failure teaches you more than success
/fˈeɪlɪɹ tˈiːtʃᵻz juː mˈoːɹ ðɐn səksˈɛs/
used to suggest that failures and setbacks offer opportunities for learning and growth that are often more valuable than those presented by success
wise men learn by other's harm
/wˈaɪz mˈɛn lˈɜːn baɪ ˈʌðɚz hˈɑːɹm/
used to imply that wise individuals can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid similar situations, rather than experiencing the negative consequences themselves
fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
/fˈuːl mˌiː wˈʌns ʃˈeɪm ˈɑːn juː fˈuːl mˌiː twˈaɪs ʃˈeɪm ˈɑːn mˌiː/
used to imply that it is important to learn from one's mistakes and to be cautious and skeptical when dealing with people or situations that have previously caused harm or disappointment
the past is a guidepost, not a hitching post
/ðə pˈæst ɪz ɐ ɡˈaɪdpoʊst nˌɑːɾə hˈɪtʃɪŋ pˈoʊst/
used to emphasize the importance of learning from the past without being weighed down by it, and of using our experiences to create a better future
it is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait
/ɪt ɪz ɐ sˈɪli fˈɪʃ ðæt ɪz kˈɔːt twˈaɪs wɪððə sˈeɪm bˈeɪt/
used to imply that it is foolish to fall for the same trick or deception twice, emphasizing the importance of learning from past mistakes to avoid being fooled again
once bitten, twice shy
/wˈʌns bˈɪʔn̩ twˈaɪs ʃˈaɪ/
used for saying that after experiencing a negative or painful event, individuals become more cautious and wary in similar situations
live and learn
/lˈaɪv ænd lˈɜːn/
used to imply that making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process, and that one should not be discouraged by failure but instead use it as an opportunity for growth and improvement
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