Quotations on Experience

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The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Time, Experience, People, Conviction, Country, Fool, Politicians, Trouble)

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Death, People, Fear)

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Love, Experience, Sex, Pretty)

The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Idea, Fun, Joy, May)

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)

Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Life, Experience, People)

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Science, Experience, Goal, Arguments, Nothing, Queen)

I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness.
- Tom Baker
(Keywords: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Time, Energy, Man)

People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Keywords: Art, Experience, People, Children)

In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Business, Experience, Committee)

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Awareness)

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Work, People, Day, Justice, World)

Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.
- Kate Bosworth
(Keywords: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Dreams, Experience, Courage, Vision, Possibilities)

There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art.
- Jerome Bruner
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Work, Deep, Effort, May, Question)

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Life, Experience, Land, Sea)

Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Family, Experience, Kids)

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church.
- Shaun Cassidy
(Keywords: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil
(Keywords: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end - therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further.
- Joan Chen
(Keywords: Beauty, Experience, End, Result)

Everyone that I've talked to who's been to space has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and what you often hear them say is: It was great, but we just had to come home.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Home, Experience, Space)

In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are - as a matter of fact, often they are more so!
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Experience, Fact)

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn
(Keywords: Wisdom, Experience, Integrity, Marketing)

Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I've had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Business, Experience, Music)

Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service.
- Susan Collins
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

I've got my whole life. There's a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life.
- Rita Coolidge
(Keywords: Life, Music, Experience, Wealth, Being, Information, Road)

I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Government, Experience, Laws, Nation, Open)

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did.
- James Daly
(Keywords: Business, Experience, People, Being, Company, Publishing)

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Reading, Spirit, Spiritual)

I felt that the best I could do for my father, and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and my family was to stay open to the experience, and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on.
- Patti Davis
(Keywords: Family, Experience, Mother, Father, Open)

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
- Clarence Day
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Character, World)

I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience. I got to work with a lot of directors.
- James Denton
(Keywords: Work, Experience, Acting, Theatre)



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