Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don’t, you only make matters worse.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
– Katharine Graham
A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
– Peter McWilliams
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.
A person who never makes mistakes never makes anything.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
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
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
– Isaac Asimov
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
– Mark Twain
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.
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
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
– Sophia Loren
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
– Phyllis Therous
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
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
– Cato the Elder
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
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
Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to improve your cognition.
– Charlie Munger