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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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