Mistakes Quotes

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul - Mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to Michael Tolkien, March 1941
Sydney smith - it is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing...

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 Elde
Plutarch - to make no mistakes is not in the power of man;...
The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes.
Aubrey Menen
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - - The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family.
Virginia Sati

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni
We might make mistakes but we will make other things too.
Michael Joseph Savage
We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
Ted W. Engstrom
I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
John Peel
I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
Frank Capra
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes in the sense that almost certainly in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul - Mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Denis Watley
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse.
Derwood Finche
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives and create a monster they call destiny.
John Oliver Hobbes
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha
Experience... is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions? especially selfish ones.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Peace and Violence, sct. 2, in Index, no. 4 (London, 1973.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.
Werner Karl Heisenberg
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Henrik David Boh
Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
Anonymous
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
If we had more time for discussion, we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
Leon Trotsky
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
Do not fear mistakes, there are none.
Miles Davis
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
H. L. Wayland
A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Unknown
It is better to be high - Spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow - Minded and all to prudent.
Vincent Van Gogh
You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.
Winston Churchill
The mistakes are all there waiting to be made.
Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitcyh Tartakowe
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance.... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Denis Watley
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Josh Billings
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on.
Peter McWilliams
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.
Donald Foste
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
Henry C. Link
People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
Wilbur N. Nesbit
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
Jessamyn West