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Quotations: Mistakes

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

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

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

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr

It's human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
Dr. David Burns

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Confucius

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Confucius

It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.
Joseph Conrad

My brethren, by the bowels of Christ I beseech you, bethink you that you may be mistaken.
Oliver Cromwell

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

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
Russell H. Ewing

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

No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.
Donald Foster

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to errors that counts.
Nikki Giovanni

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Cullen Hightower

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.
Fred Hoyle

You've always made the mistake of being yourself.
Eugene Ionesco

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

You're not the only one who's made mistakes, but they're the only things that you can truly call your own.
Billy Joel

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

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

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
Ann Landers

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

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

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
James Russell Lowell

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
Garry Marshall

I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
W. Somerset Maugham

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

Late to bed and late to wake will keep you long on money and short on mistakes.
Aaron McGruder

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
Peter McWilliams

Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
Peter McWilliams

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Our mistakes don't make or break us - if we're lucky, they simply reveal who we really are, what we're really made of.
Donn Moomaw

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
Jim Morrison

He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes
Spanish Proverb

Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns
Mitch Ratcliffe

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Joan Rivers

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
Anthony Robbins

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

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Swami Sivananda

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

Once you have missed the first buttonhole you'll never manage to button up.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
Denis Waitley

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
William Arthur Ward

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
Bill Watterson

There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake.
Arthur Wellesley

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
Wolfdyke

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes'.
Steven Wright

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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