Making Mistakes Quotes


I make a lot of mistakes.

How about you?

These “making mistakes quotes” below should help you not feel so bad about your blunders.  Maybe that’s a good place to start in fixing our mistakes?

1. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

2. If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying. -Coleman Hawking

3. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. -Edward Phelps

4. A winner is someone who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals. -Dexter Yager

5. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. -John Powell

6. If you aren’t making many mistakes, it is sure sign you are playing it too safe. -John Maxwell

7. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren

8. An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. -Niels Bohr

9. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -Elbert Hubbard

10. 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

11. From errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. -Syrus

12. Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. -Andrew Mason

13. Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one. -Anonymous

14. If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. -Rabindranath Tagore

15. Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. -Phyllis Theroux

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

17. You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. -Colette

18. If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. -Eli Siegel

19. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm. -Dan Heist

20. Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. -Henry Haskins

21. Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. -Weston Agor

22. I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. -John Peel

23. It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. -Ornette Coleman

24. If you do not make mistakes, you are not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. -F. Wikzek

25. Never say, ‘‘oops.’’ Always say, ‘‘Ah, interesting.’’ -Anonymous

How’d you like those?

Again, if you don’t write these down and post them up somewhere, you’re going to forget them. 

Which ones really jump out at YOU?

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    • charanpreet
    • October 20, 2009

    Please send me updates so that I can learn many things and can be ahead of others. Regards Charan….

    • charanpreet
    • October 20, 2009

    tahmk you

    • Pragya
    • October 20, 2009

    Thought provoking

    • Crystal Clear Proofing
    • October 20, 2009

    “There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

    Aahhh… I like this one. This pretty much sums up all the rest. We all make mistakes, but it’s how you look at it. If you learn from a “mistake,” then it’s a lesson, isn’t it?

    • Liam Hayes
    • October 21, 2009

    Thanks for that. I was surprised to learn Sophia Loren was such a philospher!!

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    Daily thought for the day to enlighten your mind and day.

    • Victoria
    • March 26, 2010

    bloom right where you are!

    • Laurie Vowels
    • March 29, 2010

    I really like 4, 5, 11, and 19. As long as we learn from our mistakes, they are truly lessons in life. Life is a series of lessons.

    • David Parrish
    • March 29, 2010

    While number one sounds good, I find it a bit hard to swallow. The lessons learned from our mistakes can only really begin once we acknowledge that we have indeed made them. The real doozies that I have made in my life were a tremendous help to me only once I acknowledged the truth that they were in fact, mistakes. On the other hand, the majority of these quotes are right on target. I do agree that the worst mistake of all is to fail to learn from our mistakes, but this in itself necessitates our understanding that even mistakes that we can learn from, were in fact, mistakes, so number 5 only gets a B.

    I absolutely love Dan Heist’s quote, #19. This one is good advise to all of us. Today I called to apologize for the failure of our team to meet an acknowledged obligation to one of our benefactors. He thanked me for my quick response and pledged his continued support. Had I waited one day the result would have been most assuredl less favorable.

    • David Parrish
    • March 29, 2010

    Oh, and yes, had I failed to acknowledge with absolute clarity that we agreed that we had indeed made a mistake I doubt our benefactor would have been willing to continue his relationship with us.

    • David Parrish
    • March 30, 2010

    I quoted 25 to my wife this morning, “Never say “oops”, Always say, “Ah, interesting,”” Here response was that an occasional “Well duh.” may be appropriate.

    • Parag
    • September 8, 2010

    All the quots are good. one of my favourite “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

    • doreen
    • September 9, 2010

    I like Shawn’s quotes and the time he always spares to teach someone somewhere something. All the best in life Shawn.

      • shawn
      • September 9, 2010

      Thanks Doreen, I appreciate it. It’s very fitting that you wrote to me on THIS page; I need to re-read these quotes for a pick-me-up today!

    • Linda Mary
    • March 12, 2011

    I liked all of them especially the last on number 25, and all are very true

    • Pralay
    • January 15, 2012

    I can’t say anything…best thoughts makes us (me) BETTER

    • Chandni
    • August 6, 2015

    “People those who never do mistake are those who do nothing”

    • January 7, 2019

    great points, I especially like #18….” if a mistake is not a steppingstone it is a mistake”…… very subtle but sage wisdom

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