Learning it the hard way


Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

Vernon Sanders Law

Making own experiences

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

James Russel Lowell

Time to learn!


Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers.


Be brave


Be brave enough to suck at something new.

A good learning experience


I must admit, that I have learned more from my negative experiences than I have ever learned from my positive one.

John Paul Warren

Pleasure and grief


Not that grief vanishes…but that it begins in time to coexist with pleasure; sorrow sits right beside the rediscovery of what is to be cherished in experience. Just when you think you’re done.

Mark Doty

Read a book or two!

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

Mark Twain


Face the difficulties

When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.

William Thomson


How to become an expert

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.

Niels Bohr



Experience life

Life is not a problem to be solves but a mystery to be experienced.