Quotes for: experience
What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
The simplest and most familiar truth seems new and wonderful the instant we ourselves experience it for the first time.
For the use of words, and thus of a book, is to point beyond themselves to a world of life and experience that is not mere words or even ideas. Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life.
A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
All concepts, even those which are closest to experience, are from the point of view of logic freely chosen conventions.
The supreme task of the physicist is the discovery of the most general elementary laws from which the world-picture can be deduced logically. But there is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance, and this Einfühlung [literally, empathy or 'feeling one's way in'] is developed by experience.
It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
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