A collection of inspirational experience quotes that’ll inspire you to live your life to the fullest and remind you to not be afraid to take chances.
It is true what they say that experience is the greatest teacher. Experience teaches us, it helps us grow, learn and make better decisions and most of all, it helps unlock our fullest potential.
Yes, not all experiences are always good and happy. There will be bad experiences, painful ones, and ones that will test every ounce of strength in you.
But it is in those experiences, as long as you allow yourself to reflect on it, that you learn the greatest lessons, you improve, you come out stronger, braver and so much wiser.
So, have the courage to take chances. Try something new. Go after your dreams. Don’t be afraid to fail and make mistakes. Experience life and embrace it with open arms.
Allow yourself to learn from it. Grow and Live.
May these quotes about experience below inspire you to do just that.
Experience Quotes and Sayings
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
— Oscar Wilde
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
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.
— Roy T. Bennett
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
— Immanuel Kant
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.
— Randy Pausch
The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
— Frank McCourt
Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.
— John Keats
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
— Paulo Coelho
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
— Eckhart Tolle
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
— Paulo Coelho
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
— Rita Mae Brown
Experience Quotes About Life
A new experience can be extremely pleasurable, or extremely irritating, or somewhere in between, and you never know until you try it out.
— Lemony Snicket
The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
— William Osler
The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.
— Thomas Paine
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
— Victoria Holt
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
— Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
— Franklin P. Jones
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience – well, that comes from poor judgment.
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
You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience to create greatness.
— Laurie Faria Stolarz
A mature soul filled with scars of life experiences.
— Toba Beta
View life as a continuous learning experience.
— Denis Waitley
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
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
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Best Experience Quotes
Experience is the teacher of all things.
— Julius Caesar
Knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
— Lord Chesterfield
Every moment is an experience.
— Jake Roberts
Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
— James Anthony Froude
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
— Agnetha Faltskog
A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.
— L. Frank Baum
Everything we do is sowing, and all of our experiences are harvests.
— Khemetic Saying
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
— Samuel Butler
Experience is the best teacher.
— Latin Proverb
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
— Sai Baba
Experience is a grindstone and it is lucky for us if we get brightened by it— not ground.
— Josh Billings
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
— Oscar Wilde
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
— Auguste Rodin
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
— Pete Seeger
Unforgettable Experience Quotes
Life is a learning experience, only if you learn.
— Yogi Berra
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
— Henry Ford
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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.
— Hans Christian Andersen
We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.
— John Dewey
Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.
— Roy T. Bennett
The only source of knowledge is experience.
— Albert Einstein
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
— Mary Tyler Moore
Life is a learning experience. All you can do is learn from your mistakes, but you can’t go back in time.
— Amy Dumas
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
— Ansel Adams
…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
— Patrick Süskind
While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others.
— Rick Warren
By seeking and blundering we learn.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.
— Yogi Berra
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
— Aldous Huxley
More Quotes About Experience
No matter how much experience you have, there’s always something new you can learn and room for improvement.
— Roy T. Bennett
An ounce of application is worth a ton of abstraction.
— Booker T. Washington
Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.
— Lynsay Sands
Experience is a dim lamp which only lights the one who bears it.
— Louis Celine
Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from Birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
— Malcolm X
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.
— Karl Kraus
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
— Albert Camus
The best lessons, the best sermons, are those that are lived.
— Yolanda King
Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.
— Nicholas Sparks
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterward.
— Vernon Law
Like all failed experiments, that one taught me something I didn’t expect: one key ingredient of so-called experience is the delusional faith that it is unique and special, that those included in it are privileged and those excluded from it are missing out.
— Jennifer Egan
Experience teaches only the teachable.
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.
— James Joyce
Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience. There is no other way to know.