Experience and Action
Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.
—Johyann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832 German poet and playwright)
Our deeds determine us, much as we determine our deeds.
—Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965 British poet and critic)
Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C. Roman statesman and orator)
Actions are more precious than words.
—John Pym (1584-1643 British politician)
Do what you ought, and come what can.
—George Herbert (1593-1633 British priest and poet)
Better late than never.
—Livy (Titus Livius 59 B.C.-A.D 17 Roman historian)
A man, like a watch, is to be valued by his manner of going.
—William Penn (1644-1718 British philosopher)
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
—Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859 British historian)
The tragedy of the world is that those who are imaginative have but slight experience, and those who are experienced have feeble imaginations.
—Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947 British philosopher and mathematician)
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
—Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536 Dutch philosopher)
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
—James Russell Lowell (1819-1891 American poet)
A burnt child dreads the fire.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
—Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900 British poet and writer)
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
—Miguel Cervantes (1547-1616 Spanish novelist)
Treat other people as you hope they will treat you.
—Aesop (620-560 B.C. Greek fabulist)