"Without experiencing a thing one can not gain knowledge from it."
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"Only one who has tasted bitterness can know sweetness."
"One has to have run a household before one can know the price of rice and firewood, and one has to have raised children before onecan understand a parent's love."
"Those who have seen little wonder a lot."
"Only those who have endured the greatest suffering can become the greatest people."
"Only those who have tasted the dregs of bitterness will stand out among others."
"Use the stones of another hill to polish your own jade."
"Prolonged illness can make one a good doctor."
"Hearing about something a hundred times is not as good as seeing it once."
"An old horse knows the road."
"Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald."
"If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me."
"Experience cannot be transferred. We may give wise advice, but we cannot give wisdom to follow it."
"But time growing old teaches all things."
"I have always fought for ideas--until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten."
"Swallow a loss and learn a lesson."
"One who has been sick for three years can become a doctor."
"Better to repair the pen after the sheep have escaped than not at all."
"When you go out, check the look of the sky; when you come in, check the looks on people's faces."
"... the only way to become a better writer is to become a better person."
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