Experience and enthusiasm are two fine business attributes seldom found in one individual.
It takes a lot of time to get experience, and once you have it you ought to go on using it.
The trouble with experience is that by the time you have it you are too old to take advantage of it.
It is a trite but true definition that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
For everything you have missed you have gained something else.
You take all the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.
If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind us.
Experience seems to be the only thing of any value that’s widely distributed.
You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog, the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer insect, the creature of a season.