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Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

The only source of knowledge is experience.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
The more experiments you make the better.
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.
I reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
You can't create experience. You must undergo it.
A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
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.
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression (partly in conjunction with sense impressions which are interpreted as signs for sense experiences of others), and we attribute to them a meaning the meaning of the bodily object.
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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.
Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.

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