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Mistake Quotes

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
- Robert Fripp

Our motto is whenever you make a mistake,
do it twice.
- Neil Finn

So many of today's programs are about trophies and jackets,
and we think that's a big mistake.
- Bobby Orr

I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake,
you're not going to make much progress.
- Maurice Wilkins

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

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

Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success.
They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in
case those who fail feel worthless.
- Kenneth Baker

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

Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him
and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
- Eric Hoffer

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

I am being frank about myself in this book.
I tell of my first mistake on page 850.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Most discussions of decision making assume that only
senior executives make decisions or that only senior
executives' decisions matter.
This is a dangerous mistake.
- Peter Drucker

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

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying
to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
- Malcolm Forbes

I've got to keep breathing.
It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
- Steve Martin

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of
a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
- Jonathan Swift

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

The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'.
- John Ashcroft

I don't support abortion.
I could never participate in one.
But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.
- Jesse Ventura

Take all that is given whether wealth,
love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with
good digestion all can be turned to health.
- George Herbert

The great mistake these people make is that they go
to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians
before securing their physical.
- George Crook

And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church -
and people in Church history -
and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake.
- Walter Martin

I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake.
- Pierre Laval

Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent,
they will either eventually sign a contract that suits
the label or they will be destroyed.
- Steve Albini

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

But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong,
because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously,
it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it.
- Peter Hook

I think the idea that you can go this alone is -
was a huge mistake.
And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms
of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
- Michael Chertoff

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

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
- Douglas Adams

Experience is that marvelous thing that enable you
to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose
of fiscal conservatism in Washington,
D.C.
- Kristi Noem

There is nothing final about a mistake,
except its being taken as final.
- Phyllis Bottome

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -
to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
- H. L. Mencken

I really don't think anything I do is a mistake.
It could be if I didn't learn from it.
- Fiona Apple

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

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel
does to a certain circumstance.
And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance
just because Israel did not act on it.
- Bashar al-Assad

Man is a question; woman is an answer.
The mistake women make today is to offer themselves
as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin

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

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language,
as if movies were literature.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The mistake that was made was, of course,
leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there.
- John Dingell


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