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

Author: Harold S. Geneen (1910)

Profession: American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

Author: J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

Profession: American Oil Tycoon, Billionaire

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.

Author: Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945)

Profession: American Novelist

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.

Author: Gail Godwin


Oh, how bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

Author: Wilfred T. Grenfell


Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way.

Author: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

Experience is the extract of suffering.

Author: Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875)

Profession: British Historian, Novelist, Essayist

In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Author: Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

Profession: American Orator, Patriot

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.

Author: Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Profession: American Actress, Dancer, Model

The fool knows after he's suffered.

Author: Hesiod

Profession: Greek Poet

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

Experience teaches only the teachable.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author