All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
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 experiences behind him.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
You can't create experience, you undergo it.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.