100+ Best Quotes About Making Mistakes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Quotes About Making Mistakes

I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes. — Alberto Gonzales

Everything was my fault. I was so dumb. But if I hadn’t made the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful woman I’ve been married to for over 30 years, so I guess that makes the mistakes OK. — Donald Sutherland

You go on these Internet blogs and people say the meanest things. I’m a normal person. Just because I’m in the spotlight doesn’t mean I’m God’s gift to the world. I’m learning and making mistakes just like every other 17-year-old girl out there. — Hayden Panettiere

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on. — Dave Pelzer

You’re not the only one who’s made mistakes, but they’re the only things that you can truly call your own. — Billy Joel

If you don’t learn from your mistakes, then they become regrets. — John Cena

quotes about making mistakes

A lot of time mistakes are very interesting – you look for the behaviour that’s not the one you expect. — Barry Levinson

In this digital age, there is no place to hide behind public relations people. This digital age requires leaders to be visible and authentic and to be able to communicate the decisions they’ve made and why they’ve made them, to be able to acknowledge when they’ve made a mistake and to move forward, to engage in the debate. — Gail Kelly

We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make. — Jillian Michaels

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio, they don’t know. You can make up anything on the radio. — Phil Rizzuto

It is not strange… to mistake change for progress. — Millard Fillmore

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess. — Angelina Jolie

I can’t understand it when people are closed-minded. I mean, boy, have I made mistakes and been very wrong. I can’t tell you the amounts of times I’ve been let down, but I still try to see the best in people. — Daphne Guinness

I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me. — Rafael Palmeiro

Frankly, I’ve got to admit that I’m not perfect and have made some mistakes as some of the colourful stories about me reveal. — Peter Slipper

My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road. — Beatrice Wood

I’ve done movies that were maybe not worth it, but I try to take the best from every experience. You learn more from bad experiences sometimes. It gives you more will to overcome your mistakes. They give you determination. — Violante Placido

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy — Mercy Otis Warren

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. — Natalie Gulbis

Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ — Adrienne Bailon

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. — Anthony Weiner

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. — Jimi Hendrix

Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes. — Curtis Jackson

I made a big mistake of my life. — Robert Jenkins

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes. — Mel Brooks

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. King Hussein Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. – Thomas Jefferson We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn’t hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition. — Barbara Jordan

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. — Carolyn Wells

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process. — Shelby Foote

The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable. — Luis Figo

Egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. — Barbara Stanwyck

As soon as you become afraid to make a fool of yourself, you’re in trouble. I decided I may as well just see if I can live with myself making millions of mistakes and learn something from it. — Gelsey Kirkland

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. — Roy H. Williams

At this stage in my career, I don’t have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying ‘yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.’ It’s always a shame when that happens, especially if you’ve gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic. — Renee Fleming

The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires. Too many managers strut around on the field trying to manage the umpires instead of their teams. — Bill Klem

Building a successful company (or living a happy life, for that matter) is not about embracing someone else’s philosophy, but staying true to your own beliefs about the world and learning from the mistakes you make along the way. — Ben Parr

I am a scholar of life. Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day. I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes. — Compay Segundo

People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings. — David Millar

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. — Billy Wilder

With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers’ – not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us. — Donny Osmond

There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia’s history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed — Boris Yeltsin

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. — E. Stanley Jones

I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do. — Martin Lawrence

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. — Winston Churchill

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not. — Phil Crosby

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. — Johnny Cash

Life is very interesting if you make mistakes. — Georges Carpentier

People who make money often make mistakes, and even have major setbacks, but they believe they will eventually prosper, and they see every setback as a lesson to be applied in their move towards success. — Jerry Gillies

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. — Frank Capra

We’re all on a continuous journey to try and fix our mistakes and flaws. And, believe me, I’ve got plenty of them. — Ezekiel Emanuel

We all make mistakes but one has to move on. — Jeffrey Archer

I’m drawn to the classic antihero, the guy who’s probably made a bunch of mistakes and really has the capacity to go either way. That’s the most interesting type of character for me to watch, to see what decisions they’ll make. There’s a lot of gray area there for a writer to explore. — Kurt Sutter

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. — Arthur Miller

It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. — Maureen Forrester

You never see a child die from education on TV. But make no mistake about it: children die from lack of education all the time. Children without an education are more likely to grow up to have HIV/AIDS. They’re more likely to die in infancy or before the age of five. — Gene Sperling

I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. — Tallulah Bankhead

I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake. — Luis Miguel

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes. — E. Stanley Jones

I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why theyre making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best. — Jason Katims

There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before. — Dave Brubeck

I left Gorbachev’s office thinking that everything about him was outsized: his achievements, his mistakes, and, now, his vanity and bitterness. — David Remnick

I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I’m proud of them. Why not make mistakes? — Mika

Sports teaches you there is always a second innings in life. If you fail today, theres a second innings maybe two days later. Maybe theres another opportunity coming up three or six months later. If you look at mistake as learnings and commit never to make a same mistake again, then you actually get better with every mistake that you make. — Harsha Bhogle

Well, I’ve never left my faith – but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God’s love and God’s forgiveness. — Billy Ray Cyrus

Experience is making mistakes and learning from them. — Bill Ackman

Mistakes are the best teachers. One does not learn from success. It is desirable to learn vicariously from other people’s failures, but it gets much more firmly seared in when they are your own. — Mohnish Pabrai

The scariest thought in the world is that someday I’ll wake up and realize I’ve been sleepwalking through my life: underappreciating the people I love, making the same hurtful mistakes over and over, a slave to neuroses, fear, and the habitual. — George Saunders

I was taking myself very seriously when I was going through life changes. And I realized that I needed to laugh at myself, particularly at my mistakes. — Spencer Johnson

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs. — Martha Scott

I’m going to go out there and work hard. I’m going to get better, I’m going to learn from my mistakes and I’m going to be there when my team needs me. — Brian Griese

Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it’s a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it’s wrong. — Tamara Mellon

The problem is, and I’m just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It’s great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings. — Patton Oswalt

I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team. — Gary Neville

Every time you get into a new job, new location, you have an amazing opportunity in front of you. You get to play dumb for as long as people will allow you to play dumb. You get to ask all the dumb questions, you get to ask multiple people the dumb questions, and you get to make mistakes. Thats how you stand out in the crowd. — Gary Cohn

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship. — Deborah Tannen

An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes. — Brent Scowcroft

I’ve made mistakes, I’ve misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that’s part of being human in my book. I’m OK with that. I’ve never done it maliciously, ever. — Curt Schilling

If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don’t be middling if you can help it. — Hildegard Knef

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style. — Fred Astaire

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything. — Billie Joe Armstrong

I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call ‘mistakes,’ and apply them to my future so that I keep growing. — Kimberly Caldwell

That’s a mistake I think that a lot of Western observers make is to assume that Korean nationalism is hundreds if not thousands of years old. When in fact nationalism is incompatible with Korean Confucian tradition. — Brian Reynolds Myers

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. — Morihei Ueshiba

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. — Holly Near

There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations. — Claude Vorilhon

There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake. — Jonathan Swift

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness. — Sherri Shepherd

Words are powerful. When I make mistakes I just try to come back and clarify what I meant. — Soulja Boy

Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from these incidents. We are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference. — Amisha Patel

The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say ‘well done’. — John Ashcroft

The only difference between an experienced knitter and new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting. — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. — Emmet Fox

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. — Alexander Hamilton

I am telling you, as a president of the country, I do not find it a mistake to listen to you and to respond to your requests and demands. But it is shameful and I will not, nor will ever accept to hear foreign dictations, whatever the source might be or whatever the context it came in. — Hosni Mubarak

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. — John Churton Collins

I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids. — Selena Gomez

I don’t think God said we should all be soft. My job is to compete, and the best prevails. I will continue to play, and that’s the way I’m succeeding in my life. If I hit you by mistake, all I can say is ‘I’m sorry,’ and I keep moving on. — Dikembe Mutombo

All of us make mistakes. The key is to acknowledge them, learn, and move on. The real sin is ignoring mistakes, or worse, seeking to hide them. — Robert Zoellick

Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough. — David Packard

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes. That’s not how it works. It works by realizing the concept of a replicator. — Susan Blackmore

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