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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."
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."
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."
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."
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest."