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The 20 Best Quotes on Experience

We all talk about the value of having experience in our lives to be either more successful or happy. Throughout the ages, smart people have stated this fact in pithy quotes, and I have listed the top twenty here.
 
“When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with the experience gets the money, and the man with the money gets the experience.”
--William S. Knudsen

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
--Harold Geneen

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
--Albert Einstein

“Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.”
--Oscar Wilde

“Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.”
--Rita Mae Brown

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
--Albert Camus

“Everyone in your life gives you something. The bad ones give you experience, the worst ones a lesson; the good ones give you memories, the best ones, joy.”
--Jeffrey Fry

“Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.”
--Aldous Huxley

“Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.”
--Belgian Proverb

“Experience is what you get when you do not get what you want.”
--Dan Stanford

“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.”
--Elbert Hubbard

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”
--Oscar Wilde

“Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience; unless they are still up.”
--Ellen Goodman

“The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.”
--Alfred Stieglitz

“It is not age but experience that brings wisdom.”
--Jeffrey Fry

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”
--Khalil Gibran

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
--Emily Dickinson

“Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.”
--Steven Wright

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
--Mark Twain

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.”
--Helen Keller

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