Quotes and Sayings about Mistake



"I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Mistakes)

"A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes."
- Sam Abell
(Related: Work, Mistakes, Needs, World)

"Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Harm, Mistakes, Regret, Sorrow, Will, Words)

"The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Mistake, Office)

"It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Mistake)

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: God, Care, Mistakes, Relationships)

"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Mistake, Problems)

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Design, Mistake, People, Fools, Trying)

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Art, Creativity, Mistakes)

"It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Danger, Protection)

"It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Mistake, Act, Circumstance, Israel)

"Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Mistake, Will)

"Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Mistake, People, Hollywood, Stars)

"We didn't make the mistakes that many other cities did."
- Ivan Allen
(Related: Cities, Mistakes)

"Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Mistakes)

"But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can't make any mistakes so you have to, it's all about where you're sitting at the table."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Money, Mistakes)

"We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Mistake, Revolution, World)

"The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)

"The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Ambiguity, Confusion, Mistakes)

"Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking."
- Idi Amin
(Related: Mistake, People, Talk, Thinking)

"I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Mistake, Language, Literature)

"Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Mistake, Poor)

"Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Attention, Enemies, First, Mistakes)

"Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Women, Quality, Mistake, Intuition)

"I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Advice, Mistakes, Want)

"I really don't think anything I do is a mistake. It could be if I didn't learn from it."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Mistake)

"We all make mistakes but one has to move on."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Mistakes)

"Whenever you analyse anyone who has had any success and they're in the headlines, you will find they are human and make mistakes. I'm certainly that and I've made a lot of mistakes."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Success, Mistakes, Will)

"But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

"Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Mistake, Will)

"Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

"Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Mistakes)

"Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Mistakes)

"The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Boss, Mistake)

"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
(Related: Mistakes, Right, Style)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Mistakes, Nothing, Perfection)

"When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

"When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Self)

"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Truth)

"Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Society, Mistake, Garden)

"Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Democracy, Mistakes, Past)

"Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Americans, Day, Independence)

"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Events, Mistakes, Order)

"I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Truth, Mistake, People, Wrong)

"The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mistake, Trying)

"Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Success, Mistake, People, Succeed, Worth)

"Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)

"How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Divorce, Lawyers, Mistakes, Profit)

"The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Art, Mistake, First)

"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Life, Mistakes, Past, Regret)

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Circumstances, Mistakes, states, United)

"That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Blame, Mistakes)

"The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies."
- Daisy Bates
(Related: Mistake, Enemies, Man, Woman)

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."
- Orlando A. Battista
(Related: Mistake, Error)

"When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Mistake, America, Law)

"I've been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Business, Time, Mistakes)

"Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Motivation, Act, Actors, Being, Children)

"Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Mistake)

"I'm not a God, I make mistakes."
- Boris Becker
(Related: God, Mistakes)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

"The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Difficulties, Future, Mathematics, Mistakes, Past)

"It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Mistakes)

"I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one."
- James Gordon Bennett
(Related: Mistake, Mistakes)

"Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times... you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?"
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Mistake, Wonder)

"Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

"You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Mistakes)

"I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Religion, Mistake, Argument, Modernity)

"I too have my own demons, and I have struggled. I've made my own mistakes, and I'm not proud of them."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Mistakes)

"So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Words)

"We made too many wrong mistakes."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Mistakes, Wrong)

"Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Conscience, Mistakes, Reason)

"There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Imagination, Mistake, People, Memory)

"A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling."
- Otto von Bismarck
"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
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Fraud, Measure)

"The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Health, Policy, Strategy, Care, Foreign policy, Mistakes)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions."
- John Boehner
(Related: Health, Mistake, Care, Democrats, Vote)

"An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Mistakes)

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Man, Mistakes)

"Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it's just one mistake."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Mistake, People, Press)

"In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Politics, Mistake)

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Mistake, Enemy)

"My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them."
- Bono
(Related: Heroes, Mistakes, Wrong)

"Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Perception, Logic, Mistakes, Thinking)

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: Mistake, Greatness, Difference, Mediocrity)

"There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final."
- Phyllis Bottome
(Related: Mistake, Being, Nothing)

"A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Mistake, Discretion, Sound)

"Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Change, Friends, Mistakes, Self, Trouble, Writers)

"We made only one real mistake. And even then we were right."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Mistake, Right)

"It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Help, Mistakes, Teachers)

"Parents don't make mistakes because they don't care, but because they care so deeply."
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Related: Care, Mistakes, Parents)

