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Try Anything Once?: Arnold Bax

You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk-dancing. Arnold Bax 1883-1953 Farewell My Youth (1943), quoting ‘a sympathetic Scot’ Advertisements

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Experience: Katharine Butler Hathaway

All well-brought up people are afraid of having any experience which seems to them uncharacteristic of themselves as they imagine themselves to be. Yet this is the only kind of experience that is really alive and can lead them anywhere … Continue reading

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Wisdom: Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; And third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius 551-479 BC The illustrati0n is Confucius, gouache on paper (The Granger Collection, … Continue reading

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Judgment and Experience: Will Rogers

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Attributed to Will Rogers (1879-1935) The illustration was uploaded to Wikimedia by Hydrargyrum

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Experience Changes Perception

The man who had never seen a river imagined the first he met with to be the sea Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592 The illustration is a photo by azastan of the river Dnister near Kamenets-Podolsky in  Bakota, Ukraine via Wikimedia

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