A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.
Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well meaning but without understanding.
Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Wherever the Buddha walked, lotuses grew in his footprints.
Experience may be the best teacher, but the tuition is very costly.
A sadder and a wiser man,He rose the morrow morn.
As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are.Ê.
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way--before one began.
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves--and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
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