A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 04, 2017
“Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again”

"Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again” is a saying that has been printed on many images. It was printed in an Illinois newspaper on September 4, 1949, credited to “Korn Krib, Latham.”

“Experience is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again” was published in the Saturday Evening Post on September 17, 1949. The column was from popular columnist Franklin P. Jones (1908 - 1980).


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Franklin P. Jones (1908 - 1980) was a Philadelphia reporter, public relations executive and humorist. He wrote quips and quotes that entertained readers of major publications for years.

Mr. Jones was known nationally during the 1940s and 50s for his column “Put it this Way” in the Saturday Evening Post. “Put it this Way” set a record as the longest continuously published feature in the Saturday Evening Post.

He was an accomplished “paragrapher” - a writer who condenses humorous or thought provoking ideas into paragraph form. His quips and quotes were published (often anonymously) in numerous publications, including Reader’s Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Changing Times and Quote magazine.

4 September 1949, Decatur (IL) Sunday Herald and Review, pg. 24, col. 4 classified ad:
EXPERIENCE is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. Korn Krib, Latham.

Google Books
The Saturday Evening Post
Volume 222
September 17, 1949
Pg. 66:
Experience is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again.

26 October 1949, Decatur (IL) Herald, pg. 17, col. 4 classified ad:
EXPERIENCE is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again. Korn Krib, Latham.

7 November 1949, Oakland (CA) Tribune, “The Jester,” pg. 20, col. 7:
PHILOS-O-GRAM
Experience is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again.—Saturday Evening Post.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
15 January 1950, Albany (NY) Sunday Times-Union, Pictorial Review, pg. D-6, col. 1:
Experience is a wonderful thing— it enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again.
Lincoln U. Clarion

23 March 1951, Binghamton (NY) Press, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 8:
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

23 March 1951, Asheville (NC) Citizen, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 8:
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

15 June 1952, The State-Journal (Lansing, MI), “The Whatnot Shelf” by Martha Harris, sec. 3, pg. 33, col. 2:
“Experience is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again.” Thank you, Franklin P. Jones—I know exactly what you mean!

29 May 1959, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Today’s CHUCKLE,” pg. 1, col. 8:
Experience is a wonderful thing. It helps you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Google Books
February 1970, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 84, col. 2:
Daffynishion: Experience—The wonderful knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.—Glenn Hoit, Piedmont, Calif.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Experience is that wonderful thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

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