"Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Ambrose Bierce on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Ambrose Bierce on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Ambrose Bierce on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Ambrose Bierce on Mark Twain
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."