Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
C. S. Lewis
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print experience is what you get when you don't.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The years teach much which the days never know.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
John W. Gardner
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
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