Experience Quotes

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.
– Robertson Davies
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
– Clarence Day
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
– Clarence Day
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
– Emily Dickinson
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
– Isadora Duncan
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
– Bob Dylan
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
– Ram Dass
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
– George Eliot
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
– George Eliot
Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.
– Michael Eisner
If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.
– Bob Feller
I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
– Gerald R. Ford
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
– E. M. Forster
You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world.
– Vicente Fox
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
– Benjamin Franklin
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
– Sigmund Freud
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
– Agnetha Faltskog
The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
– Eliza Farnham