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Experience joined with common sense, to mortals is a providence.

Experience keeps a dear school; but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.

Experience takes dreadfully high school-wages, but he teaches like no other.

Experience teaches only the teachable...

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.

Experience, if wisdom's friend, her best; if not, her foe.

Experience, that chill touchstone whose sad proof reduces all things from their false hue.

Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it.

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.

From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment.

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

He cannot be a perfect man, not being tried and tutored in the world. - Experience is by industry achieved, and perfected by the swift course of time.

He hazardeth much who depends for his learning on experience. - An unhappy master is he who is made wise only by many shipwrecks; a miserable merchant, who is neither rich nor wise till he has been bankrupt. - By experience we find out a short way by long wandering.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.

I 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.

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