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30 Quotes on Making Mistakes

Mistakes really aren't mistakes.

I come from the school of thought is that there is no such thing as a mistake, just great learning experiences. It looks like I am in good company:

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. — Cicero

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. — Garry Marshall

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

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. — Franklin P. Jones

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. — Peter McWilliams

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

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

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

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. — Mahatma Gandhi

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. — Oscar Wilde

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. — Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein

What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning — and some of them many times over — what do you find? That you can swim? Well, life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live! — Alfred Adler

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

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

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. — Mary Tyler Moore

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

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

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. — Mary Pickford

Fall down seven times, stand up eight. — Chinese proverb

Without music, life would be a mistake. — Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. — Napoleon Bonaparte

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding. — Bob Dylan

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

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

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

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. — Alexander Hamilton

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