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes)

"Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, May, Old)

"It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the majority of your countrymen. Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Mistake, Majority)

"I hope this view of the question may be a mistaken one, because it does not seem to me very unlikely that the suffrage will be granted to women."
- John Bright
(Related: Women, Hope, May, Question, Will)

"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."
- David Brin
(Related: History, Mistake, Habit, First)

"As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Mistakes, World)

"You just went right in and just recorded songs and listened them, and if there were any mistakes, then we would correct them and just went on... one take or two take."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Mistakes, Right, Songs)

"Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on."
- Les Brown
(Related: Faults, Mistakes)

"The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

"Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Mistake, Strategy, Weakness)

"Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: May)

"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
(Related: Chance, Mistakes, Order, Play)

"Although, I think you look back and you try to learn from your mistakes."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Mistakes)

"It makes sense to invest in new work. It's almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You'll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you'll energise the organisation."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Work, Mistakes, Research, Sense, Will)

"Three-fourths of the mistakes a man makes are made because he does not really know what he thinks he knows."
- James Bryce
(Related: Man, Mistakes)

"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Mistake)

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."
- Buddha
(Related: Truth, Mistakes, Road)

"I've made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody's ever made a choice for me."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Choice, Mistakes)

"The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Mistake, Common sense, Country, Needs, Temper)

"Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: May, Persecution, Piety, Religious)

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Mistake, Nothing)

"To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Ideas, Mistakes)

"The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Mistake, Being, Nation, Will, World)

"Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Business, Time, People, Mistakes, Respect, Sense)

"Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Mistake, Feminism, Law, Media)

"No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Mistake, Logic)

"From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Mistake, Being, Right)

"I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Life, Society, Liberal, Mistakes, Right)

"I was a stubborn cuss, and I made some mistakes."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Mistakes)

"The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: War, Comfort, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, Building, Problems)

"I hope that the German people will never again make the mistake of believing that because the American people are peace-loving, they will sit back hoping for peace if any nation uses force or the threat of force to acquire dominion over other peoples and other governments."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Mistake, People, Hope, American, Force, Nation, Will)

"Since I was a kid, he's told me to learn from his mistakes."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Mistakes)

"If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake."
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Mistake)

"Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Mistakes)

"Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Mistake)

"I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Thought, Actors, Drama, Mistakes)

"Yes, I made mistakes by rebelling, by acting out in confused ways."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Acting, Mistakes)

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Successful, Man, Mistakes, Profit, Will)

"Life is very interesting if you make mistakes."
- Georges Carpentier
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Heaven, Mistakes, Talk)

"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
(Related: Time, Failure, Energy, Forget, Mistakes, Past, Space)

"The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them."
- Camillo di Cavour
(Related: Men, Man, Mistakes, Will)

"My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Evening, Trees, Vanity)

"The thing that I like about the way characters are written on the show these days is that nobody's perfect. Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: Choices, Mistakes)

"One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: God, Mistake)

"I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Mistake, Old, Research, Want, Years)

"I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Mistake, People, Idea, Pain, Suffering)

"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Facts, Light, Man, Police, Wrong)

"It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Mistake, Evil, Fight, Right, Spiritual, Wickedness, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Time, Mistake, Destiny)

"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Error, Man, Mistakes)

"It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life, some who might be following the same paths might not make those same mistakes."
- John Clayton
(Related: Life, Hope, Mistakes, Prayer)

"I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Poor)

"People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated."
- Lucille Clifton
(Related: Poetry, Mistake, People, Poets, Wishes)

"You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Mistakes, President)

"Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, American, Iraq, Troops)

"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: People, Opportunity, Acting, Mistakes, Opinions)

"It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Mistakes)

"Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Mistake)

"Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel."
- John Churton Collins
(Related: Life, Feeling, Mistakes, Thinking)

"The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fool, Man, Mistakes, World)

"I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Time, Mistake, Devil)

"I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Truth, Mistake, Longevity, Now)

"It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what they do that matters but what they are not doing."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Work, Mistake)

"We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, People, Fun, Mistakes)

"Mistakes are the only universal form of originality."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Mistakes, Originality)

"The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn't get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King's guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Fight, Hindsight, Press)

"So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it - so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Acting, Film, Mistakes)

"As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life's work was probably a mistake."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Work, Mistake, Life, Literature, Study)

"Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Day)

"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Business, Wisdom, Children, Mistakes)

"Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Time, Mistake, Afghanistan, Iraq, Troops, Will)

"Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray."
- William Cowper
(Related: Instinct, Man, Mistakes)

"We love it when we make mistakes that are better than something you could think up."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Love, Mistakes)

"I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Christ, May)

"I realized I made a big mistake and if I could have it over again, I would do it so much differently."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: Mistake)

"The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical."
- George Crook
(Related: Mistake, People, Spiritual, Welfare)

"You can't be in the public eye without making mistakes and having some regrets and having people analyze everything you do."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: People, Eye, Mistakes, Public)

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

"America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: America, Faults, Hell, May, Mistakes)

"The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Men, Women, Mistake)

"It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

"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
(Related: Faith, Forgiveness, Love, God, Church, Mistakes)

"Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Life, Mistake, Decision, Disney)

"Every decision you make is a mistake."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Mistake, Decision)

"Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Nature, Mistakes, Will)

"Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Mistake, Regret, Will)

"So to answer your question, I'm not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor. It just happened by mistake."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Family, Mistake, Actor, Question, Sense, Today)

"Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Men, Body, Mistakes)

"The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: Mistake, Want, Writers)

"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Mistake, Tax, Laws)

"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

"If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Experience, Work, Fortune, Glory, Justice, Mistakes, Poor, Public, Taste, Will)

"Do not fear mistakes. There are none."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Fear, Mistakes)

"To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Death, Mistakes)

"I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Mistakes)

"A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Dawn, Sunset)

"When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Mistakes)

"You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Mistake)

"I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Mistake, Queen)

"I was shaped by my mistakes."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Mistakes)

"It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: God, Mistake)

"We make a lot of mistakes for women, and we'll always do it again."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Women, Mistakes)

"Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Mistake)

"APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Mistake, Future, Language, Perfection, Programming)

"A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Mistake)

"We're allowed to have had a private life before politics in which we make mistakes and do things we should not."
- David Dimbleby
(Related: Life, Politics, Mistakes)

"The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there."
- John Dingell
(Related: Mistake)

"I still think it would be a great mistake to go into a war without support of our friends and allies."
- John Dingell
(Related: War, Mistake, Friends, Support)

"So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Money, Mistake, People, Giving, Help, Poor, Welfare)

"Thongs don't show. With jeans, you're always going to get panty lines and I think that's just a big mistake."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Mistake)

"Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Pretty)

"Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide bombings in Israeli cities. However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran poses is directed at Israel alone."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Mistake, Cities, Danger, Israel)

"The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Mistakes)

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Mistake)

"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Decisions)

"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Hope, Famous, Mistakes, Reality, Satire)

"A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Mistake)

"But if you could make that mistake and press the send button and the entire world sees it forever."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Mistake, Press, World)

"I behaved poorly by starting this whole thing and I made some mistakes in dealing with it, and they made some mistakes in dealing with me, and taking down all my stuff was probably one of them."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Mistakes)

"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Mistake, Inaction)

"The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Dreams, Mistake, Being)

"He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Mistakes, Opinion, Today, Will)

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Mistake)

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Mistake)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Music, Mistake, Contempt, Rank)

"Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive."
- George Eliot
(Related: Science, Mistake, Conscience)

"Even in the best of lives, mistakes are made."
- Joseph J. Ellis
(Related: Mistakes)

"I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Mistake, Risk, Running, Worth)

"Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Mistake, Symbol)

"All the mistakes I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk. I haven't made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically."
- Eminem
(Related: Artist, Mistakes, Want)

"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
(Related: Benefits, Learning, Mistakes)

"The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Temple, World)

"Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Love, Mistake, Failure, Accomplishment, Children, Joy, Want)

"I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: Mistakes, Past)

"It doesn't matter if I don't succeed in something, what matters is that I learn from my mistakes."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Mistakes, Succeed)

"The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Talent, Mind, Mistakes)

"I felt that I ostracized myself by my behavior, by the past, by living with all the regrets of my mistakes, that I sort of wore a hair shirt and beat myself up most of the day thinking and regretting why did I make such a mistake? Why have I made so many mistakes?"
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Mistake, Behavior, Day, Hair, Living, Mistakes, Past, Thinking)

"But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Mistake, Congress, Washington)

"When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Mistake, Career, Years)

"It is not strange... to mistake change for progress."
- Millard Fillmore
(Related: Change, Mistake, Progress)

