is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes
you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has
- Chinese Proverb
is by industry achieved, And perfected by the swift
course of time.
keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
François Auguste René Rodin
The education of circumstances is superior to that
is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get
brightened by it, and not ground.
gained through experience is far superior and many times
more useful than bookish knowledge.
experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not
to our wisdom; that is dearer bought.
truly wise thoughts have been thought already, thousands
of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think
them over again honestly, until they take firm root
in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
knows the water best who has waded through it.
years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
who come last enter with advantage. They are born to
the wealth of antiquity. The materials for judging are
prepared, and the foundations of knowledge are laid
to their hands. Besides, if the point was tried by antiquity,
antiquity would lose it, for the present age is really
the oldest, and has the largest experience to plead.
experience is an arch to build upon.
Henry Brook Adams
is a jewel, and it had need be so, for it is often purchased
at an infinite rate.
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.
up a grain a day and add to your heap. You will soon
learn, by happy experience, the power of littles as
applied to intellectual processes and gains.
John S. Hart
learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and
experience, is far beyond that which thou gettest by
precept; as the knowledge of a traveler exceeds that
which is got by reading.
Thomas à Kempis
moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendall Holmes
is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does
with what happens to him.
is the universal mother of sciences.
Miguel de Cervantes
does not err; only your judgments err by expecting
from her what is not in her power.
Lenoardo da Vinci