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Quotations about Mistakes


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The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927


Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~Sophia Loren


It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~Ornette Coleman


I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~John Peel


Never say, "oops." Always say, "Ah, interesting." ~Author Unknown


If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake. ~F. Wikzek


While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. ~Henry C. Link


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr


A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Alexander Pope, in Swift, Miscellanies


That's not serious, it's just human. ~Jerry Kopke


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~John Powell


The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps


Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. ~Weston H. Agor


Doing one fool thing after another is not so terrible when you consider the human proclivity to do several fool things at once. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. ~Eli Siegel


One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense. ~Henry David Thoreau


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette


Unto those Three Things which the Ancients held impossible, there should be added this Fourth, to find a Book Printed without erratas. ~Alfonso de Cartagena


As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. ~Mel Brooks


Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties. ~Author Unknown


When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature! ~Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick


Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player. ~Author Unknown


Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. ~Henry S. Haskins


Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil. ~Martin F. Tupper


When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. ~Dan Heist


Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it is the definition of progress. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights


The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes. ~Aubrey Menen


If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916


A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~James Joyce, Ulysses


Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one. ~Author Unknown


Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion. ~Francis Bacon


Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason


Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. ~Sydney Smith


In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. ~Bill Vaughan


From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~Syrus


It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own. ~Jessamyn West



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