Saturday, 4 May 2013


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing’ - George Bernard Shaw

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John C. Maxwell

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

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. - Confucius

A mistake is evidence that someone tried to do something. - Unknown

A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end. - Unknown

A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you’re a person who knows it all, then you’ve got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way. - Ron Carpenter Jr.

An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it. - Marilyn vos Savant

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. - Unknown

Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough. - Wess Roberts

As long as we are human, we are bound to make mistakes. What distinguishes a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a virtuous person from a dishonest one, however, is whether one can candidly admit to one’s mistakes and take bold steps to redress them. - Daisaku Ikeda

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people cant accept your imperfections, thats their fault. - Dr. David M. Burns

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset. - Paul J. Meyer

Contrary to popular belief, it is alright to make the same mistake more than once. Is not this how we learn to ride a bicycle or learn to spell a word in kindergarten? - Unknown

Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them. - Unknown

Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice. - Theodore Roosevelt

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. - Henry Ford

Every mistake becomes a helpful friend, when we appreciate it as a gift for us to experience life, learn and grow. It is not here to harm you, but to help you. - Unknown

Everybody makes honest mistakes, but there’s no such thing as an honest cover-up. - Price Pritchett

Everybody makes mistakes, but remember to be sure to point out your own before you point out someone else’s. - Unknown

Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes. - Ajahn Brahm

Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they are bad. It means they are human! - Unknown

I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them. - Joe Abercrombie

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

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown. - Hugh Prather

I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake. - Luis Miguel

If someone feels that they have never made a mistake in their Life, then it means they had never tried a new thing in their Life. - Albert Einstein

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

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. - Bill Clinton

In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some. - Unknown

It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice is not forgivable. - Dale Turner

It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. - Hyman Rickover

It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better. - Jane Cahill Pfeiffer

It is not only our errors which ruin us, but our ways of conducting ourselves after committing them. - Yvette Gilbert 

It is one of life’s paradoxes that if you allow people to make mistakes, they will increase their creativity and inventiveness – and strangely, will make less mistakes than it takes if you had told them otherwise. - Unknown

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character. - Dale Turner

It seems that the necessary thing to do is not to fear mistakes, to plunge in, to do the best that one can, hoping to learn enough from blunders to correct them eventually. - Abraham Maslow

Its always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. - Garry Marshall

It’s not the mistake that matters; it’s how you deal with it, what you learn from it, and how you apply that lesson to your life. - Unknown

Learn from the mistakes of others – you can never live long enough to make them all yourself. - John Luther

Let us be glad of the dignity of our privilege to make mistakes, glad of the wisdom that enables us to recognize them, glad of the power that permits us to turn their light as a glowing illumination along the pathway of our future. Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. Without them there would be no individual growth, no progress, no conquest. - William Jordan

Making a mistake, admitting it without blaming your mistake on someone else, or justifying, or making excuses, is how we learn. Making a mistake and not admitting it, or blaming someone else for your mistakes, is a sin.

Making mistakes is not a problem, not catching those mistakes is where the trouble starts. - Ed Berger

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. - Weston H. Agor

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your 'mistakes' for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. - AI Franken

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. - Salvador Dali

Mistakes are always part of learning. The real dignity of life consists in cultivating a fine attitude towards our own mistakes and those of others. It is the fine tolerance of a fine soul. Man becomes great, not through never making mistakes, but by profiting by those he does make; by being satisfied with a single rendition of a mistake, not encoring it into a continuous performance; by getting from it the honey of new, regenerating inspiration with no irritating sting of morbid regret; by building better today because of his poor yesterday; and by rising with renewed strength, finer purpose and freshened courage every time he falls. - William Jordan

Mistakes are doorways to discovery. - Unknown

Mistakes are lessons of wisdom, they are portals of discovery. - Unknown

Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. - Hugh White

Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder. - Paul J. Meyer

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. - Denis Waitley

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

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. - Phyllis Theroux

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

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

Mistakes may lead to greatness if we learn from them. - Unknown

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on? - Peter Mcwilliams

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

No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes. - William Ewart Gladstone

No one is more likely to make a mistake than the man who acts only on reflection. - Unknown

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

One good thing about mistakes is that they help you be more patient with others. How can you criticize others for their faults when you know you have got plenty of your own? - Unknown

One mistake won’t kill you. The same mistake over and over again will. - Unknown

One way to avoid mistakes is to gain experience, and the easiest way to gain experience is to make some mistakes. - Unknown

Our mistakes reveal who we really are, what were really made of. - Donn Moomaw

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress. - Dale Turner

Since nobody's perfect, mistakes should be allowed. Cover-ups shouldn't. Cover-ups create twice the trouble. - Price Pritchett

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

So never be embarrassed by mistakes, rather, be thankful for them, because they always present an opportunity for personal growth. - Donald L. Hicks

The man who achieves makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all – doing nothing. - Benjamin Franklin

The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, theyre necessary to reach the places weve chosen to go. - Richard Bach

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

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. - Edward John Phelps

The novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive. - Abraham Maslow

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

The only way not to make mistakes is to do nothing and that, in our position today, would be the ultimate mistake. - Unknown

The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself ‘makes things go’ and creates confidence. - Unknown

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

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded. - Dale Turner

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

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go. - Richard Bach

Those who can avoid mistakes by observing the mistakes of others are most apt to keep free from sorrow. In a world full of uncertainties, the record of what has gone before – human experience – is as sure and reliable as anything of which we know. - Ray Lyman Wilbur 

We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We're meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited. - Yehuda Berg

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. - L.M. Montgomery

Well do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes. - Mickey Rivers

When you make a 'mistake', don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. 'Mistakes' are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. - Hugh White

When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about  it; admit it; learn from it, and do not repeat it. - Paul Bryant

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. - Henry C. Link

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

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes. - Denis Waitley

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