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Mistake Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mistake

Please enjoy these Mistake Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has 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

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

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

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

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything.
I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music,
but it's counter-productive.
- Neil Young

Most of the people who get off at our exit get off by mistake.
They thought it was Exit 57.
- Tom Perkins

We tell anybody who asks that we think Apple is making
a big mistake by not being compatible.
- Rob Glaser

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.
- Miguel Cabrera

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

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake
to make a habit out of it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the
errors and fanaticism of human beings.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
- Morihei Ueshiba

He makes a great mistake...
who supposes that authority is firmer or better established
when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
- Terence

If a person is not willing to make a mistake,
you're never going to do anything right.
- Sanford I. Weill

Most women are indulgent of themselves.
This is a mistake.
It should be only the reward of old age.
- Anna Held

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

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

Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health
care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.
- John Boehner

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
- Sigmund Freud

How would you like a job where when you made a mistake,
a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?
- Jacques Plante

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing
because he could do only a little.
- Edmund Burke

No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect.
It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy
Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
- Walter Lang

You have to risk failure to succeed.
The important thing is not to make one single mistake
that will jeopardize the future.
- An Wang

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

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake
of claiming that I have never made one.
- James Gordon Bennett

It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong;
the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can
be overcome by physical means.
- Lydia M. Child

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation,
justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

A bachelor is a man who never makes the same mistake once.
- Ed Wynn

The choice is between which mistake is easier to correct:
underdoing it or overdoing it.
- Timothy Geithner

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

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial,
but an indispensable experience, which entitles them
to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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

I don't know anyone in the public eye who has not made
a mistake and said something in a manner that does
not truly reflect their intentions.
- Jim Jeffords

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.
- William Randolph Hearst

Make no mistake; child predation on the Internet is a growing problem.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

You just keep pushing.
You just keep pushing.
I made every mistake that could be made.
But I just kept pushing.
- Rene Descartes

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

Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads,
people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen.
They couldn't have been more wrong.
- Ava Gardner

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
- Doug Larson

You make a mistake, you keep going.
- Linda Gray


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