Love gives beauty to everything it touches. Not greed and utility; they produce offices, but not dwelling houses. To be able to love material things, to clothe them with tender grace, and yet not be attached to them, this is a great service. Providence expects that we should make this world our own, and not live in it as though it were a rented tenement. We can only make it our own through some service, and that service is to lend it love and beauty from our soul. Your own experience shows you the difference between the beautiful, the tender, the hospitable, and the mechanically neat and monotonously useful.
Rabindranath Tagore quotes
Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.
Benjamin Franklin quotes
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Helen Keller quotes
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln quotes
Cause to me, it's, there's nothing that's personal and private, it's all universal. There's no experience that I have ever had that's unique. And the fact that there is just certain stuff that we share but don't admit to and don't talk about. You know, what is that about?
Ani Difranco quotes
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world
C.S. Lewis quotes
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
Ambrose Bierce quotes
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant quotes
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil Gibran quotes
A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.
S. Parkes Cadman quotes