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42 Quotes on Experience in Life, Business and Work

We all need a little life experience, especially the younger folk. Plus – we never stop learning, how matter how experienced or how old we are. I hope these quotes can help you acquire more skills and continue on your journey towards not just learning from knowledge, but learning from experiences too.

Best Quotes About Experience

1. A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

2. Experience is the teacher of all things.

Julius Caesar

3. View life as a continuous learning experience.

Denis Waitley

4. The only source of knowledge is experience.

Albert Einstein

5. Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

6. Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

John Keats

7. I notice that the more I reflect on the reasons I am thankful, the more appreciation and joy I experience.

Krystal Kuehn

8. Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.

Brian Tracy

9. Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item.

Isaac Marion

10. Experiencing the state of wonder shifted things in a powerful way and was also a genuine experience that raised her up without being in conflict with the genuine expression of her emotions.

Alain Herriott

11. Experience is a lesson of the past to lessen the burden of the future.

Michael Sage

12. So mindfulness means to be present. It means being ‘in the moment’, experiencing life directly as it unfolds, rather than being distracted, caught up and lost in thought.

Andy Puddicombe

13. Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.

Karl Kraus

14. I had learned, from years of experience with men, that when a man really DESIRES a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.

Napoleon Hill

15. My hand is to me what your hearing and sight together are to you. In large measure we travel the same highways, read the same books, speak the same language, yet our experiences are different

Helen Keller

16. Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practised.

Barbara W. Tuchman

17. Experiencing our lives as successful will be in large measure due to our ability to stop doing the things that take us away from what we want!

Rick Butts

18. Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is more intellectual play.

Immanuel Kant

19. Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experiences.

Brené Brown

20. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

C.S. Lewis

21. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

22. Every experience that you have is simply one moment in time. Every moment that you struggle within, sit with, or dance your way through will eventually pass.

Cyndie Spiegel

23. You gain experience from failures.

Catherine Pulsifer

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

James Russell Lowell

25. You have to be willing to experience yourself, to know your own instincts and needs, to be guided by the natural course of your life, with love and grace and peace of mind.

Lana Bordelstein

26. Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

27. The experiences we are having are a mirror of our thoughts, and are an indication of how much we love ourselves.

Frank Arrigazzi

28. The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

William Osler

29. Memory indeed increases learning. The new experiences in a person's life such as learning new language or learning a new skill are associated with having a good and focused memory.

Frank Knoll

30. Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision.

Indira Gandhi

31. When you fail at completing a project or experience any other type of failure, you should consider it a learning experience. You can learn and then move forward.

Morris Pratt

32. Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher.

Og Mandino

33. Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

Heinrich Heine

34. The influences we experience in our families of origin impact our perspectives far more than we realize. It is entirely normal that we will not always identify with what another person experiences as loss when looking through our own 'filters.'

Devra Davis

35. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

36. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.

Randy Pausch

37. Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.

Mark Twain

38. Change is our chance to experience the new, to identify additional options and generate different opportunities.

Barbara Lucas

39. I believe that every minute of our life experience prepares us for the next, although we’re usually not able to recognize how the current experience fits into the larger picture.

Barbara Bernard

40. People experience emotion in varying degrees. This is one of the cool things about humanity as a whole. We are very unique and we should embrace those things about us that make us different.

Willow Cross

41. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

42. Throughout my life I have always felt - and experienced - that there is no problem between people who love each other that cannot be resolved by talking about it. The power of conversation is enormous.

Neale Donald Walsch

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