100+ Interesting Quotes About Wisdom and Experience

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens


A man cannot impart the true feeling of things to others unless he has experienced what he is trying to tell of. – Jack Kerouac


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Holmes


A symptom of wisdom is curiosity. The evidence is calmness and perseverance. The causes are experimentation and understanding. – Maxime Lagacé


Adversity brings knowledge and knowledge wisdom. – Welsh proverb


Although wisdom is built on life experiences, the mere accumulation of years guarantees nothing. – Sonia Sotomayor


And here in this room, I re-experience the memories, again and again, it is how wisdom comes and how we shape our future. – Lois Lowry


Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.   – Anne Bradstreet


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius


Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.                            – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. – M. Scott Peck


Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. – Bob Marley


Dreams are a reservoir of knowledge and experience. – Tarthang Tulku


Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes. – Rick Riordan


Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward. – Brian Tracy


Experience increases our wisdom but doesn’t reduce our follies. – Josh Billings


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde


Experience is the teacher of all things. – Julius Caesar


Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. – George Washington


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


Faith gives us strength and reassurance and leaves us bathed in the wisdom that we are never alone. – Debbie Ford


Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom. – Suzy Kassem


Focus on what’s ahead. Use what is behind. – Donita K. Paul


From the cradle to the grave, joy and pain are the fertilizer for wisdom. – T.F. Hodge


Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.                             – William Saroyan


Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. – Zhuangzi


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson


I have always been a very passionate person. Some people are born with this fire burning inside to “do,” or create, with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and experience, and I am no exception. – Nikki Reed


I must acquire my information, build my knowledge, and, through experience, transform it into the treasured gold of wisdom. – Rachel Caine


If experience is the best teacher, there’s nothing that comes close to the experience of life. – Michael A. Singer


If money is your hope for independence, you will never, have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.                  – Henry Ford


If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. – Holly Near


If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in the revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. – Mao Zedong


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


Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need the experience to gain wisdom. – Albert Einstein


Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? – Voltaire


It is a great art to have an abundance of knowledge and experience – to know the richness of life, the beauty of existence, the struggles, the miseries, the laughter, the tears – and yet keep your mind very simple; and you can have a simple mind only when you know how to love. – Jiddu Krishnamurti


It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. – Henry David Thoreau


It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. – Roger Ascham


Judgment comes from experience. Great judgment comes from a bad experience.               – Bob Packwood


Knowledge and experience do not necessarily speak the same language. – Benjamin Hoff


Knowledge comes from learning.  Wisdom comes from living.                                          –  Anthony Douglas Williams


Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge. – Mahatma Gandhi


Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.   – Zen Proverb


Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better. – Kay Redfield Jamison


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. – Jimi Hendrix


Listen to your elders’ advice. Not because they are always right, but because they have more experience of “Being Wrong”. – Unknown


More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.            – Harold J. Smith


On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows. In every rill, a sweet instruction flows.                – Edward Young


One of the most valuable things any person can learn is the art of using the knowledge and experience of others. – Napoleon Hill


One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. – James Russell Lowell


Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.    – Sacha Guitry


Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world. All knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it. – Albert Einstein


Remember, young man, experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher. By reading about the lives of great people, you can unlock the secrets to what made them great. – Andy Andrews


Science tells us how to heal and how to kill; it reduces the death rate in retail and then kills us wholesale in war, but only wisdom – desire coordinated in the light of all experience – can tell us when to heal and when to kill. – Will Durant


Somewhere, somebody is looking for someone exactly like you. Germany Kent


The best medicine that a person can have is the knowledge and experience that he can swim through every tide and change of the time. If you have the mental competency to deal with every situation that arises, then you are very happy, very healthy and a very well-balanced person. – Harbhajan Singh Yogi


The calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. – James Allen


The easiest way to be reborn is to live and feel life every day – Munia Khan


The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.                  – Samuel Smiles


The experience of others adds to our knowledge, but not to our wisdom; that is dearer bought. – Hosea Ballou


The great challenges of life appear to us when, and only when, we have everything we need to survive and heal from the experience. – Gregg Braden


The knowledge and experience which produce wisdom can only become a man’s possession and property by his free action; and it is as futile to expect these without laborious, painstaking effort, as it is to hope to gather a harvest where the seed has not been sown. – Samuel Smiles


The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. – Thomas Paine


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates


The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult in one’s life.   – Dalai Lama


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


The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov


The wisdom and experience of older people are a resource of inestimable worth.  Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society. – Daisaku Ikeda


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.       – Benjamin Disraeli


There are some things you can’t learn at any university, except for one, the University of Life… the only college where everyone is a permanent student. – E.A. Bucchianeri


There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant


To assault the total culture is to be free to use all the fruits of mankind’s wisdom and experience without the rotten structure in which these glories are encased and encrusted.   – Judith Malina


Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.      – Joe Abercrombie


Travel moulds a man, people mould his wisdom and experiences mould his life.!                – Sujit Lalwani


True wisdom is plenty of experience, observation, and reflection.  False wisdom is plenty of ignorance, arrogance, and impudence. – Josh Billings


Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey


We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust


We get very little wisdom from success, you know. – William Saroyan


We learn from failure, not from success! – Bram Stoker


We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there. – Mark Twain


What we have to learn, in both meditation and life, is to be free of attachment to the good experiences, and free of aversion to the negative ones. – Soygal Rinpoche


When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs. – Thomas A Kempis


When we experience fear, it cuts us off from our power. It cuts us off from knowledge and experience. It is a guillotine that falls and separates. – Frederick Lenz


When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience. – Jaeda DeWalt


When we serve, we experience, when we experience we teach, when we teach we learn when we learn our lives are permanently changed, and as our lives are changed we are enriched beyond our wildest dreams. – Jarenl Davis


Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.                             – Carl Gustav Jung


Wisdom comes alone through suffering. – Aeschylus


Wisdom comes from experience.  Experience is often a result of a lack of wisdom.               – Terry Pratchett


Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good. – Gabriel García Márquez


Wisdom holds a candle to experience, but you’ve got to take the candle and walk alone. – Lauren Kate


Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. – William Stafford


Wisdom is meaningless unless our own experience has given it meaning. – Bergen Evans


Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.                      – Albert Einstein


Wisdom is not the same as information; it’s something entirely different. It’s often mistaken as good advice, but wisdom cannot be imparted to someone. Wisdom can only be earned; it’s a by-product of experience, not necessarily knowledge. – Renee Carlino


Wisdom is the daughter of experience. – Leonardo Da Vinci


Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. – Thomas J. Watson


Wisdom is the recovery of innocence at the far end of the experience. – David Bentley Hart


Wisdom is the reward for surviving our stupidity. – Brian Rathbone


Wisdom is the reward of experience and should be shared. – Unknown


Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. – Sophocles


Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning. – Anton Chekhov


Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. – Hal Borland


Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience, or interests. – Brian Tracy



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