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I moved two quotes here from the aritcle since it appears the sources are unnnotable. If anyone has evidence of notability, please either create a wp page, a wq page or add it here and move the quotes back. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 22:01, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows." ~ David T. Wolf

All quotes are currently attributed to people with established notability. If you add quotes by others, please make sure they have a wp page or a wq page, or add a short note here giving evidence of their notability. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 22:28, 21 October 2005 (UTC)


  • Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best.
  • Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
    • Will Rogers [Note: the original source appears to be the great Sufi sage, Mulla Nasrudin.]
  • Only the foolish learn from experience - the wise learn from the experience of others.
  • Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide to the future.
  • Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
    • Annie Besant
    • Quoted in Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn: How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age. Boston, McGraw Hill, 2002 (3rd edition), page 121
  • Playing Solitaire is a journey.
    • Anonymous
    • Quoted in a leading Australian high school; needs verification.
  • Experience is a fair teacher: it shits on everyone equally.