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Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.

Author: Eric Butterworth


A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.

Author: Cadman


I don't have to have faith, I have experience.

Author: Joseph Campbell

Profession: American Scholar, Writer, Teacher

You can't create experience. You must undergo it.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)

Profession: French Author

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher