Some Thoughts On Mistakes From Various Authors

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw

“A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.”

Julius Robert Oppenheimer

“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

Orlando A. Battista

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”

H. Stanley Judd

“I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.”

Billy Joel


Some More Thoughts On Mistakes From Various Authors

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

Mahatma Gandhi

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”

Steve Maraboli

“We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.”

Alison Croggon

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

Brandon Mull

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

Elbert Hubbard

Some More Thoughts About Mistakes From Anonymous

“The three most difficult words to speak are, ‘I was mistaken.'”

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying they made them.”

“The least expensive education is to profit from the mistakes of others—and ourselves.”

“Those who fear the future are likely to fumble the present.”

“Do you realize how many mistakes you’d make if you didn’t sleep a third of your day?”

Some Thoughts About Mistakes From Various Authors

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

John Wooden

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

Johnny Cash

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”

Benjamin Franklin

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

Niels Bohr

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being–forgive me–rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”

J.K. Rowling

Some Thoughts About Mistakes From Anonymous

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“The greatest mistake you can make in this life is to be constantly fearful you will make one.”

“He who makes the same mistake over and over again learns to do at least one thing well.”

“When a friend makes a mistake, don’t rub it in. Rub it out.”

“Some people never make a mistake, nor do they ever make anything else.”

“Most people make the mistake of looking too far ahead for things close by.”


Some Thoughts From Anonymous About Mistakes

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“One of life’s major mistakes is being the last member in the family to get the flu—after all the sympathy has run out.”

“It is good to pray for the repair of mistakes, but praying earlier would likely keep us from making so many.”

“Our mistake is loving things and using people, when we should use things and love people.”

“There’s nothing wrong with making a mistake; just don’t respond with an encore.”

“A mistake is proof that someone was at least trying to accomplish something.”