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A collection of sayings and quotes by Pete Seeger on humor, fool, writing, singing, folk, peace, genius, simplicity, communism, poetry, activist and music.

13 Motivations Quotes By Pete Seeger That Will Remind You Of His Legacy

Quick Facts

Famous As: American singer

Born On: May 3, 1919

Died On: January 27, 2014

Born In: Manhattan

Founder / Co Founder: The Almanac Singers , The Weavers

Died At Age: 94

The legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger was also a songwriter, naturalist, and a peace activist. He was born to singers and was inclined towards music from an early age. After struggling through the initial years, he formed a folk group called the ‘Almanac Singers’ and came out with various albums in the next couple of years before the Second World War. They further re-formed and renamed themselves as ‘The Weavers’ to compose some major hits like ‘Goodnight, Irene’. He also wrote his most appreciated work titled ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’, which was one of his first anti-war verses. He wrote many hit songs which helped him enhance his reputation as a folk singer. His songs always touched some social issues which established his reputation as an activist. His significant contributions to the world of music brought him various renowned awards including multiple ‘Grammy Awards’ and a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by ‘Grammy Awards’. The below collection of Pete Seeger’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, songs, lyrics, verses, books and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotations by Pete Seeger.
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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.

Pete Seeger

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.

Pete Seeger

If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.

Pete Seeger

Participation - that's what's gonna save the human race.

Pete Seeger

The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in.

Pete Seeger

Come back to town. Bring your darn ukelele! We don't care anymore!

Pete Seeger

This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.

Pete Seeger

It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.

Pete Seeger

A good song reminds us what we're fighting for.

Pete Seeger

Education is what you get when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

Pete Seeger

The world will be solved by millions of small things.

Pete Seeger

Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.

Pete Seeger

The key to the future of the world, is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.

Pete Seeger