Mistakes Quotes

Best selected mistakes quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These mistakes quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. Denis Waitley

I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances. John Sculley

The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed, most successful men fail time and time again, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success. Michael Korda

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. Napoleon Hill

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius

Learn from your parents mistakes -- use birth control. Anonymous

No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life -- you win some and you lose some. Ken Keyes Jr.

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

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. Dr. Joyce Brothers

I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes. Billy Joel

An old error is always more popular than a new truth. German Proverb

Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own mistakes and that times change. Gina Shapira

It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it. Chuck Daly

Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

A man's errors are his portals of discovery. James Joyce

The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself. Anonymous

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -- after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Life would be dull without them. Oscar Wilde

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth. Walter Lippmann

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again. Vincent Van Gogh

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice. Akio Morita

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce

People who make money often make mistakes, and even have major setbacks, but they believe they will eventually prosper, and they see every setback as a lesson to be applied in their move towards success. Jerry Gillies

I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one. James Gordon Bennett

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. Orison Swett Marden

A man who never made a mistake, never made anything worth a darn. Anonymous

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them. Harold J. Smith

To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so. Georg C. Lichtenberg

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few. Philip Knight

There is no original truth, only original error. Gaston Bachelard

The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn. Peter Mcwilliams

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. Carl Jung

Error is discipline through which we advance. William Ellery Channing

It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn. John Bradshaw

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. Salvador Dali

It is necessary for you to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. Hyman G. Rickover

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. George Soros

I made a wrong mistake. Yogi Berra

I do not fear failure. I only fear the ''slowing up'' of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, ''Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?'' George S. Patton

It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task. Donald Rumsfeld

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities. Henry James

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors. Aldous Huxley

The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them. Kimon Nicolaides

Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Mary Baker Eddy

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth. Jeremy Taylor

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. Igor Stravinsky

No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone, As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life. Orison Swett Marden

Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

I love fools experiments. I am always making them. Charles Darwin

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Errand err again but less and less and less. Piet Hein

We can afford almost any mistake once. Lewis Lehr

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

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. Florence King

It is worse than a crime: it is a mistake. Joseph Fouche

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset. Paul J. Meyer

Truth is one, but error proliferates. Man tracks it down and cuts it up into little pieces hoping to turn it into grains of truth. But the ultimate atom will always essentially be an error, a miscalculation. Rene Daumal

If I had to live my life over again, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. Nadine Stair

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. Orlando A. Battista

There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate. Croesus

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. Franklin P. Jones

If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. Tallulah Bankhead

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. Friedrich Nietzsche

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. Henri Frederic Amiel

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths. Jean Rostand

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. Phyllis Therous

Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder. Paul J. Meyer

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. Anonymous

The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try. Peter F. Drucker

It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better. Jane Cahill Pfeiffer

Make the mistakes of yesterday your lessons for today. Anonymous

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. Mary Pickford

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake... Nelson Boswell

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes. John Wooden

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. Samuel Levenson

Lord, deliver me from the person who never makes a mistake, and also from the person who makes the same mistake twice. William James Mayo
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill

The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it. Henry David Thoreau

No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. Thomas Hobbes

Mistakes are stepping stones to success. Charles E. Popplestone

No man fails who does his best... Orison Swett Marden

We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes. Mickey Rivers

It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas. Anonymous

A man who cannot make mistakes cannot do anything. Bernard Magazine

Do not fear mistakes -- there are none. Miles Davis

A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to DO something. Anonymous

It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. Jessamyn West

Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind. Jean Rostand

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Theodore Roosevelt

To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas. Leo Burnett

There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake. Jonathan Swift

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it. Josh Jenkins

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. Oliver Cromwell

I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes. Sir Humphrey Davy

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. H. Stanley Judd

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately. Stephen R. Covey

We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something! Newt Gingrich

Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. Vilfredo Pareto

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't. Buckminster Fuller

Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means --one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies. George Eliot

A clever man commits no minor blunders. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. Pearl S. Buck

A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. Julius Robert Oppenheimer

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman. Doug Larson

It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error. Marcus T. Cicero

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes. Denis Waitley

The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all. Pomfret

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles

We are built to make mistakes, coded for error. Lewis Thomas
The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one. Elbert Hubbard

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. Henry Ford

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie

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

We don't make mistakes, we only have happy accidents. Anonymous

It is said that only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others. Anonymous

There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed. Bill Gates

Mistakes are a fact of life it is the response to error that counts. Nikki Giovanni

MISTAKES are the stepping stones that lead to future accomplishments. Anonymous

All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do. Arnold Bennett

A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope

That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one. Samuel Johnson

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with errors. Anonymous

I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. Tallulah Bankhead

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. Denis Waitley

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