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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.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History  

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

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

Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation  

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Journals  

Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.
Gérard de Nerval  

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

Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar  

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde - Lady Windermere's Fan  

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Forster  

Experience teaches.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus  

Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  

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.
Henry David Thoreau  

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw  

Two things teach man about his whole nature: instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  

The simplest and most familiar truth seems new and wonderful the instant we ourselves experience it for the first time.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  

The dream is stronger than experience.
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu  

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.
Alan Watts - The Book – On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are  

Experience by itself is not science.
Edmund Husserl  

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
Albert Einstein

All concepts, even those which are closest to experience, are from the point of view of logic freely chosen conventions.
Albert Einstein

Of the experience I have of myself, I find enough to make me wise, if I were but a good scholar.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  

Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.
Albert Camus  

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.
Albert Einstein

Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Albert Einstein  

It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.
Nelson Mandela

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
John Stuart Mill

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
Thomas Hobbes

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau ? - Quotation of uncertain origin  

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Virginia Woolf

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