experience

A Quote by Alan Gregg on adversity, experience, prosperity, survival, and traditions

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

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A Quote by Aeschylus on experience, reward, and suffering

The reward of suffering is experience.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on experience, memory, and poetry

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. . . . The seat of this sensation is the pit of the stomach.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on experience and future

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech re sub-Treasury in House of Representatives, Springfield, IL, Dec. 26, 1839

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on experience and vices

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on experience, life, and teachers

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Drea on action, balance, body, brevity, chess, consequences, control, danger, effort, experience, intelligence, intuition, mistakes, mountains, pain, pleasure, responsibility, risk, silence, skill, world, and worth

The pleasure of risk is in the control needed to ride it with assurance so that what appears dangerous to the outsider is, to the participant, simply a matter of intelligence, skill, intuition, coordination - in a word, experience. Climbing, in particular, is a paradoxically intellectual pastime, but with this difference: you have to think with your body. Every move has to be worked out in terms of effort, balance and consequences. It is like playing chess with your body. If I make a mistake, the consequences are immediate, obvious, embarrassing and possibly painful. For a brief period, I am directly responsible for my actions. In that beautiful, silent world of the mountains, it seems to me worth a little risk.

Drea

Source: New York Times Magazine

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