32 Experience Quotes

What do experience quotes and sayings teach us? They portray that life's events never die but form an integral part of our lives that more often than not lead us to make certain types of decisions.

It is also true that experiences can help shape future success especially if some of these experiences are those of past failures where obvious mistakes are eradicated that have prevented moving forward with the attainment of a goal. Experience is also seen as the best teacher especially when compared to unpracticed educational instruction.

It is our hope that these quotes help you and others by providing encouragement to utilize your life experiences to help shape more robust experiences for the future.


  1. Only after you have gained life experiences and sufferings can you find your true being.
    Fanuel Oweke, Before You Turn 35
    Short Quotes



  2. Experience is by far the best teacher.
    Mae West
    Inspirational Quotes



  3. Many of us find it difficult to talk ourselves out of the hurt we feel when we experience rejection. One of the reasons rejection is often so devastating is that our reason, logic, and common sense are usually ineffective when it comes to mitigating the pain we feel.
    Guy Winch, Emotional First Aid
    Rejection Quotes



  4. Your greatest hero or heroine grew through failure and disappointment. Failure is the strength behind all personal experience.
    Gillian Stokes, Personal Power
    Failure Quotes



  5. The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
    Frank McCourt
    Sky Quotes



  6. "With hands-on experience of everything from frugal food to stone wall pointing, it puts people through their paces, helping them make the big decision, is it really for me?"
    Tracey Smith
    Decision Quotes



  7. "You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens."
    Ethel Barrymore
    Enjoyment



  8. "A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time."
    Bernard M. Baruch
    Retirement Quotes



  9. Marathons are a life-changing experience because they push you to discover the part of yourself that is a warrior.
    Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
    Poems of Encouragement



  10. "All life is an experiment."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Life



  11. "Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it."
    Stan Smith
    Motivational Quotes



  12. "Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't."
    Pete Seeger
    Humorous Quotes



  13. So, turn those negative thoughts to positive thoughts and you will experience a new level of success; it is a success at the very beginning because you believe it will be so.
    Byron Pulsifer
    Positive Thoughts



  14. "The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences."
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Birthday Quotes



  15. "In youth we learn; in age we understand."
    Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
    Poems about Life



  16. "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
    Auguste Rodin
    Time



  17. "The experience of a single misfortune taught him a valuable lesson and challenged him to reprogram his saving, and spending habits."
    Dean Pennicott
    Challenges



  18. "Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul."
    Charles Buxton
    Work



  19. When children grow up with siblings, they’ll also have the opportunity to experience the joy of giving and helping, and at the same time to learn to receive what others offer them, gratefully and with good grace.
    Linda Blair, Siblings
    Children Quotes



  20. The experience of having a grandchild is a common bond, a fundamental human experience that people share.
    Lesley Stahl, Becoming Grandma
    Grandma Poems



  21. By leaving our comfort zone and leap into unknown territory, travelling gives us new experiences and perspectives and makes us more open-minded.
    John Smith, Travelling
    Travel Quotes



  22. "Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself."
    Alfred Sheinwold
    Mistake



  23. "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Courage



  24. "There are far too many individuals who never get to experience the joy of attaining their desires because other people's influence has significantly (and sometimes negatively) affected their crucial decisions."
    Michael Lee
    Positive Quotes



  25. "Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
    William Faulkner
    Choices Quotes



  26. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience."
    Laurence J. Peter
    Learning



  27. "Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best."
    Spanish Proverb
    Proverbs



  28. "If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires."
    Abigail Van Buren
    Wealth



  29. "Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."
    C.S. Lewis
    Thoughtful



  30. "Nothing is quite as good as experience."
    Homer Rich, M.D.
    Attitude Quotes



  31. "A terrific way to reopen our eyes to life's possibilities is to get out there - literally. Take a plane, train, or automobile and explore."
    Sue Ellen Cooper, The Red Hat Society's Laugh Lines
    Inspirational Poems



  32. "I believe experience teaches us that rewarding ourselves for a job well done is always better than punishment."
    Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes
    Believe

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