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"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life." - Dalai Lama

"As you gain elevation [on the mountain] your IQ goes down - but your emotional affect goes up, which is great for having a mythic experience, whether you want to or not." - Stewart Brand

"Every experience is a lesson. Every loss is a gain." - Sathya Sai Baba

"I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge." - Kristin Scott Thomas

"Experience is the main reason why we`re here, I think, in the world - to gain experience. And from our experience we gain knowledge ... and if we get any knowledge, then we gain liberation." - George Harrison

"There's something special for everyone to do. Remember, no experience is a bad experience unless you gain nothing from it." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom." - Albert Einstein

"Things gain meaning by being used in a shared experience or joint action." - John Dewey

"When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility" - Sophia Amoruso

"What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion." - John Petit-Senn

"I had to gain experience as I did not have a technical education." - Mikhail Kalashnikov

"Every job you do, you gain more experience. You never stop learning." - Joanna Cassidy

"What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion" - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"We gain internal freedom through external actions." - Ram Dass

"It skims in through the eye, and by means of the utterly delicate retina hurls shadows like insect legs inward for translation. Then an immense space opens up in silence and an endlessly fecund sub-universe the writer descends, and asks the reader to descend after him, not merely to gain instructions but also to experience delight, the delight of mind freed from matter and exultant in the strength it has stolen from matter." - John Updike

"It's just been my experience that some kinds of working relationships are better motivated by fear than by monetary gain." - Stephenie Meyer

"Earth allows several levels for Soul to gain experience in life, including the mineral, plant, fish, animal and human stages." - Harold Klemp

"It's just been my experience that some kinds of working relationships are better motivated by fear than by monetary gain." - Stephenie Meyer

"If you innovate broadly, focus on the customer experience, and deliver everyday a great product, you will gain share." - Michael J. Silverstein

"Every old goalkeeper loses a step at some point, but you can gain that back through experience." - Tim Howard

"Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political." - Ronald Reagan

"What is the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you gain experience? Wrong decisions." - Abdul Kalam

"Anytime you can see a hitter and face a hitter, you gain knowledge, and you gain that experience. Whether they hit a homerun off you, or you strike them out or whatever it is, it's information." - Jon Lester

"The amount of meetings I've been in - people would be shocked. But that's how you gain experience, how you can gain knowledge, being in meetings and participating. You learn and grow." - Tiger Woods

"Teaching, like any truly human activity, emerges from one's inwardness, for better or worse. As I teach I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together. The entanglements I experience in the classroom are often no more or less than the convolutions of my inner life. Viewed from this angle, teaching holds a mirror to the soul. If I am willing to look in that mirror and not run from what I see, I have a chance to gain self-knowledge-and knowing myself is as crucial to good teaching as knowing my students and my subject." - Parker J. Palmer

"... no wisdom that [my kitten] may gain by experience and reflection hereafter will compensate for the loss of her present hilarity." - William Cowper

"With each new experience of letting God be in control, we gain courage and reinforcement for daring to do it again and again." - Gloria Gaither

"None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"I feel comfortable, I'm definitely feeling challenged but with each day I gain more experience. I'm just trying to improve each day." - Sidney Crosby

"Certainly, you want to be liked, but as you gain confidence and experience you're more concerned with expressing yourself and what matters to you." - Ted Alexandro

"Progress in the Christian life is exactly equal to the growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in personal experience." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"As you gain experience, you mature as an individual, and along with that comes the confidence that you have the ability to solve problems." - Chuck Noll

"To gain control over the quality of experience, one needs to learn how to build enjoyment into what happens day in, day out." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"If we are faithful to GOD in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life." - James Hudson Taylor

"Remote from cities liv'd a swain, Unvex'd with all the cares of gain; His head was silver'd o'er with age, And long experience made him sage." - John Gay

"None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones." - Marie Von Ebnereschenbac

"All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience." - Richard Le Gallienne

"As we gain experience with the Holy Ghost, we learn that the intensity with which we feel the Spirit's influence is not always the same." - David A Bednar

