Experience is the name that everyone gives to his mistakes.
There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Experience comes in two different flavors: your own and the experience of others. Most people can learn from their own experiences quite well, but many people simply ignore the experiences and lessons of others.
Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime - as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed - even one of those years would have been a precious gift.
Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
Through books and experience I have learned not to worry about business problems, not to let them overwhelm me. I prefer to compartmentalize - to mentally isolate the problems and put each into its own imaginary folder, just like a filing cabinet or computer program.