experience

A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art, communication, experience, reason, and words

The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on absence, creation, experience, happiness, and knowledge

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness.  For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on books, experience, and observation

Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on experience, observation, and reflection

RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, experience, and wisdom

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on enthusiasm, experience, repentance, and youth

ENTHUSIASM, n. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. Byron, who recovered long enough to call it "entuzy-muzy," had a relapse, which carried him off - to Missolonghi.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alma P. Burton on authors, earth, eternity, experience, god, grief, happiness, joy, learning, obedience, salvation, satisfaction, sons, sorrow, suffering, and world

Even the Savior of the world, the Only Begotten Son of God, was obliged to come to earth and to take upon himself an earthly tabernacle. He experienced joy and sorrow, happiness and grief, lasting satisfaction and frequent disappointments. As Paul has written, "Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him." Hebrews 5:8-9 KJV

Alma P. Burton (1913 -)

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on experience and world

A powerful hand lens [Eschenback Leutchlupe] with a focused beam of light opens up an entire world below the threshold of the ordinary experience of seeing.

Allen Lacy

Source: The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 23

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A Quote by Alice James on doctors and experience

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

Alice James

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on experience, interest, and energy

It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. This statement is almost a tautology. For the energy of operation of a proposition in an occasion of experience is its interest and is its importance. But of course a true proposition is more apt to be interesting than a false one.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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