A dozen quotes on life’s lessons

  • It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain
  • There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. – Willa Cather
  • Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. – Carl Jung
  • The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • The years teach much which the days never know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Good judgment comes from experience.  Experience comes from bad judgment. – Jim Horning
  • No stream rises higher than its source. Whatever man might build, could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  • A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali
  • Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller
  • The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles. Life’s true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves. – Marie Dressler
  • The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson



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