

It was quite the experience.

Louie Dobovsky

We knew we were going back, but it's going to be a good experience for the rookies. Being in that environment is really going to be good for them.

Manny T. Lopez

It really helps to talk to people who have been through the same experience.

Ann Wells

I have known him for 65 years. It has been a very rewarding experience because he has expanded my horizons.

Janice Biggers

It's more of a family-focused shopping experience.

Brian Hawkins

This is creating a very unique artistic experience.

Leon Denmark

It's hard to fathom how big the experience was.

Colin Brown

It's just an awesome experience for kids that would not otherwise be able to go to camp.

Kelly Chandler

We have a nice mix of experience and youth returning this year.

Chuck Huggins

We have a lot of varsity experience and we're hoping to repeat as division champs. The girls are really chomping at the bit.

Vicki Ritchey

It was fun. I think for us this is really about the experience, and we're here to root on the other Americans.

Jamie Silverstein

We have a little youth, a little experience, and a lot of speed.

Ben Leber

It's our senior year and will be closure for our marching band experience.

Katherine Smith

They were more athletic than we were, but we had the experience. That was the difference (at the end).

Wendell Lofton

It's exciting going to an Olympics. It's going to be a good thing I am there. The Olympics is going to be my best experience.

Tomas Surovy

The King Lear Experience.

Michael Egan

That legal expertise and our collective bargaining experience sets us apart from anything else.

Corey Caldwell

We have a wealth of experience in this band.

Bob Thomas

We want them to stay here in our district and make their stay a wonderful experience.

Joe Tijerina

At the camp I had experience coaching team tennis.

Alex Spence

The company has experience with lotteries in other states across the Southeast. So it's new for us — not for them.

Robert Kearly

A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.

S. Parkes Cadman

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.

Raymond Duncan

You're buying for the benefit of the cottage experience at a fraction of the price.

Brad Bird

I believe you govern from your personal experience.

Russell Potts

The more moving around you do, the less stable the human experience becomes.

Britton Banowsky

I never thought I would have this experience in Cuba, to see Mapplethorpe's work firsthand.

Ricardo Rodriguez

I really enjoyed the whole experience. It was fun just to participate and claim what must be the most coveted title on campuses across the country: College Bowl Champion.

Matt Sullivan

Having Chris (Raines) back has meant a lot to us. He has the most experience along with Ernesto (Chamberlain).

Luis Valdez

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

James Beard