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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Experience:

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
~ Samuel Butler, Speech at the Somerville Club, February 1895.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
~ John Gardner.

Life, not the parson, teaches conduct.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes.

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
~ Stephen Leacock, Literary Lapses, 1910.

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients.
~ Hindu Proverb.

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

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.
~ Author Unknown.

The problem is that when you get it, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
~ Jimmy Connors, on experience.

The world is your school.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.
~ Laurence J. Peter.

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 down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
~ Mark Twain Quotes, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, Following the Equator, 1897.

Wisdom before experience is only words; wisdom after experience is of no avail.
~ Mark van Doren.

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
~ John Updike.

You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.
~ Stephen King, The Stand.

We have two lives - the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
~ Bernard Malamud, The Natural.

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.
~ Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu.

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