Experience Proverbs

Sayings about Experience

Experience is the best teacher. ~ Traditional Proverb

Don’t just take love, experience it. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Experiences are the spectacles of intellect. ~ Arabian Proverb

The tongue of experience utters the most truth. ~ Arabian Proverb

Experience costs blood. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The one who has had no experience of evil cannot know the worth of what is good. ~ Maltese Proverbs

We start as fools and become wise through experience. ~ Tanzanian Proverbs

When a woman laughs an experienced man will know how much it will cost him. ~ Indian Proverbs

Spirit is the sword and experience is the sharpening stone. ~ Arabian Proverb

No physician is really good before he has killed one or two patients. ~ Hindu Proverbs

A proverb is the child of experience. ~ English Proverbs

As long as you live, you learn. ~ Latvian Proverbs

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. ~ Chinese Proverb

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. ~ Italian Proverbs

Each trip gives you its own uniqueness. ~ African Proverb

If age and experience came at birth, we would have neither youth nor mirth. ~ Russian Proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. ~ English Proverbs

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald. ~ Traditional Proverb

The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly. ~ Russian Proverb

The dying cannot leave their wisdom or experience to their heirs. ~ Italian Proverbs

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald. ~ Chinese Proverb

I know by my own pot how the others boil. ~ French Proverb

A single bad experience is worth a thousand threats. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Ask the experienced rather than the learned. ~ Arabian Proverb

One bad experience is worth more than a thousand threats. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Proverbs are the children of experience. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

Experience is the teacher of jesters and the intelligence of the wise. ~ German Proverbs

Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Everything is worn out with usage — except for experience. ~ Turkish Proverb

To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it. ~ Greek Proverb

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string. ~ Persian Proverb

Walk a mile in my moccasins to learn where they pinch. ~ Canadian Proverb

Experience is the mother of science. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you have not been to two different bazaars, then you do not know what the best value is. ~ African Proverb

Experience Proverbs

Sayings about Experience

God sends experience to paint men’s portraits. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. ~ James Anthony Froude

Experience makes us wise. ~  William Hazlitt

Experience is the teacher of fools. ~ Titus Livy

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

Experience is the name men give to their follies or their sorrows. ~Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Experience is the extract of suffering. ~ Sir Arthur Helps

Experience is the common schoolhouse of fools and ill men. Men of wit and honesty be otherwise instructed. ~ Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

Experience is retrospect knowledge. ~ Hosea Ballou

Experience is our only teacher both in war and peace. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. ~ Aldous Huxley

Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art. ~ James Anthony Froude,

Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another. ~ Manilius

Experience is a safe light to walk by, and he is not a rash man who expects to succeed in future from the same means which have secured it in times past. ~ Wendell Phillips

Experience is a keen knife that hurts while it extracts the cataract that blinds. ~ J. de Finod

Experience is a jewel, and it had need be so, for it is often purchased at an infinite rate. ~ William Shakespeare

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. ~ Vernon Law

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

Jumping to conclusions can be a bad exercise.

If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser.

Experience is largely non-transferable.

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. ~ William Hazlitt

Years teach us more than books. ~ Berthold Auerbach

Who heeds not experience, trust him not. ~ John Boyle O’Reilly

What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion. ~ Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print. ~ Isadora Duncan

To Truth’s house there is a single door, which is experience. ~ Bayard Taylor

To some purpose is that man wise who gains his wisdom at another’s expense. ~ Plautus

To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This is one of the sad conditions of life, that experience is not transmissible. No man will learn from the suffering of another; he must suffer himself. ~ James H. Aughey

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Theories are very thin and unsubstantial; experience only is tangible. ~ Hosea Ballou

The years teach much which the days never know. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely. ~ Sir William Osler

The poorest experience is rich enough for all the purposes of expressing thought. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer-bought. ~ Hosea Ballou

The ever-burning lamp of accumulated wisdom. ~ George William Curtis

That experience which does not make us better makes us worse. ~ Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.

Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it.

Suffering brings experience. ~  Aeschylus

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired. ~ Joseph Roux

Only so much do I know, as I have lived. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. ~ James Russell Lowell

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~ Auguste Rodin

Not the fruit of experience but experience itself, is the end. ~ Walter Horatio Pater

Nobody will use other people’s experience, nor have any of his own till it is too late to use it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

It is the nature of experience to come to us only when too late for use. ~ Madame de Chateauneuf Rieiux

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. ~ Roger Ascham

Is there any one so wise as to learn by the experience of others? ~ Voltaire

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

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. ~ Patrick Henry

Great men never require experience. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.

Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.

Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.

A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.

Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us if we can get brightened by it, and not ground. ~Henry Wheeler Shaw

Experience converts us to ourselves when books fail us. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

Everything is worth seeing once, and the more one sees the less one either wonders or admires. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

Conflicts bring experience; and experience brings that growth in grace which is not to be attained by any other means. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty. ~ Roger Ascham

Believe one who has tried it. ~ Virgil

As between mileage and experience choose experience. ~ Clifton Fadiman

A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another. ~ Paul Bourget

Experience Proverbs

Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher’s Account of Teaching. ~ Book preview

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