Favorite Quotations ~ Experience, 2 Everything Happens for a Reason

"Experience is the key to greatness." ~ Arthur Williams

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Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson. ~ Vernon Law

A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences--deed and misdeeds--just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If we could sell our experience for what they cost us, wed all be millionaires. ~ Abigail Van Buren

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other. ~ Judy Collins

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it. ~ John Keats

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

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas Adams

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

You've got to win in sports -- that's talent -- but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win, and how often. That comes with experience. ~ Billie Jean King

I'm older and older. With any experience you have, you know more about yourself. ~ Keanu Reeves, People, 6/2/03

Experience is a comb that nature gives us when we are bald. ~ Chinese Proverb

Everything that touches your life must be an instrument of your liberation, or you must throw it into the trash can of history. ~ John Henrik Clarke

Everything we do is sowing, and all of our experiences are harvests. ~ Khemetic Saying

By far the best proof is experience. ~ Francis Bacon

Personal experience is the lightning of the soul; it transforms the heart in ways that leave the brain behind. ~ Susan Cheever, American Bloomsbury

Motivational Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. ~ Aldous Huxley

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Just when you think you've graduated from the school of experience, someone things up a new course. ~ Mary H. Waldrip

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