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Quotations for Laughs #16 --- School of Experience

Updated on March 8, 2011

School of Experience Humor

The men who can’t learn by experience wouldn’t profit by taking any other kind of bitter pill.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., July 23, 1938.

Experience is a great school, but it's always a very disagreeable surprise to find that you're still an undergraduate.

—Ted Cook, Austin American, Austin, Texas, May 13, 1930.

Tough thing about the schools of experience and hard knocks, you never use up your eligibility.

—John Mooney, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 15, 1953.

Some people do not learn from the school of experience. They are too lazy ever to get in it.

—Jack Haney, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., Feb. 13, 1926.

One thing the school of experience teaches a fellow is that he isn't in a class by himself.

Chicago Heights Star, Chicago Heights, Ill., April 21, 1959.

The main objection to the school of experience is that it thinks up a new course every time you get ready to graduate.

—Roy E. Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, Aug. 6, 1953.

Profitable use of failures or mistakes or both constitutes the most serviceable course taught in the school of experience.

—W.P. Ball, New Orleans States, New Orleans, La., Dec. 29, 1936.

Night sessions in the School of Experience teach the most costly lessons.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, La., April 24, 1931.

In the school of experience there are no degrees merited, yet in life A.B. stands for Ah, But!

Norfolk Journal and Guide, Norfolk, Va., May 12, 1923.

The school of experience is the one in which we get our education by degrees.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 4, 1937.

In the school of experience one learns to read between the lines.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Sept. 6, 1898.

Trouble is the most thorough teacher in the school of experience.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Sept. 7, 1917.

When it comes to the school of experience, the principal textbook is pocketbook.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Aug. 3, 1913.

Mistakes are the tuition charged by the school of experience.

Chinook Opinion, Chinook, Mont., Feb. 10, 1949.

For an institution without an athletic program, the school of experience certainly has developed a few kicks.

Chicago Heights Star, Chicago Heights, Ill., Feb. 11, 1955.

Sometimes a graduate of the school of experience wears his diploma patched onto his pants.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Jan. 24, 1915.

The school of experience really makes it tough for the chap who tries to cut classes.

Hamilton County Herald, Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1957.

Lacking and greatly needed in the curriculum of the School of Experience is a memory course.

The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Sept. 5, 1947.

The fees in the School of Experience are always paid in advance.

Daily Bulletin, Blackfoot, Idaho, Oct. 26, 1935.

The trouble with the school of experience is that the course is so long the graduates are too old to go to work.

Chinook Opinion, Chinook, Mont., Aug. 4, 1949.

The school of experience is where a man learns how little he learned in other schools.

The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., July 19, 1932.

The trouble is that nobody can be expelled from the school of experience.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, March 15, 1931.

It's compulsory that you attend the school of experience, but you don't have to learn anything if you'd rather not.

St. Louis Star-Times, St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 28, 1936.

Many a fellow who was head of his class in college wears the dunce cap in the school of experience.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Nov. 21, 1925.

In the school of experience the faculty changes, but the lessons are always the same.

—Roy E. Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, Aug. 18, 1960.

We graduate from the School of Experience, and before we get ten miles away we discover that we didn't learn half enough.

—Frank L. Stanton, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., April 6, 1906.

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