Experience: (encounter...undergo...... )

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. --- John Keats

Each person you meet is in a specific stage of their life, a stage you may not have passed or not yet reached. Judging them by your standards and experience is therefore not only unfair, but could lead to unnecessary anger and frustration. --- Anon xxxx

Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. --- Chief Seattle

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. --- Aldous Huxley 1894

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. --- Karl Marx

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, nor our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience. --- William Arthur Ward

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. --- Henry Ford 1863

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. --- Joseph Addison 1672

It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step into the unknown, as for children, the days are long with the gathering of experience. --- George Robert Gissing 1857

Nobody can hurt you but yourself. Every experience you have makes you all the more fit for life. --- Box-Car Bertha'

Non one has looked back sadly on a life full of experiences, but many look back wishing they had had the courage to do more. --- Anon xxxx

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience. --- George Washington 1732

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… you must do the thing you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

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