"Our motto is whenever you make a mistake, do it twice."
- Neil Finn
(Related: Mistake)

"The truth is, I'm proud of the life I've lived so far, and although I've made my share of mistakes, I have no regrets."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Life, Truth, Mistakes)

"Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Decisions, Mistakes)

"Make no mistake; child predation on the Internet is a growing problem."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Mistake, Internet)

"Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Government, Mistake, People, American, Country, Enemy, Party)

"I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic."
- Bridget Fonda
(Related: Mistake, Being, Pretty)

"Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Attention, Kids, Lies, Mistakes, Want)

"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
(Related: Mistakes, Value)

"I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Science, Nature, Mistake, Idea, Character, Blame, Fighting)

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Living, Trying)

"The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Power, Mistake, Failure, Challenge, Germany, World)

"Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Germany, World)

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Mistake, Achievement, May)

"Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Alcohol, Bed, Drugs, Future, Problems, Roses, Ruin)

"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
(Related: Blame, Mistakes)

"Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Love, Character, Mistakes)

"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
(Related: Love, Mistake, Difference, May, Trouble, Will)

"New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a national security liability."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Government, Mistake, National security, Self)

"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
(Related: Life, Mistake, Being, Mistakes)

"If you cast the picture correctly, you have a whole lot of leeway. You can make mistakes in other aspects but pull it off with the right actors."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Actors, Mistakes, Right)

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Fear, Failure, Mistakes, Will)

"The first mistake in public business is the going into it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Business, Mistake, First, Public)

"He that speaks much, is much mistaken."
- Benjamin Franklin
"It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Time, Mistake, Being, Goodness, Man)

"Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Mistake, America)

"America is a mistake, a giant mistake."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Mistake, America)

"There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Mistakes)

"A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Mistake)

"Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Teachers)

"Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Experience, Mistakes)

"I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Mistake, Doubt)

"I love sitting down and talking to people. CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Love, People, Chance, Mistakes, Talking)

"One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Trust, Mistakes)

"Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Mistake)

"Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Mistake, People, Thinking, Wrong)

"Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come."
- Greer Garson
(Related: Money, Life, Mistake, Will)

"The choice is between which mistake is easier to correct: underdoing it or overdoing it."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Mistake, Choice)

"I think it's a mistake if people just fall in love and think that that's the only thing you need to keep you happy. There's a lot more to being with someone than just love."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Love, Mistake, People, Being)

"And you can't make a mistake when you are reading the Torah, so you have men standing around who will correct you if you are reading it incorrectly."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Men, Mistake, Reading, Will)

"It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Father, Mistake, Acting, France, Leaders, President, Wrong, Years)

"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Mistake, People, Opinions, Respect)

"Man is nature's sole mistake."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Man)

"We had to support our player and genuinely felt, like Rio has said, that it was an honest mistake. It is important to know that Manchester United never said, and Rio Ferdinand never said, that a mistake hadn't been made."
- David Gill
(Related: Mistake, Support, United)

"We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period."
- David Gill
(Related: Mistake, Day, Months, Punishment, Regret)

"Whether it is successful or not is not the exercise for me. It is not up to me. It is out of my hands now. I am not going to in two years have hindsight and say I made a big mistake."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Mistake, Successful, Exercise, Hindsight, Now, Years)

"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
(Related: Money, Success, People, Mistakes, Will)

"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Life, Error, Fact, Mistakes)

"No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Man, Mistakes)

"No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Mistakes)

"Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Men, Mistake, Strength, Argument, Feeling, Logic, Mind)

"That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry."
- Joseph Glanvill
(Related: Belief, Possibility, Being, Certainty)

"We tell anybody who asks that we think Apple is making a big mistake by not being compatible."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Mistake, Being)

"It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Mistakes)

"Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Knowledge, Fallibility, Mistakes)

"I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: First, Mistakes, Will)

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
- Al Gore
(Related: Care, May, Mistakes)

"Unfortunately, I've never been mistaken as Johnny Depp."
- Gilbert Gottfried
"There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Disguise, Mistakes, Security)

"A mistake is simply another way of doing things."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Mistake)

"Don't mistake niceness for weakness."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Mistake, Weakness)

"You make a mistake, you keep going."
- Linda Gray
(Related: Mistake)

"I've been doing a lot of learning from mistakes, first and foremost, and building off that."
- William Green
(Related: Building, First, Learning, Mistakes)

"In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake. But that won't work in the new information culture, in the digital world we live in today."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Work, Mistake, Culture, Information, Schools, Today, World)

"While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Time, Mistake, People, American, Debate, Effort, Honor, Iraq, Today, Troops)

"The American people have decided that it was a mistake to choose to go to war in Iraq."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, Mistake, People, American, Iraq)

"If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Work, Danger, Errors, May, Will)

"The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Mistakes, Public, Trying, Will)

"Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families, our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Mistake, Children, Influence, Parents, Teachers)

"When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Work, Mistakes)

"I played with Annika today. I love being paired with her. She does not make many mental mistakes, and she has the ability to repeat her swing over and over and wears people down."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Love, People, Ability, Being, Mistakes, Today)

"It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Mistake, Man)

"I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against terrorism a serious mistake. He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies, and one cannot lead a war against a network if the term war is to retain any definite meaning."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: War, Mistake, Decision, Enemies, Meaning, Network, Terrorism)

"I'd love to see the rushes but it's just not allowed because directors and also a lot of actors feel that if they see their work, and the director likes what they're doing, the actor might try to correct their mistakes."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Love, Work, Actor, Actors, Mistakes)

"Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake."
- Robert Half
(Related: Mistake)

"White Americans today don't know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that's where they made their mistake... they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made."
- Fannie Lou Hamer
(Related: Mistake, Americans, Today, World)

"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Mistake)

"We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise."
- Terry Hands
(Related: History, People, May, Mistakes)

"It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Mistake, Control, Breeding, Conscience, Mankind)

"You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Mistake, Difference, Gold, Now, Past)

"Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Mistake, Canada, Country, Fact, Today)

"The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Beauty, Time, Children, Fact, Lies, Mistakes, Parents, Years)

"And that's the mistake that was made with Steel Pier. Roger was caught between a rock and hard place. It would have cost a couple of million dollars more to take it to Boston or someplace first. So we opened about a month too early."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Mistake, Boston, First)

"All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'."
- Moss Hart
(Related: Mistakes)

"As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending."
- John Hawkes
(Related: Mistake, Actor, Ending, Play)

"If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying."
- Coleman Hawkins
(Related: Mistakes, Trying)

"As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: War, Difference, Mistakes)

"I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Mistake, Crime)

"Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it."
- William Randolph Hearst
(Related: Mistake)

"And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Mother, Thought, Forget, Man, Sexuality)

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Happiness, Love, Disease, Jealousy, Mind, Mistakes)

"Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age."
- Anna Held
(Related: Age, Women, Mistake, Old, Reward)

"We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, America, Mistakes, Past, Want)

"Never mistake motion for action."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Mistake, Action)

"It will never be mistaken for a high school gymnasium or a meeting room in a Midwestern motel."
- Donal Henahan
(Related: Meeting, School, Will)

"The results would have stayed on the watch face until the batteries died. But trying to make time stand still this way would have been a mistake. It is just as important to erase times eventually as to save them at first."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Mistake, First, Results, Trying)

"I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"You learn from your mistakes."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Mistakes)

"When I left HEEP I didn't know what I wanted! It took me a long time to adjust to life away from the band and the only thing I knew was that I didn't want to repeat my mistakes!"
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Life, Time, Want)

"Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health."
- George Herbert
(Related: Health, Love, Mistake, Wealth, Language, Nothing)

"There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation."
- Charles Hermite
(Related: Creation, Mind, Reality, World)

"I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Mistakes, Nation, Spirit, World)

"I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Mistake, Hope, Will)

"The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Congress, Mistakes, Trying)

"There are a lot of factors in the life of an F1 driver which can combine to make you believe that you are somehow above normality. I think that is a mistake to start believing that. But, at the same time, it is important to be confident."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Life, Time, Mistake, Normality)

"Mistakes can be good things, because it is an unexpected thing."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Mistakes)

"I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made."
- James Hillman
(Related: Happiness, Fathers, Founding, Mistakes)

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Action, Mistakes)

"Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Man)

"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.
(Related: Competition, Key, Mistakes)

"Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Coaching, Mistakes, Nothing)

"Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing isn't set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don't have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don't get hit."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Mistake, Boxing, Dancing, Force, Will)

"But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Mistake, Wrong)

"It was an amazing mistake to lose 10p on every copy because your sleeve is so expensive."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Mistake)

"I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

"I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Mistake, Play, Want, Will)

"If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Mistake, Play, Want, Will)

