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Blunders Quotes

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Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.
- John Morley

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
- Maria Edgeworth

 

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
- Archibald Alexander

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
- Winston Churchill

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war,
because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
- Allan Massie

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Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
- A. J. P. Taylor

They say President Wilson has blundered.
Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
- Thomas A. Edison

The best men of the best epochs are simply those who
make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.
- Thomas Huxley

I'm more financially successful, but it just means
the shopping blunders I make are bigger now.
- Cathy Guisewite

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes
that fill the history books,
all the political blunders, all the failures of the
great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
- Moliere

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
- Carolyn Wells

My great crime in the world is blunder I will get into
scrapes without intention or any bad motive.
- Stand Watie

Support a compatriot against a native,
however the former may blunder or plunder.
- Richard Francis Burton

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -
and dull fantasy at that,
as the real world is strange and wonderful.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us,
and only for those who were willing to fail are the
dangers and splendors of life.
- Carl Sandburg

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience,
the temptation to blunder is minimized,
but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful
as appraisal of the appraiser.
- Marianne Moore

Grief is the agony of an instant.
The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle,
Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or
an absurdity he has committed,
than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
- Joseph Addison

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities.
We should use the opportunities it offers to correct
past mistakes not to blunder anew.
- Ibrahim Babangida

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book:
the prank of a page-
boy,
the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk -
they are all part of the curriculum.
- Michel de Montaigne

We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down
the tree in order to reach its fruit;
but the same blunder is made by every person who is
over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
- William Ellery Channing

Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his.
Hardly another character in the world's record has
made so little of its opportunities.
His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world;
the New World is his monument.
- Justin Winsor

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime.
No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it.
It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such.
A poor man is despised the whole world over.
- Jerome K. Jerome

A failure is a man who has blundered,
but is not able to cash in the experience.
- Elbert Hubbard

There were times when I blundered and got the dreaded look from the lads.
But that was a good sign.
It showed I'd attempted something I'd not tried before.
- John Bonham

Nothing stands out so conspicuously,
or remains so firmly fixed in the memory,
as something which you have blundered.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods,
and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.
- Mary Austin

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment
some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear.
- J. B. Morton

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

It's true that I have spoken about doing a book before,
but then everyone you speak to is planning to write a book.
- Dylan Moran

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind
will stop thinking about things that I stress about.
- Britney Spears

I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures -
I do my best with that format.
- Dick Bruna

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book.
She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard,
very cynical.
I could never have pulled it off.
- Kristin Davis

I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.
- Ruben Blades

When I went on to write my next book,
Working With Emotional Intelligence,
I wanted to make a business case that the best performers
were those people strong in these skills.
- Daniel Goleman


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