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One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around.

Author: Terry Mccormick


Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.

Author: Menander of Athens

Profession: Greek Dramatic Poet

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Not the fruit of experience but experience itself, is the end.

Author: Walter Pater (1839-1894)

Profession: British Essayist, Critic

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

Fooled once shame on you, fooled twice shame on me.

Author: American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of American Origin

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

A burnt child dreads the fire.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

I know by my own pot how the others boil.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin