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147 Best Experience Quotes To Inspire You

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Experience is the process of gaining knowledge from doing, seeing and feeling things.

We are not born with experience, it’s something we continually acquire throughout our lives.

We can use our past experiences to shape the future we desire.

This collection of experience quotes will inspire you to take action so you can live the life you want.

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Top 10 Experience Quotes

Imagination is not the same as intelligence or experience.

Brian Reich
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The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life.

Lailah Gifty Akita
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The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett
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To me life is an absolutely beautifully thing and way too short not to experience the joys of every single thing it has to offer.

Raymona Brown
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Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.

Tim Tharp
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Our experience is that misinformation is one of the biggest obstacles that people face in their retirement planning.

Fred Vettese, Bill Morneau
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The major problem is that we tend to live our life in our head, in our thoughts and stories, cut off from our actual experience.

Michael Smith
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Experience is a lesson of the past to lessen the burden of the future.

Michael Sage
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No one ever got good at anything by just reading a book about it. Real skill and improvement come from experience.

Justin Hammond
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Our time here on Earth is a learning experience and no one is exempt! Angela Agranoff

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

William Osler

I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn’t know anything for a long time. Laurell K Hamilton

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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When we put balance to work in each area of our lives, we truly experience greater balance, greater reward. Jeff Kooz, Greater Balance

View life as a continuous learning experience.

Denis Waitley

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

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

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The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. William Blake

Learn from every mistake, because every experience particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.

Oprah Winfrey

Even in Old Testament times, God knew that kids learn best through life experiences. Add creativity to your parenting goals, and you’ll enhance your training tenfold. Scott Turansky, Joanne Miller RN

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Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experiences. Brené Brown

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

The only source of knowledge is experience.

Albert Einstein

People experience emotion in varying degrees. This is one of the cool things about humanity as a whole. We are very unique and we should embrace those things about us that make us different. Willow Cross

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Experiencing our lives as successful will be in large measure due to our ability to stop doing the things that take us away from what we want! Rick Butts

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My hand is to me what your hearing and sight together are to you. In large measure we travel the same highways, read the same books, speak the same language, yet our experiences are different. Helen Keller

Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision.

Indira Gandhi

So mindfulness means to be present. It means being ‘in the moment’, experiencing life directly as it unfolds, rather than being distracted, caught up and lost in thought. Andy Puddicombe

Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy. Anonymous

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I quite enjoy the lines on my forehead because they show my life. That’s my history and I like to see that in other people. Like this wrinkle is due to some girl who broke my heart. I don’t want to escape it in any way. Michael Fassbender

A mature soul filled with scars of life experiences.

Toba Beta

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practised. Barbara W. Tuchman

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My burden is my purpose. Without it, I wouldn’t be. Solange Nicole

I notice that the more I reflect on the reasons I am thankful, the more appreciation and joy I experience.

Krystal Kuehn

I didn’t fail. It was a learning experience. Anonymous

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But almost all graduates experience both a sense of excitement and perhaps a little nervousness about what comes next. Michael Farris

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I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. Thomas Carlyle

If you are candid, you will discover that each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten you to the next place, and the next, up until this very moment.

Wayne Dyer

You can be better or bitter – the choice is up to you. I have heard these pearls of my mother’s sage advice echo in my mind many times when I have experienced devastating blows in my life. Julie Donner Andersen

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Mindfulness helps people experience peace and serenity. Mindfulness has origins in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, but individuals do not need to be religious or even spiritual to practice it. Susan I. Buchalter

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Memory indeed increases learning. The new experiences in a person’s life such as learning new language or learning a new skill are associated with having a good and focused memory. Frank Knoll, Memory

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

Research into happiness suggests that a planned pleasant experience is more enjoyable than acquiring a physical object. Jenny Rogers

Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it… don’t allow his anger to become your anger. Bohdi Sanders

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The easiest way to be reborn is to live and feel life everyday. Munia Khan

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Experience can’t be taught. Anonymous

Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost. Kellie Elmore

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I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chatted all the way; But left me none the wiser for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow; And ne’er a word said she; But, oh! The things I learned from her, when Sorrow walked with me. Robert Browning Hamilton

Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.

EA Bucchianeri

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. Heinrich Heine

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

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All your life you’re yellow. Then one day, you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you’re green. Tess Callahan

If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.

Paul F Davis

When you fail at completing a project or experience any other type of failure, you should consider it a learning experience. You can learn and then move forward. Morris Pratt

I can’t tell if she’s actually real, or if she’s stopped caring if she’s real or not. Or is not caring what makes a person real? Jennifer Egan

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Success is simply beeing on your path. Only through experience can we expand beyond our limited bee perspective and start to see the larger picture of things. John Penberthy

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.

Karl Kraus

Write your own book instead of reading someone else’s book about success. Herb Brooks

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Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher. Og Mandino

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The influences we experience in our families of origin impact our perspectives far more than we realize. It is entirely normal that we will not always identify with what another person experiences as loss when looking through our own ‘filters.’ Devra Davis

Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.

Bohdi Sanders

America’s elders have lived through experiences many of us today can barely imagine. Their limits have been tested by illness, failure, oppression, loss, and danger. It is precisely these situations that lead to transcendental wisdom. Karl Pillemer

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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Gustav Jung

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Failure is in a sense the highway to success in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid. Destiny Madu

I guess the more I have done, the less fearful I have become, because experience has taught me that the worst case is rarely likely to occur.

Tony Clark

Change is our chance to experience the new, to identify additional options and generate different opportunities. Barbara Lucas

Motivational Experience Quotes

Throughout my life I have always felt – and experienced – that there is no problem between people who love each other that cannot be resolved by talking about it. The power of conversation is enormous. Neale Donald Walsch

A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.

Stephen King

Experiencing the state of Wonder shifted things in a powerful way and was also a genuine experience that raised her up without being in conflict with the genuine expression of her emotions. Alain Herriott

If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of. Kazuo Ishiguro

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

Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.

Serrilyn Kenyon

I had learned, from years of experience with men, that when a man really DESIRES a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win. Napoleon Hill

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley

Go for it. No matter how it ends, it was an experience.


Old folks live on memory, young folks live on hope. Gayla Reid

Life is just like a voyage where the waves of time push us forward. Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury

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There has never been a time in the history of humanity when there was a greater need to understand who we are and what we are capable of experiencing. Jim Phillips

Have you ever wondered how some of the worst things that happen in your life turn out to be some of the best experiences you’ve ever had?

Dean Pennicott

Success is a subjective term. … Everyone has their own definition of the word, which stems from our tastes, feelings, and life experiences. Jason Navallo

I am humbled at the experience of parenting given to me by God. Toby Peterson

There’s never a day that goes by that I don’t think about God. More than thinking, I experience the presence of God in most of my waking moments. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Life has a meaning but no not set out to find out. Just live it out.

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Remember – our experience is not what happened to us but how we react to that happening. Rajneesh Chaturvedi

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Experience is a cruel teacher. It gives a test before presenting the lesson. Anonymous

You are the controller of your mind and you can work to train your mind to keep a focus on the fun, happy and positive thoughts and feelings that you experience each day. Minka Ferguson

The price of a memory, is the memory of the sorrow it brings.

Pittacus Lore

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Kahlil Gibran

Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item. Isaac Marion

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Sometimes it’s the mistakes that turn out to be the best parts of life. Carrie Ryan

Every life is different because you passed this way and touched history.

Barbara Kingsolver

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

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. TS Eliot

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. Anonymous

High self-esteem doesn’t mean you won’t experience sadness or regret failure, but it will help you maintain an overall sense of self worth.

Jewel McQuin

Experience is the best teacher. Proverb

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Whatever life throws at me, I’ll take with a smile upon my face and Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ on the stereo. Mark R. Faulkner

Every experience that you have is simply one moment in time. Every moment that you struggle within, sit with, or dance your way through will eventually pass. Cyndie Spiegel

Through making images and objects it is possible to externalise and objectify experience so that it becomes possible to reflect upon it.

David Edwards

Ensure you give yourself sufficient time to achieve the goal and encouragement as you progress. So as not to become overwhelmed by the new experience, start out small and then build your expectations of yourself as time goes on. Luke Gregory

I love working with businesses that have happy employees, it just makes a good experience that much better. David Miller

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It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you. Paulo Coelho

Every experience makes you grow.


Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions. Rita Mae Brown

The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving—giving courage, attention, peace, love and comfort to yourself and the society. Amit Ray

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

One of the downfalls people who encounter financial success experience is not knowing what to do with the excess money they have.

Devan Skywisdom

There are some things you have to experience to understand. Anonymous

Experience Quotes About Life

Life isn’t sure, life is scary, it doesn’t mean you stop living it. Susan May Warren

Every parent at one time or another experiences the heartache of a child who seems to reject godly guidance.

Matt Click

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. Randy Pausch

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The experiences we are having are a mirror of our thoughts, and are an indication of how much we love ourselves. Frank Arrigazzi

If we all lived as if we had one month left on this earth, we would each spend our days differently, in ways unique to us, and yet I believe we would all experience more fulfilling lives that could leave a legacy for eternity. Kerry Shook

Simple changes to your perspective and thought processes can have huge effects on your stress levels and experience of life.

Nathalie Thompson

Fill your life with experiences. Not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Anonymous

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Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow. Larry Michael Dredla

Everything we experience emotionally – our entire personal world – comes from our thoughts. Tim Grimes

I believe that every minute of our life experience prepares us for the next, although we’re usually not able to recognize how the current experience fits into the larger picture.

Barbara Bernard

The best lessons I ever learned in life came from the worst experiences in my life. Anonymous

If you had a near-death experience, what things about your life would change? Randall Stewart

We are all rich and ignore the buried fact of accumulated wisdom. Ray Bradbury

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it. Katherine Whitehorn

Fear is a universal experience. Even the smallest insect feels it. Pema Chodron

Life is about experience… you can’t hold onto everything. Sarah Addison Allen

The next time you bring cup to lip, think about how you can best enjoy the experience. Enjoying coffee is more than a matter of taste. All five senses play an important part.

Joe Siciliano

But then there’s ingratitude, and most of us have experienced that, too – extending ourselves on someone’s behalf and the gesture not being acknowledged. When you have experienced ingratitude, you never forget it. Deborah Norville

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is more intellectual play. Immanuel Kant

Our thought life plays a tremendous role in our faith, in fact it is central to whether or not we will experience victory on a daily basis in Christ and enjoy the fuller blessings of God in our life. Lisa Cook

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children or men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

Helen Keller

Experience and recognize your own betrayal of self. Change sides and work for self against ego. There is no middle. There is no neutral. There is no pleasing both. Any illusions of middle, neutral, or pleasing both means you are serving ego. Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Christmas without debt might be more magical than any other you’ve experienced and will certainly bring a happier new year.

Cherie Lowe

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats

Good judgement comes from bad experience. Unfortunately, most of that comes from bad judgement. Jill Shalvis

Fear can be responsible for changing your life – for better or for worse. If fear persists, you run the risk of missing out on some of the greatest experiences life has to offer. Cara Alwill Leyba

Experience is the teacher of all things.

Julius Caesar

You have to be willing to experience yourself, to know your own instincts and needs, to be guided by the natural course of your life, with love and grace and peace of mind. Lana Bordelstein

You gain experience from failures. Catherine Pulsifer

Humor is one of the cognitive strengths connecting our basic temperament and our lifetime experiences. Mary Kay Morrison

To assure that you will never experience failure: don’t take a risk, don’t attempt anything new, don’t expand on your ideas, don’t set goals.

Catherine Pulsifer

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

To Sum Up

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