Experience. It can drive us crazy. When we’re first starting out in our careers, we find that employers all want you to have experience but so few are willing to give it to you. And so, we chase it. We take jobs and projects that are less than, should we say, ideal, just so we can say we have experience. And as time goes on and we’ve become the ‘experts’ we always longed to be, we find that term experience haunting us again. We’re respected, sure. But there’s no denying that the term ‘experienced’ is often thrown our way as a euphemism for ‘old’. Ugh.
These quotes serve to remind us that, no matter how it comes to you or how the term is used, it’s important to remember that experience, along with a positive attitude, is as essential to our lives as air.
An M.B.A’s first shock could be the realization that companies require experience before they hire a chief executive officer.
– Robert Half
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.
– Pete Seeger
Everything I experience influences everything I do.
– Mandy Patinkin
Experience is that marvelous thing that enable you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
– Franklin P. Jones
Experience isn’t interesting until it begins to repeat itself, in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
– Elizabeth Bowen
I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge.
– Kristin Scott Thomas
I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.
– Peter De Vries
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
– Harold Geneen
Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
– Clarence Day
Life experience is not something to be denied, but to be celebrated.
– Madeleine M. Kunin
Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?
– Steve Lohr
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
– George Henry Lewes
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.
– Max Frisch
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
– Muhammad Ali
The more you are blessed with experience, the fuller and the more enriched you are in your craft.
– Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The only source of knowledge is experience.
– Albert Einstein
You take all the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.
– Henry Ford
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