Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
Experience is the teacher of fools.
[Lat., Stultorum eventus magister est.]
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Suffering brings experience.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.
The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
One of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that, on the whole, success depends more upon character than upon either intellect or fortune
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward.
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