Experience keeps a dear school, yet Fools will learn in no other.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist, philosopher
Poor Richard’s Almanack (Dec 1743)
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Franklin quotes Poor Richard as well in The Way to Wealth (1758).

More discussion of this quotation, and an image of the original page: Experience Keeps a Dear School; Yet Fools Will Learn In No Other – Quote Investigator.
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