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.
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.
Wherever the Buddha walked, lotuses grew in his footprints.
A sadder and a wiser man,He rose the morrow morn.
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.
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?