Mistakes quotes

No man fails who does his best...

- Marden, Orison Swett

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

- Mary Tyler Moore

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

- Sivananda, Sri Swami

Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.


To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.

- Burnett, Leo

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings.

- Adair, John

Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

- Bovee, Christian Nevell

I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.

- W. Somerset Maugham

I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.

- Bennett, James Gordon

Yes, I have cherished my "demagogue" role. I know that societies often have killed the people who have helped to change those societies. And if I can die having bought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help to destroy the racist cancer that is maligant in the body of America - then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.

- Malcom X ( 1964)

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.

- Ewing, Russell H.

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

- Joan Rivers

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

- Tallulah Bankhead

It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.

- Rumsfeld, Donald

A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.

- Dostoevsky, Fyodor

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

- Buddha

We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.

- Hussein, King

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.

- Frank Wilczek

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.

- Marquis, Don

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