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Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.



Note 

Note



Other version: "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."


Source: Lady Windermere's Fan

Internet Archive - Wilde - Lady Windermere's fan (en) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'expérience est le nom que l'on donne à ses erreurs.

German
Erfahrung ist einfach nur der Name, den wir unseren Fehlern geben.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: mistake


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Quotes about mistake:


Love truth, but pardon error.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





Any man can make mistakes.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





Without music, life would be a mistake.











Quotes for: experience


Quotes

Quotes for: experience


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Wisdom is the daughter of experience.





Experience is the teacher of all things.





No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.











Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





To be in love is to surpass one's self.





When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.





Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.












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