Experience Sayings and Quotes

A stumble may prevent a fall.
English (on experience)

After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

All experience is education for the soul.

An old ox makes a straight furrow.
Spanish (on experience)

By crawling, a child learns to stand.
Hausa (West African) (on experience)

Experience is the best teacher.
Latin Proverb

Experience is the mother of wisdom.

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)

If you are not a fish, how can you tell if the fish are happy?
Chinese (on experience)

If youth knew, if age could.
Henri Estienne (1531-1598)

If you’ve never run aground, you’ve never been anywhere!
unknown sailor – thanks to John M.

It is foolish to try to imitate the skills of others.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

It pays to be prepared.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

It takes a heap of licks to hit a nail in the dark.
African American (on common sense)

Learn from other peoples mistakes.

Learn from your mistakes.

Learning is best when put into practice.

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Only the sufferers know how their bellies ache.
Burmese (on experience)

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one.
George Herbert (1593-1633)

The early bird catches the worm.
William Camden (1551-1623)

The grand instructor, time.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The person with burnt fingers asks for tongs.
Samoan (on experience)

The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Well begun is half done.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)

You cannot put an old head on young shoulders.