Proverbs and quotes about Testing and Experience

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 10, 2008 | Categories: 2. TestingProverbs and quotes

Proverbs and quotes

I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. 
Thomas Edison

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

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
Russell Hoban

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. 
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere’s Fan, 1896

Do you know the difference between education and experience?  Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. 
Pete Seeger

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. 
David T. Wolf

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience. 
Laurence J. Peter

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. 
Weston H. Agor

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. 
Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. 
Tim McMahon

No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers. 
Author Unknown

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. 
Henry van Dyke

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness.  We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. 
Samuel McChord Crothers

Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better. 
Samuel Beckett

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. 
Henry Ford

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure. 
Kenneth Boudling

To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus to know anything you must know all. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. 
Carl G. Jung


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