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Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.

Author: Mick Jagger (1943)

Profession: British-born American-born American Musician, Singer

Deep experience is never peaceful.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it --this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser.

Author: Johnson


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.

Author: Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

Profession: German Novelist, Short-Story Writer

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Author: Alphonse De Lamartine (1790-1869)

Profession: French Poet, Statesman, Historian

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.

Author: Vernon S. Law


Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.

Author: Greg LeMond (1961)

Profession: American Cyclist, 3 Times Winner of the Tour de France

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher