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Perseverance - Experience & Learning

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Perseverance
a barber learns to shave by shaving fools
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used to emphasize the importance of practice and experience in developing expertise, and the value of learning from mistakes
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bought wit is the best wit
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used to imply that knowledge or wisdom gained through education or experience is more valuable than innate intelligence or natural ability
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the child is the father of the man
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used to imply that the experiences and influences of childhood shape a person's adult identity, emphasizing the importance of early childhood development in shaping a person's future
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the man / he / one who has once been bitten by a snake, fears every piece of rope
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used to suggest that past experiences can influence a person's future behavior and attitudes, and that negative experiences can lead to unnecessary fear or caution
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there is always a first time
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used to emphasize the idea that everyone starts from a point of inexperience before gaining knowledge or mastery in a certain area
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to know the road ahead, ask those (who are) coming back
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used to suggest that learning from the experiences of others can be valuable in navigating new or unfamiliar situations
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travel broadens the mind
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used to suggest that exposure to diverse people, ideas, and experiences can enhance a person's knowledge, empathy, and overall worldview
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years know way / much more than books (alone)
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used to imply that experience gained over time and through life's challenges and lessons can be more valuable than knowledge gained solely from books or formal education
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you cannot put an old head on young shoulders
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used to suggest that wisdom and maturity come with age and experience, and that they cannot be easily taught or forced onto someone who is young and inexperienced
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an old dog barks not in vain
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used to emphasize the importance of valuing the knowledge and experience of older individuals, as they often have valuable insights and reasons for their actions
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an old dog for a hard road
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used to imply that an experienced and seasoned individual is better suited to handle challenging or difficult situations than a younger or less experienced person
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experience is (always) the best teacher
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used to emphasize the value of learning through personal experience, which is often more effective than theoretical or academic knowledge
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experience is the father / mother of wisdom
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used to imply that practical experience and learning from past mistakes is a valuable source of knowledge and understanding
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experience is (deemed as) the mistress of fools
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used to imply that foolish individuals tend to learn from their own mistakes rather than heeding the advice or experiences of others
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experience is the teacher of fools
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used to imply that some people may be unwilling or unable to learn from the advice of others and may only learn important lessons through personal experience and making mistakes
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tell me and I will forget, show me, and I may not remember, involve me and I will understand
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used to emphasize the importance of active learning in contrast to simply being told or shown
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only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches
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used to imply that only the person who is directly experiencing a particular problem or difficulty can fully understand the extent of their discomfort or pain
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they that live (the) longest see (the) most
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used to imply that the longer people live, the more experiences and knowledge they gather, which can lead to a deeper understanding of life and the world around them
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learn to say before you sing
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used to imply that mastering the basics or fundamentals of a skill or subject is essential before attempting more advanced or complex aspects of it
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learning is the eye of the mind
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used to imply that education and continuous learning are essential for gaining knowledge, understanding, and expanding one's mental horizons
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experience without learning is far / way better than learning without experience
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used to imply that practical experience and hands-on learning are more significant and impactful than acquiring knowledge solely through theoretical or academic means
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when house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent
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used to imply that education and knowledge are the most important assets one can have, especially in difficult times when material possessions have been lost or no longer hold value
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