Quotes About Mistakes

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Mistakes

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

~Albert Einstein


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

~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book

 Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them



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

~Sophia Loren


It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.

~Ornette Coleman


Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

~L.M. Montgomery


I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.

~John Peel


Never say, “oops.” Always say, “Ah, interesting.”

~Author Unknown


be not ashamed of mistakes and this make them crimes


If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

~F. Wikzek


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

~Mahatma Gandhi


While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

~Henry C. Link


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.

~Niels Bohr


A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

~Alexander Pope


When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

~Paulo Coelho, Brida


Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.


That’s not serious, it’s just human.

~Jerry Kopke


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

~John Powell


Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

~Napoléon Bonaparte


The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

~Edward Phelps


Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.

~Weston H. Agor


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


Doing one fool thing after another is not so terrible when you consider the human proclivity to do several fool things at once.

~Robert Brault


If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.

~Eli Siegel


Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

~Salvador Dalí


One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense.

~Henry David Thoreau


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.



The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.


Unto those Three Things which the Ancients held impossible, there should be added this Fourth, to find a Book Printed without erratas.

~Alfonso de Cartagena


To err is human, to forgive, divine.

~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism


As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes.

~Mel Brooks


Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties.

~Author Unknown


 Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea


When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!

~Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick


Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.

~Author Unknown


Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow.

~Henry S. Haskins


A life is like a garden.  Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.

We learn from failure, not from success!

~Bram Stoker, Dracula


Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.

~Martin F. Tupper


When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.

~Dan Heist


Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it is the definition of progress.

~Robert Brault


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.

~Mahatma Gandhi


Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.

~Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights


You are a master of the words you don't say and a slave to the ones you do.


The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes.

~Aubrey Menen


Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.

~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.

~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

~James Joyce, Ulysses


Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

~Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater


Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one.

~Author Unknown


Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.

~Francis Bacon


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give


Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them.

~Andrew V. Mason


Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.

~Brandon Mull, Fablehaven


Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.

~Sydney Smith


I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards.

~Rudyard Kipling, Under The Deodars


In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.

~Bill Vaughan


From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.



It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

~Jessamyn West