A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.

Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward.

Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse!

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.

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

It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.

It is only after a fair portion of one's life that one really knows what are the things that matter, the things that will remain until the end.

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.

There's no fool like an old fool -- you can't beat experience.

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom.

True love is like a psychic experience. Everyone tells ghost stories, but few have ever seen a ghost.

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again -- and that is well; but also she will never sit down

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.