Strong and well-constituted people digest their
experiences--deed and misdeeds--just as they digest their meats, even when they have some
morsels to swallow. -Friedrich W. Nietzsche
one advances in experience, the closer one comes
to the unfathomable; the more one learns to utilize experience,
the more one recognizes that the unfathomable is of no practical
Wolfgang von Goethe
not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life
is an experience. -Ralph
think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives.
But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are.
Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake.
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest
one's own development.
To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of
It is no less than a denial of the soul.
you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that
every experience develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your
circumstances may seem to be.
ever becomes real till it is experienced. Even a proverb
is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
live means to experience--through doing, feeling, thinking.
takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we
have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the
quality of life. Therefore one of the most essential decisions any of us can make
how one's time is allocated or invested.
is how life catches up with us and
teaches us to love and forgive each other.
not how much you know about life but how you live your life
that counts. Those who can avoid mistakes by observing the
mistakes of others are most apt to keep free from sorrow. In
world full of uncertainties, the record of what has gone before--human experience--is as sure and reliable as anything of which we
know. -Ray Lyman Wilbur
learn by example and by direct experience because
there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Zen master was once asked, "What is the key to
answered, "Good judgment."
do I gain good judgment?" he was questioned.
was the reply.
then do I get experience?" the student further
judgment," were his final words.
is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont,
or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It
is a matter
of sensibility and intuition, of seeing, and hearing the
of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what
happens to you. -Aldous
of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that,
on the whole, success depends more upon character than upon either
intellect or fortune. -William
Edward Hartpole Lecky
I feel I go to some distant region
of the world to be reminded of
There is no mystery about why
this should be so.
Stripped of your
ordinary surroundings, your friends,
daily routines, . . . You are forced
into direct experience.
experience inevitably makes you aware
of who it
is that is having the experience. Thatís not always comfortable,
but it is always
is most necessary for people and what is given us in great
abundance, are experiences, especially experiences of the
forces within us. This is our most essential food, our most
essential wealth. If we consciously receive all this
the universe will pour into us what is called life in
spirit in Christianity, light in Islam, power
in Taoism. -Jacob
is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
We should come home from
and perils, and discoveries every day
with new experience and character.
are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to
their capacity for
experience. -George Bernard Shaw
Be brave. Take risks.
Nothing can substitute experience.
One thorn of experience is worth
a whole wilderness of warning.
-James Russell Lowell
have but one lamp by which my feet are guided;
and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way
of judging the future but by the past.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers.
But you learn, my God do you learn.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
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of people talk about life. Some love it. Some
disparage it. And a few realize that life can be what you
make it because they have learned from past experiences.
Lessons learned from these experiences have often contributed
greatly toward seeing the possibilities in what some people call
"the game of life." When we've "been
there" and "done that," we can have as good of an
idea of what we don't want as what we do want. Experience is
certainly an excellent teacher! -John
Marks Templeton, Worldwide Laws of Life
what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally
overtakes you. -Katherine Anne Porter
happens to us in life is less important; the real question can be
whether or not we use the experience to
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