Mistakes

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
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
I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~John Peel
Never say, “oops.” Always say, “Ah, interesting.” ~Author Unknown
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. ~F. Wikzek
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, in Swift, Miscellanies
That’s not serious; it’s just human. ~Jerry Kopke
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~John Powell
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps
Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. ~Weston H. Agor
If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. ~Eli Siegel
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. ~Colette
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
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
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
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
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights
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
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~James Joyce, Ulysses
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
Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason
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
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. ~Syrus
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own. ~Jessamyn West

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