Lessons Learned Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lessons learned quotes, lessons learned sayings, and lessons learned proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. Thomas L. Holdcroft
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear Mark Twain
The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. Tom Bodett
When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. TheLesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will. Sasha Azevedo
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. Henry Miller
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama
In the middle of every difficulty lies an opportunity for growth. Dalai Lama
The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. Mignon McLaughlin
The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned. Albert Einstein
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt
But one of the big lessons I have learned from my journey is you can’t please everyone, so don’t try. Chris Colfer
There are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle. Idowu Koyenikan
We all make mistakes, how we correct them is what makes all the difference between success and failure. Zane Baker
The truth of what you've been through is only part of the story, keep writing the chapters your older self will enjoy reading. Leonie H. Mattison
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Gandhi
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. John Powell
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain
Yesterday is canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely. Kay Lyons
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra
A man should never be ashamed to admit he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway