To make a mistake is human. Let this collection of mistake quotes highlights the importance of learning from one's mistakes and moving forward.
Some said that people who fear to make mistakes hardly do anything with their lives. But failure to learn from one's mistakes will lead one to commit the same mistake again. There's got to be a balance somewhere.
I hope you'll be inspired by this collection of mistakes quotes, and find some wisdom to put a strong perspective on how mistakes can lead you to discoveries, growth and leading a fuller life. Enjoy!
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them.
-- Andrew V. Mason
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
-- Sophia Loren
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
-- Niels Bohr
Any fool can try to defend his mistakes - and most fools do - but it gives one a feeling of nobility to admit one's mistakes. By fighting, you never get enough, but by yielding, you get more than you expected.
-- Lawrence G. Lovasik
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
-- Mel Brooks
As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.
-- Jack Canfield
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
-- Dr. David M. Burns
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
-- Author Unknown
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.
-- Elbert Hubbard
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-- Scott Adams
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it--immediately.Stephen Covey
-- Stephen Covey
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- Franklin P. Jones
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
-- Igor Stravinsky
I have to say I've made many mistakes, and been humbled many, many times. But you know what? It's never too late to learn.
-- Kathy Ireland
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
-- Tallulah Bankhead
If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
-- Nadine Stair
If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.
-- F. Wikzek
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford
If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win.
-- John W. Holt, Jr.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
-- Bill Vaughan
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
-- Winston Churchill
It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
-- Ornette Coleman
It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
-- Garry Marshall
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
-- Cullen Hightower
Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.
-- Weston H. Agor
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
-- Al Franken
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
-- Denis Waitley
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
-- James Joyce
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
-- Peter McWilliams
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
"Picking up the pieces when they fall" begins a journey to living anew with love, courage, and hope for a bright future.
-- Steve Brunkhorst
Preparation for success means that any failure you meet is seen as an opportunity to learn from mistakes. Remember that failure is your best teacher.
-- Byron Pulsifer
Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes.
-- Ross Perot
She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
-- Henry James
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
-- Conrad Hilton
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
-- Malcolm S. Forbes
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
-- Nelson Boswell
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
-- Elbert Hubbard
The man who achieves makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing.
-- Benjamin Franklin
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
-- William Connor Magee
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
-- John Powell
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
-- Meister Eckhart
There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to admit one's errors. It not only clears up the air of guilt and defensiveness, but often helps solve the problem created by the error.
-- Dale Carnegie
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
-- Peter McWilliams
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don't, you only make matters worse.
-- Ward Cleaver
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
-- Hugh White
Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
-- Og Mandino
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
-- Henry C. Link
Your mistake does not define who you are...you are your possibilities.
-- Oprah Winfrey