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Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.

Author: Jimmy Connors (1952)

Profession: American Tennis Player

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Profession: Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.

Author: Rene Daumal (1908-1944)

Profession: French Poet, Critic

I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad.

Author: E. L. Doctorow (1931)

Profession: American Novelist

You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression (partly in conjunction with sense impressions which are interpreted as signs for sense experiences of others), and we attribute to them a meaning the meaning of the bodily object.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The only source of knowledge is experience.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The more experiments you make the better.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.

Author: Gerald R. Ford (1913)

Profession: Thirty-eighth President of the USA

If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Experience keeps a school, yet fools will learn in no other.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

My experience has taught me, and it has become a principle with me, that it is never any benefit to give out and out, to man or woman, money, food, clothing, or anything else, if they are able-bodied and can work and earn what they need, when there is anything on earth for them to do. This is my principle and I try to act upon it. To pursue a contrary course would ruin any community in the world and make them idlers.

Author: Brigham Young Fun