Experience comes from what we have done. Wisdom comes from what we have done badly.
Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School.
Experience is a comb that nature give us when we are bald.
Chinese Proverb, Bits
& Pieces, August 20, 1992, p. 5.
Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.
Experience is knowing a lot of things you shouldn't do.
Experience is a wonderful thing, it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it
Two pals are sitting in a pub watching the eleven-o'clock news. A report comes on about
a man threatening to jump from the 20th floor of a downtown building. One friend turns to
the other and says, "I'll bet you ten bucks the guy doesn't jump." "It's a
bet," agrees his buddy. A few minutes later, the man on the ledge jumps, so the loser
hands his pal a $10 bill. "I can't take your money," his friend admits. "I
saw him jump earlier on the six-o'clock news." "Me, too," said the other
buddy. "But I didn't think he'd do it again!"
Ohio Motorist, Reader's Digest, June, 1994, p. 72.