Mistake Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mistake" (showing 1-30 of 312)
L.M. Montgomery
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

Confucius
“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
Confucius

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

“Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

مصطفى محمود
“الندم هو صوت الفطرة لحظة الخطأ”
مصطفى محمود, رحلتي من الشك إلى الإيمان

Walt Whitman
“I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.”
Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman's Camden Conversations

Joan Rivers
“A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.”
Joan Rivers

Courtney Summers
“The sooner you make a mistake and learn to live with it, the better. You're not responsible for everything. You can't control the way things end up.”
Courtney Summers, Cracked Up to Be

Vera Nazarian
“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Chris Bradford
“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

“In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons.”
Vic Johnson, Day by Day with James Allen

“Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”
Roger Von Oech

Sophie Kinsella
“A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.”
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

Reba McEntire
“Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making”
Reba McEntire

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Lao Tzu
“A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Ann Richards
“I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”
Ann Richards

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Amit Kalantri
“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.”
Amit Kalantri

John Lubbock
“Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning–the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind. The children in our elementary schools are wearied by the mechanical act of writing, and the interminable intricacies of spelling; they are oppressed by columns of dates, by lists of kings and places, which convey no definite idea to their minds, and have no near relation to their daily wants and occupations; while in our public schools the same unfortunate results are produced by the weary monotony of Latin and Greek grammar. We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children–to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavor to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. What does it matter if the pupil know a little more or a little less? A boy who leaves school knowing much, but hating his lessons, will soon have forgotten almost all he ever learned; while another who had acquired a thirst for knowledge, even if he had learned little, would soon teach himself more than the first ever knew.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Libba Bray
“I know it. I know I shall make beastly mistakes, Father-"
"The world does not forgive mistakes so quickly, my girl." He sounds bitter and sad.
"If the world will not forgive me," I say softly, "I shall have to learn to forgive myself."
He nods in understanding.
"And how will you marry? Or do you intend to marry?"
I think of Kartik, and tears threaten. "I shall meet someone one day, as Mother found you.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Janet Fitch
“A womans mistakes are different from a girls”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Gordon Korman
“Oh, no-" They weren't even on the runway, and Jonah's father was already immersed in his BlackBerry. "Remember those 'Live Large with the Wiz Generation' posters? Well, guess how that translates into Chinese- 'Jonah Wizard Makes Your Ancestors Fat'.”
Gordon Korman, The Emperor's Code

Jennifer Brown
“you can get past a mistake, but it's much harder to get past being a cruel person.”
Jennifer Brown, Thousand Words

Rachel Vincent
“I squeezed my eyes shut and took several deep breaths, trying not to smell Jace in front of me, not to taste him on my lips. But it was useless. In that moment, Jace was everywhere. He was in my mind, he was in my heart, and he was in my memory. He smelled good. He tasted good. And the blissful aftershock still throbbing in my most sensitive places felt wonderful, when everything else in my life was an obstacle to be overcome.”
Rachel Vincent, Prey

Kami Garcia
“every loss, every mistake, was seared into her soul, creating a different kind of tattoo, one made from rage and abandonment, heart break and tears”
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Criss Jami
“A common mistake we make is that we look for God in places where we ourselves wish to find him, yet even in the physical reality this is a complete failure. For example, if you lost your car keys, you would not search where you want to search, you would search where you must in order to find them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Cassandra Clare
“Do not make the mistake of believing that he does not love you because he plays at not caring.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

“who did I think we were.
who did I think
I could make you.

this is the oldest mistake,
to confuse wanting
with magic. silence is the undoing
of every spell, and we are experts
in the unsaid. even now, I forget
to put us in past tense. as if
the air in this city were the same.
as if love is anything like its speaking.”
Marty McConnell Emily Kagan Trenchard

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
“It's only knitting and it's one of the few times in your life when there are no bad consequences to a mistake.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter

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