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I know the past, and thence I will essay to glean a warning for the future, so that man may profit by his errors, and derive experience from his folly.

I think we are a product of all our experiences.

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.

If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.

In all instances where our experience of the past has been extensive and uniform, our judgment as to the future amounts to moral certainty.

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

It is foolish to try to live on past experience. It is a very dangerous, if not a fatal habit to judge ourselves to be safe because of something that we felt or did twenty years ago.

Life consists in the alternate process of learning and unlearning, but it is often wiser to unlearn than to learn.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Life is like playing a violin solo in public, and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward.

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

No man was ever endowed with a judgment so correct and judicious, in regulating his life, but that circumstances time and experience would teach him something new, and apprize him that of those things with which he thought himself the best acquainted he knew nothing; and that those ideas which in theory appeared the most advantageous were found, when brought into practice, to be altogether inapplicable.

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.

Nobody will use other people's experience, nor has any of his own till it is too late to use it.

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.


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