Quotes about Experience

Use These Quotes to Have a Positive Impact on Employee Morale

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Looking for an inspirational quote about experience for your newsletter, business presentation, bulletin board or inspirational posters? These quotes inspire employee motivation, raise employee morale, increase employee satisfaction and engagement, and positively affect employee performance.

They will help you create success in management and life for you and for your employees. These quotes were selected because they are moving, inspirational, and worth remembering and repeating.

Quotations About Experience

"Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing, and hearing the significant thing, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” -- Aldous Huxley

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

"We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character." --Henry David Thoreau

”It is not how much you know about life but how you live your life that counts. Those who can avoid mistakes by observing the mistakes of others are most apt to keep free from sorrow.

In a world full of uncertainties, the record of what has gone before--human experience--is as sure and reliable as anything of which we know.” --Ray Lyman Wilbur

"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment." --Barry LePatner

"Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience." --James Boswell

"You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world." --William Hazlitt

”To live means to experience--through doing, feeling, thinking. Experience takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the quality of life. Therefore one of the most essential decisions any of us can make is about how one's time is allocated or invested." --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." --Eleanor Roosevelt

”Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." --Oscar Wilde

"The years teach much which the days never know." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them." --Edward R. Murrow

"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing." --Phil Jackson

"We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction." --Malcolm Gladwell

"A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others." --William Faulkner

"It is possible to make each year bring with it a lasting gift to add to the fullness of experience, to be treasured up, savored, and remembered. They need not be startling, these gifts of the years; they may be things that lie within the reach of all." --Grenville Kleiser

"It is not how much you know about life but how you live your life that counts. Those who can avoid mistakes by observing the mistakes of others are most apt to keep free from sorrow.

In a world full of uncertainties, the record of what has gone before--human experience--is as sure and reliable as anything of which we know." --Ray Lyman Wilbur

"As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate lovingly, our own." --Margaret Mead

"When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived." --Henry David Thoreau

”I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." --Thomas Jefferson

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience." --Henry Miller

"The further one advances in experience, the closer one comes to the unfathomable; the more one learns to utilize experience, the more one recognizes that the unfathomable is of no practical value." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest." --The Talmud

"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't." --Pete Seeger

"Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward." --Soren Kierkegaard

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