Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterwards.
Experience is knowledge acquired too late.
Some people learn from their experiences, some people never recover from them.
Experience is what you have left when everything else is gone.
An optimist is someone without much experience.
Some people speak from experience. Some people, from experience, don't speak.
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it the second time.
Experience is something you have plenty of when you're too old to get the job.
Submitted by John (a co-worker)