65 Lessons Learned Quotes On Success In Life

These lessons learned quotes will inspire you. Lessons learned or lessons learned are experiences distilled from past activities that should be actively taken into account in future actions and behaviors.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lessons learned quotes, lessons learned sayings, and lessons learned proverbs.

Best Lessons Learned Quotes

  1. “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  2. “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
  3. “I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present than understanding the lessons learned from those who have come before us.” ~ Charlie Gonzalez
  4. “Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  5. “Lessons that come easy are not lessons at all. They are gracious acts of luck. Yet lessons learned the hard way are lessons never forgotten.” ~ Don Williams
  6. “It’s always about focusing not on the mistakes but on the lessons learned from them.” ~ John Wooden
  7. “A lot of people talk about life. Some love it. Some disparage it. And a few realize that life can be what you make it because they have learned from past experiences. Lessons learned from these experiences have often contributed greatly toward seeing the possibilities in what some people call “the game of life.” When we’ve “been there” and “done that,” we can have as good of an idea of what we don’t want as what we do want. Experience is certainly an excellent teacher!” ~ John Templeton , Lessons learned quotes in life
  8. “Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.” ~ Twyla Tharp

  9. “The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin , Lessons learned quotes on love
  10. “First lesson learned: Knowing doesn’t hold a candle to doing.” ~ A.M. Jenkins
  11. “Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.” ~ Erykah Badu
  12. “A lesson learned at the muzzle has the virtue of never being forgotten.” ~ George Horace Lorimer

  13. “With every case from years ago there should be lessons learned.” ~ Jeh Johnson
  14. “Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.” ~ Barbara Rose
  15. “History teaches, perhaps, very few clear lessons. But surely one such lesson learned by the world at great cost is that aggression, unopposed, becomes a contagious disease.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  16. “I will not lose, for even in defeat/There’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me” ~ Jay-Z

  17. “All the lessons learned, unlearned; The young, who learned to read, now blind, Their eyes with an archaic film; The peasant relapses to a stumbling tune, Following the donkey’s bray; These only remember to forget. But somewhere some word presses, On the high door of a skull and in some corner, Of an irrefrangible eye, Some old man memory jumps to a child – Spark from the days of energy. And the child hoards it like a bitter toy.” ~ Stephen Spender
  18. “Being a writer is an endless study in human transition and lessons learned or forgotten or misapplied.” ~ Sloane Crosley
  19. “The only reason that we humans and all creatures have made it thus far is because of the lessons learned consciously and unconsciously through the challenges we have been through.” ~ Bryan Kest
  20. “Even bad decisions usually result in good lessons learned.” ~ Cynthia Addai-Robinson

  21. “Once you accept that perfection is just a goal, screwing up isn’t so hard to handle. Each misstep is still a step, another lesson learned, another opportunity to get it right the next time.” ~ Nick Vujicic
  22. “Few things under heaven bring more benefit than the lessons learned from silence and the actions taken without striving.” ~ Laozi
  23. “Lessons learned are like bridges burned you only need to cross them but once. Is the knowledge gained worth the price of the pain, are the spoils worth the cost of the hunt?” ~ Dan Fogelberg
  24. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  25. “He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” ~ John Dryden

  26. “If there is one lesson that I have learned during my life as an analyst, it is the lesson that what my patients tell me is likely to be true – that many times when I believed that I was right and my patients were wrong, it turned out, though often only after a prolonged search, that my rightness was superficial whereas their rightness was profound.” ~ Heinz Kohut
  27. “Take and chance and don’t ever look back. Never have regrets, just lessons learned.” ~ Kim Kardashian
  28. “I long for the simplicity of theatre. I want lessons learned, comeuppances delivered, people sorted out, all before your bladder gets distractingly full. That’s what I want. What I know is what we all know, whether we’ll admit it or not: every attempt to impose the roundness of a well-made play on reality produces a disaster. Life just isn’t so, nor will it be made so.” ~ John M. Ford
  29. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ~ John Wooden

  30. “State propaganda, when supported by the educated classes and when no deviation is permitted from it, can have a big effect. It was a lesson learned by Hitler and many others, and it has been pursued to this day.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  31. “This year has been full of lessons learned and soul searching and realizing I’m an adult. It’s time to take responsibility and not take the easy way out.” ~ Nicole Richie
  32. “Lesson learned? When people say, “You really, really must” do something, it means you don’t really have to. No one ever says, “You really, really must deliver the baby during labor.” When it’s true, it doesn’t need to be said.” ~ Tina Fey
  33. “The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave” ~ Aravind Adiga

  34. “Yes I was burned but I called it a lesson learned. Mistake overturned so I call it a lesson learned. My soul has returned so I call it a lesson learned…another lesson learned” ~ Alicia Keys , Lessons learned quotes from mistakes
  35. “If you let him go and he doesn’t come back to you, he wasn’t yours to begin with. It’s a lesson learned in first grade” ~ Simone Elkeles
  36. “The cars that our children and grandchildren will be driving in the future will be greener as a result of high-tech lessons learned.” ~ Ron Dennis
  37. “It was an old lesson learned by governments: that war solves problems of control.” ~ Howard Zinn

  38. “We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.” ~ Charlie Dent
  39. “I believe that God will help us to forget things, the memory of which would do us harm, or rather that He will enable us to remember only so much of them as will be for our good, and we, ourselves, not emotionally overwhelmed. The pain endured. The lesson learned. Let it now be forgotten! Face the future with courage, cheerfulness, and hope. Give God the chance and He will make you forget all that it would be harmful to remember.” ~ Bill Vaughan
  40. “We didn’t do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U.S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long-haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare.” ~ Alexander Haig
  41. “The more you read, the more things you will know.” ~ Dr. Seuss

  42. “Among the lessons learned in my lifetime is the ease with which corruption can enter high places in the mask of friendship. Sometimes the recipient is not aware of the barbed hook under the gift; often, he who gives may not know but be the unwitting agent of a craftier mind.” ~ Carlos P. Romulo , Lessons learned quotes about friends
  43. “Evaluate every performance on stage presence, concentration, delivery, material, and lessons learned.” ~ Franklyn Ajaye
  44. “I didn’t want to give up my Illinois driver’s license and was unaware that was a crime. It is, by the way, in the state of California. Lesson learned. I technically broke a law, so technically I deserve whatever I get.” ~ Patrick Stump
  45. “Lesson learned: If a guy tells you you’re his second choice, don’t make him your first.” ~ Kate Madison

  46. “The lessons learned on a pure practical production standpoint were immense. It instilled a faith that you can accomplish what you want if you just believe and stick together and continue to work at it. In that sense, it gives me the confidence to go into the next project with the belief that we can do it. This was an experiment in whether you can find a film without a singular conceit.” ~ Sam Pressman
  47. “One time I didn’t leave my hotel room for four days, I was so stuck in my head. But now, with maturity and age, I’ve realized that winning isn’t everything. It’s very much about the journey, particularly in my sport. There are so many people on my team, and I’ve got to be conscious of them. So while winning is definitely the ultimate goal, the lessons learned when I don’t win only strengthen me.” ~ Lewis Hamilton
  48. “I spent an incredible amount of time during my teaching career serving on committees. I now regard the lion’s share of the time spent in committee work as having been wasted. One of the great lessons learned by those who achieve is how to manage time.” ~ John E Ferling , Lessons learned quotes about work
  49. “The winner’s margin of victory also matters. If it’s a squeaker, that will make the lessons learned for both parties much murkier.” ~ Mara Liasson

  50. “Throughout my career, I have benefitted from the experience and counsel of a wide range of people who took a very personal interest in me. As a result, I am always happy to share lessons learned from my journey with others. I am particularly passionate about mentoring young black girls. While we are a very diverse group, there is a special bond that connects us to each other. When I work with them, I see them in me and I believe they see me in them. By coming together, we are able to show the world the power and the promise of black girls.” ~ Laurel J. Richie
  51. “There’s a lot of important issues being brought to the world about America’s role in proliferating weapons, about the lack of responsibility of anyone in authority in this country, you have the torture program, that NSA surveillance is Edward Snowden’s fault, just like proliferation of weapons is these kids’ fault. It’s ridiculous, there’s never any consequences, there’s never any lessons learned.” ~ Guy Lawson
  52. “The lessons learned in journalism also apply. Writing for NPR has taught me to cut a piece in half and then in half again – without losing the essence. Apply that to the swollen prose of a bulky novel and you might reveal a beautiful work.” ~ Julianna Baggott
  53. “Lesson learned: Don’t ever put a guy up on a pedestal. It’s too easy for him to tip over and fall off.” ~ Kate Madison

  54. “Good intentions but bad results; bad results but lessons learned. There is a dark corner on every task beautiful and a beautiful corner on every task dark.” ~ Criss Jami
  55. “It was a huge deal, a huge musical discovery that became life lessons learned. You can’t return from having an experience like that. The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.” ~ Ben Harper
  56. “Let me get this straight. A mentally ill madman goes on a shooting spree to assassinate a United States Congressperson… and the lesson learned by liberals is that guns must be taken away from law-abiding citizens? Really? What’s the connection between a mentally ill nutcase and perfectly sane, responsible people? There is none.” ~ Wayne Allyn Root
  57. “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” ~ Eartha Kitt

  58. “The reason the United States is not so likely to invade Iran is precisely because of the lessons learned from Iraq. And conversely, the Iranian push towards nuclear capability is calculated to deter invasions like the kind deposing Saddam Husain.” ~ Steven Pinker
  59. “It doesn’t matter how many years go by, how much therapy I embark on, how much I try to achieve that elusive thing known as perspective, which is supposed to put all past wrongs into their rightful and diminished place, that happy place where all the talk is of lessons learned and inner peace. No one will ever understand the potency of my memories, which are so solid and vivid that I don’t need a psychiatrist to tell me they are driving me crazy. My subconscious has not buried them, my superego has not restrained them. They are front and center, they are going on right now.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
  60. “If we use resources productively and take to heart the lessons learned from coping with the energy crisis, we face a future confronted only, as Pogo, once said, by insurmountable opportunities. The many crises facing us should be seen, then, not as threats, but as chances to remake the future so it serves all beings.” ~ Hunter Lovins
  61. “I’m grateful for every scar, some pages turned, some bridges burned, but there were lessons learned” ~ Carrie Underwood

  62. “I’m a professor – there should be some lessons learned – and how you can use the stuff you hear today to enable your dreams or enable the dreams of others. And as you get older you may find that enabling-the-dreams-of-others thing is even more fun.” ~ Randy Pausch
  63. “Every woman should have a daughter to tell her stories to. Otherwise, the lessons learned are as useless as spare buttons from a discarded shirt. And all that is left is a fading name and the shape of a nose or the color of hair. The men who write the history books will tell you the stories of battles and conquests. But the women will tell you the stories of people’s hearts.” ~ Karen White
  64. “But he’s never been interested in me, and the last time I made a move on him, Caillen almost tore my arm out of its socket. Lesson learned. Syn off-limits. (Kasen)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  65. “Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.” ~ Henry Ford

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