Quotes about Experience

"All that I know I learned after I was thirty."

Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman, physician, and journalist. He served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. For nearly the final year of World War I he led France, and was one of the major voices behind the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference in the aftermath of the war.


"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival.


"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."

Ralph Fulsom Marston (-) was a professional football player who spent a season in the National Football League with the Boston Bulldogs in 1929. He is now best known for his regularly updated Twitter account.


"Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"I think we are a product of all our experiences."

Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill (born March 16, 1933) is an American banker, financier and philanthropist. He is a former chief executive officer and chairman of Citigroup Inc.


"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires."

- (-) Dear Abby is the name of the notable advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under the pen name Abigail Van Buren


"Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience."

Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. (November 18, 1874–December 28, 1935) was an American author.


"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."

Samuel Butler (Dec. 4, 1835, Nottinghamshire - June 18, 1902, London) British novelist, essayist, and critic. Descended from distinguished clergymen, he grappled for many years with Christianity and evolution, first embracing, then rejecting, Charles Darwin's theories in his writings.


"What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print."

Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance.


"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them."

Tom Krause (born July 5, 1934) is a Finnish operatic baritone particularly associated with Mozart roles.