"There is no change - I'm as deep or as shallow as I ever was. What's new is on-the-job experience. This is what you gain with years." - Gordon Getty

"Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are." - Pam Grier

"If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life." - Hudson Taylor

"There's nothing good about getting older-absolutely nothing-because the amount of wisdom and experience you gain is negligible compared to what you lose. You do gain a couple of things-you gain a little bittersweet and sour wisdom from your heartbreaks and failures and things-but what you lose is so catastrophic in every way." - Woody Allen

"Maybe we don't put our young people in situations often enough where they're allowed to fail. When you fail you gain experience, and with enough experience, you don't fail as often." - Colin Powell

"Every joy is gain And gain is gain, however small." - Robert Browning

"And gain is gain, however small." - Robert Browning

"To gain freedom is to gain simplicity." - Joan Miro

"Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few." - Jonathan Swift

"REAL Peace is always unshakable... 'Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss'" - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson

"Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference." - Lindsey Stirling

"Gain knowledge. It's valuable." - Daniel Norris

"Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement." - Simon Bolivar

"You can gain experience, if you are careful to avoid empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience-twenty times. And never resent the advantage of experience your elders have. Recall that they have paid for this experience in the coin of life, and have emptied a purse that cannot be refilled." - Trevanian

"Spring-an experience in immortality." - Henry David Thoreau

"Gardening is a humbling experience." - Martha Stewart

"Everything is a learning experience." - Angus T Jones

"Every moment is an experience." - Jake Roberts

"Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life's cycle and it's from failure that you gain life experience." - Colin Powell

"Feelings, too, are facts. Emotion is a fact. Human experience is a fact. It is often possible to gain more real insight into human beings and their motivation by reading great fiction than by personal acquaintance." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom." - Frederick Douglass

"What, start at this! when sixty years have spread. Their grey experience o'er thy hoary head? Is this the all observing age could gain? Or hast thou known the world so long in vain?" - John Dryden

"Based on my experience, I've seen where unity amongst the races has yielded positive results. I don't see any other way for people to gain freedom, justice, and equality here except by being internationalist." - Richard Aoki

"I witness that as you gain experience and success in being guided by the Spirit, your confidence in the impressions you feel can become more certain than your dependence on what you see or hear." - Richard G Scott

"The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things." - Plutarch

"Aristotle once said that wisdom (the ability to make good decisions) is a combination of experience plus reflection. The more time that you take to think about your experiences, the more vital lessons you will gain from them." - Brian Tracy

"I already have a story that's been seen in Glory and I have had many highs and lows, victories and defeats. That brought me experience and it will help me a lot to gain the desired world title." - Anderson Silva

"Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain." - William James

"I think my writing process changes as I gain more life experience... It has taken me many years to be able to write a novel that shows the points of view of people of different ages and personalities." - Kathleen Winter

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"My intent was to gain experience for fiction I eventually hoped to write. But there's no question I was drawn in by the hope that journalism would be a creative, thrilling environment." - Tom Rachman

"I look at the human life like an experiment. Every new moment, every new experience, tragic or otherwise, is an opportunity to gain a more accurate perspective and helps lead me to clarity." - Steve Gleason

"Just to exist, just to be, to take a breath, to feel that, whether its pleasure or pain, loss or gain, just your experience in life is unique to you. No one sees life like you do." - Frederick Lenz

"A testimony of the truth of the gospel does not come the same way to all people. Some receive it in a unique, life-changing experience. Others gain a testimony slowly, almost imperceptibly until, one day, they simply know." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"The Conservative Party isn't electing a leader in opposition after losing a general election who can build up over five years and gain experience. We're electing somebody who's going to be our prime minister in two months' time, and that's why it's very important we have somebody with strong experience, who's good at working with the international community and can hit the ground running." - Chris Grayling

"Our knowledge of circumstances has increased, but our uncertainty, instead of having diminished, has only increased. The reason of this is, that we do not gain all our experience at once, but by degrees; so our determinations continue to be assailed incessantly by fresh experience; and the mind, if we may use the expression, must always be under arms." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"The model that I'd always seen as a little boy, as a teenager, as I watched other political careers, I saw people who'd start off in local government, gain experience, move to state government, and then on to federal office. I'd always believed that kind of experience was important." - Mark Takano

"Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose" - Laozi

"Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin." - Hesiod

"O Love! for Sylvia let me gain the prize, And make my tongue victorious as her eyes." - Alexander Pope

"Show yourself a Christian by suffering without murmuring. In patience possess your soul - they lose nothing who gain Christ." - Samuel Rutherford

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we cannot cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?" - Thomas Merton

"The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain." - Thomas Jefferson

"It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it." - Jack Nicklaus

"When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporising ground." - Sun Tzu

"Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm" - Sun Tzu

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be." - Bill Shankly

"Expectation is contentment - Gain satiety." - Emily Dickinson

"There's no gain, without pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Hope of gain lessens pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"What terrorists gain, novelists lose." - Don Delillo

"What's to gain by silence?" - Ursula K Le Guin

"Unwanted favours gain no gratitude." - Sophocles

"The finest poetry was first experience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learning is experience understood in tranquility." - Charles Handy

"The reward of suffering is experience" - Aeschylus

"Experience is the key to greatness." - Arthur Williams

"Age affects how people experience time." - Edward T Hall

"Any experience of reality is indescribable!" - R D Laing

"Music is subjective to everyone's unique experience." - Jared Leto

"Science is the systematic classification of experience." - George Henry Lewes

"Record making is an extraordinary experience." - Robbie Robertson

"God is only a great imaginative experience." - D H Lawrence

"Only the foolish learn from experience - the wise learn from the experience of others." - Rolf Hochhuth

"What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience." - C S Lewis

"Coaches and players at the start must think their way through problems where a more experienced person would react out of habit and memory. One must not gain this experience, however, without being careful of empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artist who boasts of 20 years of experience at his craft while, in fact, all he has had is one year - 20 times." - John Kessel

"The emotional aspects of a wilderness experience might be compared to a religious experience. It is particularly valuable for those people whose unconscious associations of pain and discomfort in relationships to man render a deity in human form impossible. Christianity is unacceptable to some people because of the use of the human symbol, but some who can't accept Christ can gain a tremendous sense of peace from relating to uncontaminated areas." - Donald Glover

"The temple is a sacred edifice, a holy place, where essential saving ceremonies and ordinances are performed to prepare us for exaltation. It is important that we gain a sure knowledge that our preparation to enter the holy house and that our participation in these ceremonies and covenants are some of the most significant events we will experience in our mortal lives." - Robert D. Hales

"India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age" - Jawaharlal Nehru

"There is no point in regretting any part of the past. The past can't now be altered, the future has yet to be lived, and consciously to experience every moment of the present is the only way to gain at least the illusion of immortality." - P D James

"I'd proven to the world that maturity, experience, dedication, and ingenuity can make up for a little senescence. Muscle tightening is not the only thing that happens to our bodies over time. We gain knowledge, focus, and understanding, and those things can help us win." - Dara Torres

"The man who comes to writing late, but is in essence a writer, may sometimes gain as much as he has lost: his experience of life has given him a subject, he is spared the youthful writer's self-torment and soul-searching." - Wright Morris

"I didn't want to understand. Bert had been thrilled that the police wanted to put me on retainer. He told me I would gain valuable experience working with the police. All I had gained so far was a wider variety of nightmares." - Laurell K Hamilton

"It's been my experience that the people who gain trust, loyalty, excitement, and energy fast are the ones who pass on the credit to the people who have really done the work. A leader doesnt need any credit... He's getting more credit than he deserves anyway." - Robert Townsend

"I need to gain a lot more experience. I think so much of being a director, other than the technical aspect and the artistry of it, is the confidence that you are, I think in many ways, you're the captain of the ship." - Josh Peck

"All arguments are meaningless until we gain personal experience. One must win one's own place in the spiritual world painfully and alone. There is no other way of salvation. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness." - Havelock Ellis

