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Mistaken Quotes

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Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also
buy the time to read them in:
but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for
the appropriation of their contents.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed,
which was very, very good.
- Bill Nighy

Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
- Donald Trump

 

The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
- George McGovern

The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine
of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
- Marshall McLuhan

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
- Thomas Browne

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I also had a mistaken attitude towards certain comrades.
- Bela Kun

Poe is the only impeccable writer.
He was never mistaken.
- Paul Valery

Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
- Ambrose Bierce

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
- Kin Hubbard

I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers
here to understand that we are for peace,
and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies.
- Black Kettle

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom,
if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg

I only came to serve you, and if you think otherwise,
I must let you know that you are mistaken.
- Jonathan Wild

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain,
I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing,
that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
- Nicolas Malebranche

My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.
- Gary Oldman

I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one,
because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the
suffrage will be granted to women.
- John Bright

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
- Otto von Bismarck

To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
- Ambrose Bierce

Unfortunately, I've never been mistaken as Johnny Depp.
- Gilbert Gottfried

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

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise
of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
- Edmund Burke

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that,
in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella
over a duck in a shower of rain.
- Douglas William Jerrold

We gave up some of our country to the white men,
thinking that then we could have peace.
We were mistaken.
The white man would not let us alone.
- Chief Joseph

No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be,
the experience and knowledge gained by trying them
out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned!
How sure to be mistaken!
- Jane Austen

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure;
seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised,
or a little mistaken.
- Jane Austen

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics,
as well as in religion.
By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
- Junius

Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
- Barbara Stanwyck

I chose and my world was shaken.
So what? The choice may have been mistaken;
the choosing was not.
You have to move on.
- Stephen Sondheim

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
- Claude Debussy

There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds.
I had a moustache and so did he.
But he was the number one star in the world,
so there wasn't really much confusion.
- Tom Selleck

We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was economic poverty.
No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating,
loving peace.
- Thomas R. Kelly

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too,
if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to
serve it as long as there are men.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications,
it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that
high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud.
- Harry A. Blackmun

It will never be mistaken for a high school gymnasium
or a meeting room in a Midwestern motel.
- Donal Henahan

I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone.
- Sal Mineo

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging,
narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken
for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
- Warren Beatty

If I'm not mistaken, I think Data was the comic relief on the show.
- Brent Spiner

So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words,
I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
- George Berkeley

The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue
and from disillusionment with the Allies!
The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end.
Do not be mistaken.
The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
- Alexander Kerensky

The belief may be too often mistaken,
but the illusion of coming into direct contact with
the past is intoxicating and persuasive,
and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction.
Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
- Charles Rosen

If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master,
we may and even will often be correct;
if we believe,
however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken,
we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
- Franz Grillparzer

There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world
which is the totality of mathematical truths,
to which we have access only with our mind,
just as a world of physical reality exists,
the one like the other independent of ourselves,
both of divine creation.
- Charles Hermite

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort
is going to give a journalist any protection -
on the contrary,
journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel
are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.
- Kate Adie

That though we are certain of many things,
yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility,
there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken
in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.
- Joseph Glanvill

And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke
it off because of sexuality,
you couldn't be more mistaken.
And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had
anything to do with me marrying a man,
forget it.
- Anne Heche

Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition,
but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that
this is an era of particularly momentous change,
rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
- Emily Greene Balch

I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there;
but I think it pretty evident that there is a very
free communication between that country and this body,
and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish
medium by which that communication is kept up.
- Benjamin F. Wade

In the past there were various suggestions in the framework
of financial and other agreements to benefit with Iran.
But Iran interpreted those suggestions in a mistaken
way and deceived the international community.
- Moshe Katsav

I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really -
perhaps because I'm good at languages -
of being able in both Italy and France to become someone
else through my fluency in the language.
- Harry Mathews

But people who think they can project themselves into
deafness are mistaken because you can't.
And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's
whole life is like I even mean just realizing what
it is like for an instant.
- Richard Masur

I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be
ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes.
I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken.
This is the principal of the liberal society.
- Rocco Buttiglione

My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign.
I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening,
under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science,
with new, ingenious devices and techniques,
can rescue us from the troubles we face without our
having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity.
This is not so.
- Henry W. Kendall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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