Quotes About Mistakes

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

If I wasn’t making mistakes, I wasn’t making decisions.
Robert W. Johnson (founder of Johnson & Johnson)

The first undertakers in all great attempts commonly miscarry, and leave the advantages of their losses to those that come after them.
Samuel Butler

Murder is always a mistake — one should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner.
Oscar Wilde

To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

I never made a mistake in my life, at least, no one that I could not explain away afterward.
Rudyard Kipling

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Robert Frost

No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.
Fred Hoyle


If you shut your doors to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore

The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when no longer doubtful is the cause of half their errors.
John Stuart Mill

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

If only one could have two lives: the first in which to make one’s mistakes, which seem as if they have to be made; and the second in which to profit by them.
D. H. Lawrence

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

If we had no faults, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing them in others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself.
Jules Renard

Xerox: a trademark for a photocopying device that can make rapid reproductions of human error, perfectly.
Merle L. Meacham

When you make a mistake, admit it.  If you don’t, you only make matters worse.
Ward Cleaver

I don’t want to make the wrong mistake.
Yogi Berra



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