Quotes: Experience

(recognizing repetitious mistakes)

1. A particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: "The woman's encounter with the bear on the hiking trail was a frightening experience."
2. The process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something; such as, teaching experience.
3. The observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
4. Knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
5. In philosophy, the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.


Experience is a wonderful thing; it enables people to recognize a mistake every time they repeat it.

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
—Minna Antrim

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
—Franklin P. Jones

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
—Pete Seeger

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
—Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish playwright, poet, and wit

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher because it gives a person the test first and the lesson afterward.
—John Rayoa

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