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Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
Deep experience is never peaceful.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
The fool knows after he's suffered.
One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
Experience keeps a school, yet fools will learn in no other.
Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.
Experience that destroys innocents also leads one back to it.
Experience is a private, and a very largely speechless affair.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
What is the good of experience if you do not reflect.
Experience is the key to greatness.
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.
If we could sell our experience for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.
Jumping to conclusions can be a bad exercise
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.
Experience is largely non-transferable.
Experience is a wonderful thing, it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.
Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.
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.
Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.
Men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.
Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.
The rules which experience suggest are better than those which theorists elaborate in their libraries.
We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. This is as true for the infant moving from kicking to crawling to walking as it is for the scientist with his equations. If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach.
All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.

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