Quotes from the Masters
On Experience

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be." -- Napoleon Hill  

"Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experiences and invest them in the future." -- Jim Rohn  

"Develop wisdom in sales by reflecting on your experience, and learning everything you can from every call." -- Brian Tracy

"Don't let the learning from your own experiences take too long. If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years, I would suggest that's long enough!" -– Jim Rohn   

"For years I have been accused of making snap judgments.  Honestly, this is not the case because I am a profound military student and the thoughts I express, perhaps too flippantly, are the result of years of thought and study." -– George S. Patton  

"As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities." -- James A. Froude  

"I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy." -- Anthony Robbins

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done." -- Samuel Smiles 

"Building a deck is NOT as hard as you think!  I've watched TV personality Bob Vila do it many times, and he is a regular 'do-it-yourselfer' just like you, except that he has knowledge, skill, an unlimited budget and a large staff of experts." -- Dave Barry  

"The good times we put in our pocket. The hard times we put into our heart." -- Les Brown

"Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity." -– Jim Rohn  

"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience." -- Denis Waitley  

"It's easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It's easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you." -– Jim Rohn  

"One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will." -- Harvey Mackay  

"It is not well to make great changes in old age." -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"It gives me great pleasure to converse with the aged. They have been over the road that all of us must travel and know where it is rough and difficult and where it is level and easy." – Plato

"Judgment comes from experience, and great judgment comes from bad experience." -- Robert Packwood  

"Trust your instincts.  Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else's." -– Billy Wilder  

"The next time it begins to rain...lie down on your belly, nestle your chin into the grass, and get a frog's-eye view of how raindrops fall...The sight of hundreds of blades of grass bowing down and popping back up like piano keys strikes me as one of the merriest sights in the world." -- Malcolm Margolin

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International