"There's no "correct path" to becoming a real artist. You might think you"ll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it's all bullshit, and it's all in your head. You're an artist when you say you are. And you're a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected." - Amanda Palmer

"I do' really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits" - Anais Nin

"By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists . . . Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There's no regimen. There's no personal trainer. I love to go hiking because it's an experience. If I need to gain stamina for a tour, I will run every single night on the treadmill, but I don't necessarily like being at the gym." - Taylor Swift

"I don't really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits" - Anais Nin

"There's no "correct path" to becoming a real artist. You might think you'll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it's all bullshit, and it's all in your head. You're an artist when you say you are. And you're a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected." - Amanda Palmer

"The most fun thing about doing the show is that, as a nerd, the fun has been in learning and having it be like a grad school for me, every day. Every moment is a new experience. Every conversation is a new gain." - Steven Yeun

"It's a passion when you're doing it for other people and you're doing it for the people around you making the film and the people who are going to see the film, and the giving. When you start thinking about you doing it for some sort of self-gain, then I think it becomes an obsession. It becomes a negative experience." - Stanley Kubrick

"Music should be demanding for the listener. You can gain more out of it that way. I always try to leave space in the music for the listener to have their own experience of it, so it's not bombarded with only one meaning." - Einar Selvik

"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

"So it would be a good thing for Chinese parents to instill enthusiasm among their kids for football. It's a great game, not only regarding the emotions behind it, but it's also a game for young people to gain experience of working in a bigger group and work to achieve goals." - Berti Vogts

"It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one." - George Harrison

"As Iraqi forces gain experience and the political process advances, we will be able to decrease our troop level in Iraq without losing our capability to defeat the terrorists. These decisions about troop levels will be driven by the conditions on the ground in Iraq and the good judgment of our commanders, not by artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington." - George W Bush

"I've been a performer for a long time, but I really don't have any dancing experience. I did some of the musicals in high school, and I was in the glee club for a little while just to try and gain some skills... I was not good at it." - Brant Daugherty

"Those who delight in bad movies and enjoy producing their own unfilmed versions of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may gain a measure of semi-masochistic enjoyment out of Van Helsing . There are quite a few unintentionally funny moments, although the overall experience was too intensely painful for me to be able to advocate it as being "so bad, it's good." - James Berardinelli

"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.'" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"We put out press releases to tell people what had happened to me and that I had a large weight gain but a lot of people still didn't know. The ones that didn't know were floored. That was a real humbling experience for me." - Lou Gramm

"All of my fights are planned. I study my opponents from A to Z. How he walks, how he looks, how he speaks, gestures of the human body, which is a certain language that provides you lots of information if you have the ability to read it. You just need to pay attention to it and gain experience over the years." - Wladimir Klitschko

"I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers." - Gloria Steinem

"As we gain satisfaction from artificial substitutes for nature we forget that there is no known substitute for Nature, the real thing and its eons of intelligent, life supportive, experience. Each substitute we create falls short of nature's balanced perfection, thus producing our pollution, garbage and relationship conflicts." - Michael J Cohen

"The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius." - E M Forster

"If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible, since, having, neither parts nor limits, He has no affinity to us. We are then incapable of knowing either what He is or if He is. [So] you must wager. Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation that he is." - Blaise Pascal

"To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us." - Anatol Rapoport

"Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain." - Diane de Poitiers

"Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"Value is that which one acts to gain and/or keep. Virtue is the act by which one aims and/or keeps it." - Ayn Rand

"Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." - Danny Thomas

"If there is a Way involving the spirit of not being defeated, to help oneself and gain honour, it is the Way of Strategy." - Miyamoto Musashi

"To gain the acceptance of your peers is an admirable task, but to truly accept yourself requires a much higher standard." - Wes Fesler

"A mind might ponder its thought for an epoch, and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach in a day." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain." - Carlos Castaneda

"Who escapes a duty, avoids a gain." - Theodore Parker

"Every pain has a gain behind it" - Swami Satchidananda

"No brain, no gain. Stay in school." - Michael Jordan



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