164 Bad Experience Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of bad experience quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about every bad experience.

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The Most Famous Bad Experience Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I'm thankful for some of bad experiences I've had. They helped me with the way I view people and see them for who they really are. — Blake Griffin

Horrible experiences lead us to wonder whether the person who experiences them might not be something horrible. — Friedrich Nietzsche

We are responsible for experiences that aren’t our fault all the time. This is part of life. — Mark Manson

I am not a person who can really sit around and think about regrets because with every bad experience that you have, there is weirdly something good that comes from it. — Sayings

Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come. — Leon Brown

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others. — Rick Warren

A bad website is like a grumpy salesperson. — Jakob Nielsen

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. — C. S. Lewis

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. — Aldous Huxley

Learning by experience often is painful- and the more it hurts, the more you learn. — Ralph Banks

Short Bad Experience Quotes

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  • Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. — Mark Twain
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. — Will Rogers
  • Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. — Jean Plaidy
  • No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. — George S. Patton
  • You want people with different life experiences as a backstop against bad decisions. — Tucker Carlson
  • Experience comes from bad judgment. — Mark Twain
  • Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. — Mark Twain
  • To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. — Kurt Vonnegut
  • People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar. — Rick Kaplan
  • Music lets me forget bad experiences. You cannot keep ragas and regrets in your mind together. — Ustad Bismillah Khan

Top 10 Bad Experience Quotes

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Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories. — Zig Ziglar

Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. — Mark Twain

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. — Will Rogers

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Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. — Jean Plaidy

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No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. — George S. Patton

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode. — Chanakya

Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. — Andy Warhol

You want people with different life experiences as a backstop against bad decisions. — Tucker Carlson

Any trend that generates a lot of excitement encounters scepticism due to the bad experiences - internet and housing crashes - of the past 20 years. — Cathie Wood

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture. — Nancy Banks-Smith

Bad Experience Image Quotes

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Bad experience quote by Jean Plaidy

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. — Jean Plaidy

Bad experience quote by George S. Patton

No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. — George S. Patton

Bad experience quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

One Bad Experience Quotes

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I think you can do something bad, and it doesn't make you a bad person. We are not defined by any one choice. We are the sum of our experiences, and we can make a bad choice and turn around and do better. — Sayings

Most people are far more prone to let the bad experiences shape their views than the good ones. — Rick Joyner

You can have a similar experience in your own life. You can change, even if you consider yourself a "night person"...Almost any habit-good or bad-can be set in about twenty-one days. With firm resolve, we can make the needed changes in our lives. — Sayings

Bad experience quote Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some
Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.

At first a golfer excuses a dismal performance by claiming bad lies. With experience, he covers up with better ones. — Lee P. Brown

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

But I'm a bad priest, you see. I know--from experience--how much beauty Satan carried down with him when he fell. Nobody ever said the fallen angels were the ugly ones. Oh, no, they were just as quick and light and . . . — Graham Greene

Bad experience quote Never regret. If it's good it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
Never regret. If it's good it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.

A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons. — Richard Branson

I have been very lucky, I have only had one bad experience. — Chita Rivera

I had a bad experience on Ned Kelly, which I'd written the screenplay for. I thought: "Well Jesus, if these are the type of people directing movies I might as well direct one myself!" — John Michael McDonagh

Getting too much money too soon can be really bad. There's a balance to be kept - the right balance between new experience and a certain stability in one's life. I'm conscious of all these things in a way that, earlier on, I was only conscious of circumstantial stuff, like, money. — Geoff Dyer

Every Bad Experience Quotes

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I'd like to start off by saying that every experience no matter what it is, good or bad, you'll learn from it. That's just life. But something I've done I've regretted is probably picking on my siblings growing up, because you appreciate them so much more as you grow older. — Olivia Culpo

Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector's item. — Isaac Marion

The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. — Roger Ebert

Bad experience quote Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience

There is a silver lining to every cloud and there's some awesome songs that have come from some really like bad experiences, but they're great experiences 'cause then I've got some good songs so it's all good for me. — Joss Stone

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. — Gautama Buddha

I've done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination. — Violante Placido

Bad experience quote Great experiences are built on a foundation of bad experiences.
Great experiences are built on a foundation of bad experiences.

Whenever I spoke with anybody who said they did not have a problem in the military it was because their commander treated them well. Every single time it was about the commander as to whether they had a good or bad experience. — Amy Ziering

I try to learn from every experience, good or bad. — Tim Tebow

Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback - or a start of a new kind of development. [You have the responsibility to decide if you will see it as a bad setback or good start!] — Mary Roberts Rinehart

Good And Bad Experience Quotes

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This world isn't perfect. That means it isn't perfectly good; but it isn't perfectly bad, either. The ease comes with the hardship. Shift the focus of what you see, and your experience of this life will change. — Yasmin Mogahed

I do believe in the old saying 'What does not kill you makes you stronger.' Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity. — Angelina Jolie

The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. — Benicio Del Toro

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. — Rita Mae Brown

I've always found that it's such an emotional experience, trying to find the good parts of a bad character or the bad parts of a good character, and in the end, most of these qualities are already there inside me. — Milla Jovovich

Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good things that enter your life. — Leon Brown

Good judgment comes from experience. And where does experience come from? Experience comes from bad judgment. — Mark Twain

Just as hundreds of brushstrokes comprised a finished canvas, people were made up of a lifetime of experiences, both good and bad. And without knowing what someone had endured, it was impossible to truly know them - and accept them - for who they were. — Tamera Alexander

When I look back at the world championships, I know there's a lot of room for improvement, I'm always up for a challenge. The Olympics, they don't define me, I've had some good and some bad. But it's all about the Olympic experience. — Michelle Kwan

When you reflect, you are able to put an experience into perspective... reflective thinking enables you to distance yourself from the intense emotions of particularly good or bad experiences and see them with fresh eyes. — John C. Maxwell

Horrible Experience Quotes

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Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate. The future is in your hands. — Milton William Cooper

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience. — John Updike

It's horrible to think that a small cadre of people would manipulate that information. I mean, for God's sake, we've admitted that we were experimenting on our veterans with mustard gas. So there is no security question. It can't possibly be the reason. — Dwight Schultz

The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience. — Dario Argento

I try to stay friends with everybody because you might go back and work with somebody who you had a horrible experience with and it could be great the next time. You never know which way it's going to go, never say never. — Rob Zombie

I think anyone who's not as good a writer as me is absolutely a hack, and I think anybody who's a slightly better writer than me is brilliant. So of course that makes me a horrible critic when it comes to books, because I can't distance my own experience from what I'm doing. — Chuck Klosterman

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. — Robert Byrd

I know that the human condition will be radically changed through technical means. Much of this change will be painful, monstrous and horrible. Most mutations are disgusting failures, most experiments are failures. I accept this and I don't find it frightening. — Bruce Sterling

I have had really positive experiences in every medium, as well as horrible experiences in every medium. — Jimmi Simpson

The opposite of thinking clearly is being muddled. To be conscious of being muddled is a horrible experience. To avoid it we may even be tempted to shut our minds and swallow a belief, ready-made, from some expert authority. — Susan Stebbing

Negative Experiences Quotes

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The symbol in Chinese for crisis is made up of two ideographs: one means danger, the other means opportunity. This symbol is a reminder that we can choose to turn a crisis into an opportunity or into a negative experience. — Virginia Satir

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. — Dave Navarro

The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. — Mark Manson

We seek the fulfillment of strong romantic relationships and friendships, yet striving too hard to achieve security in such relationships stifles them; their flourishing depends on a certain degree of not being protected, of being open to experiences both negative and positive. — Oliver Burkeman

Your reactions, whether positive or negative, are creative of future circumstances. In your imagination, you can hear words congratulating you on getting a wonderful new job. That imaginal act now goes forward and you will encounter this pleasant experience in the future. — Neville Goddard

Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. — Mark Manson

Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily. — Tia Walker

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. — Ram Dass

Resilience is a precious skill. People who have it tend to also have three underlying advantages: a believe that they can influence life events; a tendency to find meaningful purpose in life’s turmoil; and a conviction that they can learn from both positive and negative experiences. — Amanda Ripley

Most of our goals are generated by negative experiences. — Dan Sullivan

Bad Service Quotes

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The only reason to be in politics is public service. There's no other reason. Frankly, if that's the best job you can get in terms of money, that's too bad, you know. Because frankly, it's not well paid, everyone knows that. So for most people it's a big sacrifice. — Malcolm Turnbull

Protectionism has to be avoided. Protectionism is not only on goods but also in the area of services. Financial protectionism is also bad and should be avoided. — Manmohan Singh

I've been accused of bad taste, and I'll go down to my grave accused of it and always by the same people, the ones who eat in restaurants that reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. — Lenny Bruce

CEOs hate variance. It's the enemy. Variance in customer service is bad. Variance in quality is bad. CEOs love processes that are standardized, routinized, predictable. Stamping out variance makes a complex job a bit less complex. — Marcus Buckingham

Good service can save a bad meal, but there is no level of food that can save bad service. — Alton Brown

Our concept of eco-effectiveness means working on the right things - on the right products and services and systems - instead of making the wrong things less bad. Once you are doing the right things, then doing them "right," with the help of efficiency among other tools, makes perfect sense. — William McDonough

Still, I never really mind bad service in a restaurant. It makes me feel better about not leaving a tip. — Bill Bryson

We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past. — Aleksander Kwasniewski

Everybody makes bad decisions. I am sure I have made my share of them over 40 years of service. Or I have made good decisions and have been overruled. The real challenge, when you are overruled, is to remember who the boss is and don't take it personally. — Colin Powell

I am like a chief. I like to taste the food. If it tastes bad, I don't serve it. I'm constantly monitoring what we do, and I'm always looking for better ways we can provide financial services, ways that would make me happy if I were a client. — Charles R. Schwab

Good Experiences Quotes

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Too many people don't do things for fear of falling. You'll never get good unless you fall. Experiences and new accomplishments are feelings we should never lose. — Robin Quivers

Beloved, pursue Jesus and you will experience wisdom in every area of your life. You cannot try to earn, deserve or study to acquire God’s wisdom. It comes by His unmerited favor. His wisdom will give you good success in your career. It will cause you to succeed as a student, parent or spouse. — Joseph Prince

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. — Terence McKenna

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Good leaders must first become good servants. — Robert K. Greenleaf

I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes. — Omar N. Bradley

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A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God. — Brennan Manning

I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition. — Jim Brown

I always look for an intense experience, an intense ride. There is nothing better than a good zombie movie where you run crazy and blow at monsters! It was a physical shoot and I enjoyed it. — Sarah Polley

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. — Fred Bear

A light heart lives long. — William Shakespeare

Unpleasant Experiences Quotes

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The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now. — S. N. Goenka

This is why boredom can feel so surprisingly, aggressively unpleasant: we tend to think of it nearly as a matter of not being particularly interested in whatever it is we’re doing, but in fact, it’s an intense reaction to the deeply uncomfortable experience of confronting your limited control. — Oliver Burkeman

Develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Rest in a mind like vast sky. — Gautama Buddha

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it. — Sylvia Boorstein

We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength. — Dalai Lama

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience. — Keith Henson

It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. — Nelson Mandela

To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience. — Lizette Woodworth Reese

If someone is unpleasant to you, draw a halo around his or her head in your mind. He/she is an angel who came to teach you something. — Yoko Ono

Suffering for eight hours...the most unpleasant experience I've ever had. — Chris Boardman

Bitter Experience Quotes

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We cannot rely on ourselves, for we have learned by bitter experience the folly of self-confidence. We are compelled to look to the Lord alone. Blessed is the wind that drives the ship into the harbor. Blessed is the distress that forces us to rest in our God. — Charles Spurgeon

Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. — Osho

... in Northern Ireland, if you don't have basic Christianity, rather than merely religion, all you get out of the experience of living is bitterness. — Bernadette Devlin

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. — Jan Peter Balkenende

Do not allow negative experiences to make you bitter. They should make you wiser, and with that wisdom you shall find joy. — Leon Brown

The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Don't be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you. — Robert Kiyosaki

There are three ways of learning golf: by study, which is the most wearisome; by imitation, which is the most fallacious; and by experience, which is the most bitter. — Robert Browning

What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse. — Henry Miller

It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty. — Gordon Allport

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More Bad Experience Quotes

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Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow. — Kurt Vonnegut

The Universe doesn’t make mistakes. Everything is happening just as it should. It’s only our perception of difficulties that causes us the distress and the difficulty we experience. Not only that, but when we label events as ‘bad,' we fail to perceive the benefit that is waiting for us. — Chris Prentiss

What do you know about me, given that I believe in secrecy? ... If I stick where I am, if I don't travel around, like anyone else I make my inner journeys that I can only measure by my emotions, and express very obliquely and circuitously in what I write. ... Arguments from one's own privileged experience are bad and reactionary arguments. — Gilles Deleuze

Life is a daily cleansing. Negativity must be washed away, if you wish to attract positive experiences to your life. — Leon Brown

I no longer scramble blindly through hardship. I no longer emerge from a bad time feeling relieved just to have survived. Instead of despairing, I try to find the lesson within the experience. — Halle Berry

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself — Martin Luther

From my own experience I can say that a bad back makes you hike slower, stove-up knees keep you from wading confidently, tendinitis of the elbows buggers your casting, and a dose of giardia can send you dashing to the bushes fifteen times in an afternoon, but although none of this is fun, it's discernibly better than not fishing. — John Gierach

If you never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You have to experience life to understand life. — Leon Brown

Sometimes you can learn, even from a bad experience. By coping you become stronger. The pain does not go away, but it becomes manageable. — Somaly Mam

It is fine to commiserate with a man about his bad experience with a previous partner, but the instant he uses her as an excuse to mistreat you, stop believing anything he tells you about that relationship and instead recognize it as a sign that he has problems with relating to women. — Lundy Bancroft

Our bad memories and our bad experiences are what make us who we are and what make us grow and allow us to learn, if we choose to see the lessons in those experiences. — Elijah Wood

At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure - after 'Bad Girls,' nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with 'Off The Wall.' — Rob Sheffield

You see, you learn from all your bad experiences, so they're really positive. It's all part of the cosmic knowing. — Nina Hagen

Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to. — Ezra Taft Benson

The subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature. This accounts for the strange phenomenon which so many millions of people experience, referred to as "misfortune" or "bad luck." — Napoleon Hill

I think the main thing is trying to be fair, sometimes there has to be a little bit of discipline, maybe even punishment involved in trying to make your child understand, learn from bad experiences and make sure they don't happen again. — Archie Manning

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication. — Cyril Connolly

Oh you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you. Oh how harshly was I flung back by the doubly sad experience of my bad hearing. — Ludwig van Beethoven

The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad. — Bruce Springsteen

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