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Mistakes Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mistakes

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

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

Related topics: Wisdom Mistake Forgiveness

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

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

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

 

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

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

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

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

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for
having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made
and it motivates you to work even harder.
- Natalie Gulbis

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

Hopefully as a country, that we learn from our mistakes of the past.
- Robert Matsui

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.
- Sarah Jessica Parker

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes.
The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
- Dale Turner

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes
while reminding us of what used to be.
- Gene Tierney

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes,
but the whole of history proves otherwise.
- Terry Hands

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
- Clifton Fadiman

The thing that I like about the way characters are
written on the show these days is that nobody's perfect.
Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices.
- Crystal Chappell

I too have my own demons, and I have struggled.
I've made my own mistakes, and I'm not proud of them.
- Michael Bergin

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

Maybe the mistakes have looked worse because they led to goals.
- Ian Walker

I've made a lot of mistakes.
I've bonded with some people who use you,
and some people that take advantage of you.
- Larry King

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy
and involved the strategy for health care.
- Sidney Blumenthal

In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win.
Not in golf.
I played three rounds in that Tahoe event,
and I was drained.
Mentally, not physically.
- Pete Sampras

One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos.
- Alberto Fujimori

I do not feel remorse.
Everybody makes mistakes in war.
- Abu Abbas

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me,
"Did you sleep good?" I said "No, I made a few mistakes."
- Steven Wright

I've been in this business for a long time,
and I no longer think that anything that I do by way
of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes.
- Ann Beattie

I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them.
- Arabella Weir

The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far,
and although I've made my share of mistakes,
I have no regrets.
- Carly Fiorina

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.
Right at the top, if you make enough of them,
it's considered to be your style.
- Fred Astaire

There's always reasons to make mistakes.
Because then you do new mistakes next time.
So they're beautiful mistakes.
- Ville Valo

I think making mistakes is as inevitable as receiving disappointments.
- Loretta Young

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

I made mistakes in drama.
I thought drama was when actors cried.
But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors,
and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
- Don Marquis

Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this,
and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude
of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq,
it will mean learning from our mistakes,
not denying them and not ignoring them.
- Carl Levin

All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'.
- Moss Hart

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
- William E. Gladstone

There are no mistakes, no coincidences.
All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.
- Coleman Hawkins

The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires.
Too many managers strut around on the field trying
to manage the umpires instead of their teams.
- Bill Klem

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton

It isn't making mistakes that's critical;
it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Start in a small TV station so you can make all of
your embarrassing mistakes early and in front of fewer people!
- Diane Sawyer


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