What does Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other mean [Solved]

As its used here, dear is an archaic term for expensive. So: learning things by experience will be costly (literally or figuratively), but there isnt any other way for a fool to learn their lesson. The implication is that, if one is wise, he/she would attend to what others try to teach them and thereby avoid making similar mistakes.

Found this on Wikipedia, it sums it up quite nicely.
Only the foolish learn from experience the wise learn from the experience of others. Romanian Proverb.
(Fools go out, make their own mistakes and learn from them. Smart people learn from others mistakes.)

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. Benjamin Franklin
(Fools dont learn in school from textbooks or teachers. Fools learn from their own mistakes. They cant learn this in a school classroom.) A fool will only learn from his personal experiences

As its used here, dear is an archaic term for expensive. So: learning things by experience will be costly (literally or figuratively), but there isnt any other way for a fool to learn their lesson. The implication is that, if one is wise, he/she would attend to what others try to teach them and thereby avoid making similar mistakes.

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