Quotations The Best Quotes About Mistakes  

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A man's errors are his portals of discovery. James Joyce

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The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one. Elbert Hubbard

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

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

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People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. Florence King

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Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately. Stephen Covey

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The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Error is discipline through which we advance. William Ellery Channing

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I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you? George S. Patton

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

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A clever man commits no minor blunders. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Arthur Conan Doyle

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Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means --one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies. George Eliot

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No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. Napoleon Hill

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All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do. Arnold Bennett

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The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous. Victor Hugo

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Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Mary Baker Eddy

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Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors. Aldous Huxley

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Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't. Buckminster Fuller

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When I reflect, as I frequently do, upon the felicity I have enjoyed, I sometimes say to myself, that were the offer made me, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask, should be the privilege of an author, to correct in a second edition, certain errors of the first. Benjamin Franklin

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A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to DO something.

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If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. Tallulah Bankhead

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The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try. Peter Drucker

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Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

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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

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That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one. Samuel Johnson

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What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. Friedrich Nietzsche

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She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities. Henry James

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No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. Thomas Hobbes

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All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill

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

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I made a wrong mistake

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The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. Joyce Brothers

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We don't make mistakes, we only have happy accidents.

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It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error. Cicero

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There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater. Louis Aragon

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The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth. Walter Lippmann

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Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind. Jean Rostand

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From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own. Publilius Syrus

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I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. Oliver Cromwell

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Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which stemma to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity --namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth. Mary Baker Eddy

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Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. Pearl S. Buck

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I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. Tallulah Bankhead

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MISTAKES are the stepping stones that lead to future accomplishments.

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Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come. Og Mandino

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To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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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 Dalí

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The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed, most successful men fail time and time again, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success. Michael Korda

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An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. Henri-Frédéric Amiel