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Mistake Quotes

May you find encouragement in these quotes about Mistakes.

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Live-By Fear

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

 

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

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

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

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Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

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

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

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

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

They all went into the bar business.
Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the
merchandise and it set them back,
set us all back.
Well, them more than I. - Frank McCourt

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

Thongs don't show.
With jeans, you're always going to get panty lines
and I think that's just a big mistake.
- Lexa Doig

People are first and foremost Republicans,
first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman,
and that is a mistake.
It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole.
- Peter Krause

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
- Morihei Ueshiba

I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
- Arthur Miller

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial,
but an indispensable experience, which entitles them
to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt

Make no mistake about it!
There is an organized movement against organized labor
and it's called the Bush Administration.
- Edward Kennedy

Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to
lose any war they cannot prevent.
- Ralph Peters

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake,
and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
- William J. Mayo

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
- Chuck Palahniuk

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen,
to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.
- Deborah Tannen

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
- Sigmund Freud

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not that you do wrong by design,
but that you should never do right by mistake.
- Junius

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first
impressions of people are really a big mistake.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times...
you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to
do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?
- Tom Berenger

I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope
that the fans forgive me.
- Rafael Palmeiro

It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding
of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience.
- Garrett Hardin

You have to risk failure to succeed.
The important thing is not to make one single mistake
that will jeopardize the future.
- An Wang

Sexual harassment law is very important.
But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment
law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
- Pauline Kael

You make a mistake, you keep going.
- Linda Gray

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away,
which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
- Fred Allen

One makes mistakes; that is life.
But it is never a mistake to have loved.
- Romain Rolland

Man is nature's sole mistake.
- William Gilbert

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
- Alexis Arguello

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

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.
- Dean Acheson

The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting
they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed.
- Claude Pepper

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake.
But that won't work in the new information culture,
in the digital world we live in today.
- Daniel Greenberg

We made only one real mistake.
And even then we were right.
- Ben Bradlee

Live all you can; it's a mistake not to.
It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular,
so long as you have your life.
If you haven't had that what have you had?
- Henry James

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be
the best one can do under the circumstances.
The real mistake is to stop trying.
- B. F. Skinner

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake
to make a habit out of it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end.
I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without
becoming defensive and unforgiving.
- Lisa Kudrow


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