Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don’t, you only make matters worse.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams
A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.
An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
A person who never makes mistakes never makes anything.
No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
- Turkish Proverb
Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.
- Ingvar Kamprad
A collection of mistakes is called experience and experience is the key to success.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.
- Dr. David M. Burns
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
- Mark Twain
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov
A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.
- Nikki Giovanni
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
Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
- James A. Froude
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
- Sophia Loren
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.
- Thomas Jefferson
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.
- Harold J. Smith
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
- William Durant
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
- Sigmund Freud
I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.
- Dan Quayle
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
- Phyllis Therous
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
- Thomas Paine
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
- Mahatma Gandhi
She had an unequalled gift… of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
- Henry James
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Fréderic Amiel
Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to improve your cognition.
- Charlie Munger