Indeed my experience
had provided me with a formula.
For how do we know that the thoughts which occur in dreaming are false rather than those other which we experience
when awake, since the former are often not less vivid and distinct than the latter?
Without supposing the personal essentiality of the man, it is evident that a change of the chief magistrate, at the breaking out of a war, or at any similar crisis, for another, even of equal merit, would at all times be detrimental to the community, inasmuch as it would substitute inexperience to experience
, and would tend to unhinge and set afloat the already settled train of the administration.
The most that the convention could do in such a situation, was to avoid the errors suggested by the past experience
of other countries, as well as of our own; and to provide a convenient mode of rectifying their own errors, as future experiences
may unfold them.
Such at least is the painful teaching of my experience
We give these estimates on the authority of a trader of long experience
, and a foreigner by birth.
His enticing suggestions I used to repel modestly by the assurance that it was extremely unlikely, as I had not enough experience
They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience
: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning, by study; and studies themselves, do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience
Not seldom that long wandering unfits us for further travel, and of what use is our experience
to us then?
When he went to see him, he saw the doctor glance at his club-foot; and on hearing that Philip was only in his fourth year at the hospital he said at once that his experience
was insufficient: Philip understood that this was only an excuse; the man would not have an assistant who might not be as active as he wanted.
Already from his military experience
and what he had seen in the Austrian campaign, he had come to the conclusion that in war the most deeply considered plans have no significance and that all depends on the way unexpected movements of the enemy- that cannot be foreseen- are met, and on how and by whom the whole matter is handled.
Some of her intensest experience
in the last two years had set her mind strongly in opposition to any unfavorable construction of others; and for the first time she felt rather discontented with Mr.