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Quotations on Experience

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

~ Unknown

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

~ George Bernard Shaw

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!

~ George Bernard Shaw

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

~ Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

~ Oscar Wilde

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ James Russell Lowell

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

~ Mark Twain

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.

~ Josh Billings

Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.

~ Josh Billings

A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A burnt child dreads the fire.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

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