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Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning,
by A. E. Housman

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.
- A. E. Housman

Related topics: Experience

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence,
which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

 

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

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Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made,
and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman

If a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;
not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
- A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think,
has endowed him with the ability to write.
- A. E. Housman

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

Follow that will and that way
which experience confirms to be your own.
- Carl Jung

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

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 which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
- Flannery O'Connor

Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself,
is the end.
- Walter Pater

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that
untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

Experience teaches only the teachable.
- Aldous Huxley

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Good judgment comes from experience,
and often experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Color is an intense experience on its own.
- Jim Hodges

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck

You cannot create experience.
You must undergo it.
- Albert Camus

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Fred Brooks

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton


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