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The only source of knowledge is experience.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

You can't create experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.


Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.

Persian proverb

Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.

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