In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.
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.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn men from books.
When you try to step into someone else’s shoes, you’ll find they are either too big or too small.
It is a trite but true definition that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts.
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 can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.