Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
~ Aldous Leonard Huxley, Texts and Pretexts, 1932
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Rita Mae Brown
If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon.
~ Doug Rader
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
~ Douglas Adams
Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
~ Auguste Rodin
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre