100 Motivational Quotes About Experience That Will Help You Understand Life Better

Every second of our lives we gain experience, which might be either good or bad, but one thing which experience brings is knowledge. A bad experience hits us hard but the amount of understanding it provides is incomparable. Standing at a distance we can accumulate a lot of thoughts, assume innumerable pros and cons about something but once we experience it, we know what the real deal is. Therefore, to live life to the fullest and to know things from a closer perspective we need to take the plunge and the experience which we gather after that is definitely worth it.

Holding back does not help in any circumstance; we need to let ourselves free to taste all flavours that life has to offer. If we wish to extend our horizon of knowledge, we have no other option but to go ahead and face life and gain experience. The knowledge which we get from experiencing something cannot be earned from any book. It is solely ours and it is we who can decipher its meaning in the best possible way.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

- Dr. Seuss

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

- Truman Capote

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

- Oprah Winfrey

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

- A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America, Thomas Paine

No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.

- Insurgent, Veronica Roth

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We learn from failure, not from success!

- Dracula, Bram Stoker

People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.

- Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.

- Brida, Paulo Coelho

All knowledge hurts.

- City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.

- The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

- Alma Mater, Rita Mae Brown

Who are you? Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies? Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them? I have. I am fucking crazy. But I am free.

- Lana Del Rey

Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.

- John Keats

Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

- Diotima, Criss Jami

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

- Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries, Aldous Huxley

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

- Mary Tyler Moore

And if my heart be scarred and burned, The safer, I, for all I learned.

- Sunset Gun: Poems, Dorothy Parker

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.

- The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography, Hans Christian Andersen

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

- A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne

How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?

- Robert Frost

By seeking and blundering we learn.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.

- Octavia E. Butler

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

- Victoria Holt

A new experience can be extremely pleasurable, or extremely irritating, or somewhere in between, and you never know until you try it out.

- The Blank Book, Lemony Snicket

I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.

- Jim Morrison

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

- Henry Ford

...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.

- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Süskind

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught

- Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

- Oscar Wilde

If you didn't grow up like I did then you don't know, and if you don't know it's probably better you don't judge.

- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience to create greatness.

- Deadly Little Secret, Laurie Faria Stolarz

There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

- Will Rogers

Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.

- The Wedding, Nicholas Sparks

Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.

- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.

- Eckhart Tolle

The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.

- Astonishing the Gods, Ben Okri

To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.

- God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

- Ansel Adams

Experience is the best teacher.

- Bully, Penelope Douglas

Feel, he told himself, feel, feel, feel. Even if what you feel is pain, only let yourself feel.

- The Children of Men, P.D. James

Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.

- The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them

- Harold J. Smith

People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.

- Michael Bassey Johnson

Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back and forth.

- Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

The more I understand the mind and the human experience, the more I begin to suspect there is no such thing as unhappiness; there is only ungratefulness.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

- Auguste Rodin

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.

- John Dewey

You don't always win, but every time you lose, you get better.

- Ian Somerhalder

When I was a child I truly loved: Unthinking love as calm and deep As the North Sea. But I have lived, And now I do not sleep.

- Grendel, John Gardner

Never mistrust, unless given a reason.

- Sonia Rumzi

All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.

- Ming-Dao Deng

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment.

- A.A. Milne

Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.

- Alan Keightley

Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions . . . by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions.

- Malcolm Gladwell

When the image is new, the world is new.

- The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

You don't ask nobody to give what they can't give, or be what they can't be. You've learnt that, you got a headstart on heartbreak.

- The Abiding Gospel of Claude Dee Moran, Jack Farris

Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it's a wall that an active you runs up against.

- The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald

I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything

- David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

You should *have* an experience; it shouldn't just *be* an experience.

- Alan Cumming

A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

I no longer believe that we can keep silent. We never really do, mind you. In one way or another we articulate what has happened to us through the kind of people we become.

- Things I've Been Silent About: Memories, Azar Nafisi

Experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

- Letters of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson

From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent. It can only be squandered.

- Roman Payne

Feel what it's like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you'll forever think twice before wasting food.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.

- The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration, Vera Nazarian

One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.

- Children of Dune, Frank Herbert

Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.

- Kay Redfield Jamison

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

- Denis Waitley

To wander is to be alive.

- Europa: Limited Time Edition, Roman Payne

It's only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.

- Mizu Sahara

The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.

- Eric Micha'el Leventhal

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

- Edward R. Murrow

Experience is a question of instinct about life.

- Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde

Observing and commenting, it is a piece of cake. Experiencing and sharing, that is a piece of work.

- My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut, Toba Beta

Wisdom is the daughter of experience

- Leonardo da Vinci

I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself.

- Views from the Real World: Early Talks Moscow Essentuki Tiflis Berlin London Paris NY Chicago as Recollecte, G.I. Gurdjieff

If you feel irritated or threatened by others' beliefs, it's a sign that you're experiencing crisis of confidence.

- Master of Stupidity, Toba Beta

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.

- A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, Jack Kornfield

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing it wrong. Learn from the experience. Try again, but with a different approach.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

In the days ahead, you will either be a mystic (one who has experienced God for real) or nothing at all.

- Karl Rahner

Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don't love me, love my writing & love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience.

- The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath

Whatever I learned, Whatever I knew, Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew, Away in some dilemma, Always in some confusion, The purpose of this life, Seems like an illusion!

- Chained: Can you escape fate?, Mehek Bassi

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

- Silas Marner, George Eliot

A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn't conceive what it had never experienced

- Brighton Rock, Graham Greene

It's hardly ever that I am hurt by something in only one dimension.

- Ashly Lorenzana

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

- George Bernard Shaw

What is more terrifying-- the things we imagine or the things that are real?

- Mad Love, Suzanne Selfors

Something about the joy and pain of that moment, something about the excruciating contrast, made me feel that no matter what happens now, my life has been worth it. What a ride.

- Stotan!, Chris Crutcher

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.

- Denis Waitley

The word 'experienced' often refers to someone who's gotten away with doing the wrong thing more frequently than you have.

- Deep Survival: Who Lives, Laurence Gonzales

When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.

- Story: Style, Robert McKee

It is not easy to learn much about love, but one thing I discovered, that Lady Harleigh taught me: it is not whom you love that is important, but only that we love.

- Lady, Thomas Tryon

Experience: the vehicle of history. Teenagers: the driving force behind fatal accidents.

- Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic, Bauvard

You have to live to really know things, my love

- Hyperion, Dan Simmons

The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like opening one's eyes without seeing anything.

- The Elephant Vanishes, Haruki Murakami

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