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.
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.
For everything you have missed you have gained something else.
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.
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.