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Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Denis Waitley Quotes

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Behold, we live through all things,--famine, thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst On soul and body,--but we cannot die, Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and worn,-- Lo, all things can be borne!

Elizabeth Akers Allen ("Florence Percy") Quotes , Source: Endurance

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By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.

Roger Ascham Quotes , Source: Schoolmaster

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It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.

Roger Ascham Quotes , Source: Schoolmaster

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Believe Robert who has tried it. [Lat., Experto crede Roberto.]

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, a proverb quoted by him in the introduction

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Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried?

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 1)

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To show the world what long experience gains, Requires not courage, though it calls for pains; But at life's outset to inform mankind Is a bold effort of a valiant mind.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: The Borough (letter VII, l. 47)

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In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Parish Register (pt. III)

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Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs. [It., Tu proverai si come sa di sale Lo pane altrui, e com e duro calle Lo scendere e'l salir per l'altrui scale.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Paradiso (XVII, 58)

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Only so much do I know, as I have lived.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Oration--The American Scholar

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We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects, Society in Italy in the Last Days of the Roman Republic

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Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Party Politics

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Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence.

Matthew Green Quotes , Source: The Spleen (l. 312)

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You can't step twice into the same river.

Heraclitus of Ephesus Quotes , Source: Cratylus (402a)

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

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Among My Books--Shakespeare Once More

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Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another. [Lat., Semper enim ex aliis alia proseminat usus.]

Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius) Quotes , Source: Astronomica (I, 90)

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Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way, And giv'st access, though secret she retire.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 807)

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What man would be wise, let him drink of the river That bears on his bosom the record of time; A message to him every wave can deliver To teach him to creep till he knows how to climb.

John Boyle O'Reilly, LL.D. Quotes , Source: Rules of the Road

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Who heeds not experience, trust him not.

John Boyle O'Reilly, LL.D. Quotes , Source: Rules of the Road

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In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. [Lat., Nam in omnibus fere minus valent praecepta quam experimenta.]

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) Quotes , Source: De Institutione Oratoria (II, 5, 5)

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Education is when you read the find print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Pete Seeger Quotes , Source: Loose Talk, by L. Botts

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Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

Minna Antrim Quotes

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Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning Quotes

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Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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