"The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Mistake, Career, Thinking)

"Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Mistake, College)

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Life, Mistake)

"Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Patience)

"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
(Related: Fear, Glory, Mistakes, Past, Reality, Singing)

"That's the mistake women make - you shouldn't see your makeup. We don't want to look like we've made an effort."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Women, Mistake, Effort, Makeup, Want)

"You try to avoid the mistakes you made in the past."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Mistakes, Past)

"I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Hope, Americans, Being, Mistakes, Now, Question, Suffering, Will, Years)

"Third issue, and again I think it is important to note, anyone can make a mistake and any administration can make a mistake once in a while, but this is just a long train of abuses, an unbroken chain of following special interests rather than the health of the American people."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Health, Mistake, People, American)

"I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz."
- David Irving
(Related: Mistake)

"So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Fear, Mistakes)

"We didn't make no mistakes. We didn't make no mistakes."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: Mistakes)

"I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Mistake, Opposition, Understanding)

"Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?"
- Henry James
(Related: Life, Mistake)

"I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don't apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Love, Character, Focus, Mistakes, Nothing, Wrong)

"I didn't get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they'd given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Mistake, Film, Vacation)

"I don't know anyone in the public eye who has not made a mistake and said something in a manner that does not truly reflect their intentions."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Mistake, Eye, Intentions, Public)

"The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mistake, Errors, Fanaticism)

"I made a big mistake of my life."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: Life, Mistake)

"He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Man, Passion, Rain)

"Marriage is a mistake every man should make."
- George Jessel
(Related: Marriage, Mistake, Man)

"I'd like to just be a little bit more open to making mistakes and not worrying about it so much."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Mistakes, Open)

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Mistakes)

"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
(Related: Mistakes)

"I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Mistakes, Theory)

"I made a lot of mistakes out of the ring, but I never made any in it."
- Jack Johnson
(Related: Mistakes)

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Mistake, Thoughts, Man, Wine, Words)

"OK, the wonderful thing about soccer is, a football is a perfectly round object, and it doesn't make mistakes. The player using it makes mistakes. And the more you use it, the less mistakes you make."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Football, Mistakes, Soccer)

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Life, Key, Mistakes, Pain, Right, Suffering, Windows)

"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
(Related: Mistake)

"The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Action, Frustration, Guilt, Living, Mistakes, Sense)

"Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Freedom, Living, Mistakes, Temptation)

"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
(Related: Mistakes, Will)

"Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Action, Intention, Intentions, May, Sin, Wrong)

"Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Experience, Mistake)

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enable you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Experience, Mistake)

"I know a lot of people who are very good at their craft who have learned - people behind the camera - who really have a lot to offer because they know what they're doing, they know what to do, they've made their mistakes."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"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
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)

"Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Heart, America, Judgment, Mistakes, Party, Will)

"I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people.""
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Mistake, People, Decision, Court, Washington, Years)

"Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Mistake)

"We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Peace, Country, Man, Thinking)

"Deep inside, I was hoping I'd win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other's mistakes."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Competition, Deep, Mistakes)

"Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Love, Men, Life, Mistakes)

"But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Mistakes, Spelling, Trouble)

"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
(Related: Genius, Discovery, Errors, Man, Mistakes)

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
(Related: Discovery, Mistakes)

"Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Man, Mistakes)

"There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves."
- Junius
(Related: Politics, Religion, Zeal)

"It is not that you do wrong by design, but that you should never do right by mistake."
- Junius
(Related: Design, Mistake, Right, Wrong)

"A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Mistake, Anxiety, Judgment)

"Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Thought, Decision, Mistakes, Paradox, Perspective, Result)

"People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: People, Historians, Mistakes)

"Ray would be in trouble, he would get drunk, he would try and kill J.R on three different occasions, he would make mistakes with financial affairs, and have various human problems, but he didn't have any mean bones in his body! That was a little bit of what the show was about."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Financial, Mistakes, Problems, Trouble)

"I can look back at stuff I wrote in my early days and squirm at some of the mistakes I made. But we're all learning every day; we never stop. I just hope people keep on liking what I do. That gives me such a kick."
- Paul Kane
(Related: People, Hope, Day, Learning, Mistakes)

"You make mistakes, but I don't have any regrets. I'm the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Work, Life, Deals, Mistakes, Responsibility)

"I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others. Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!"
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"In the past there were various suggestions in the framework of financial and other agreements to benefit with Iran. But Iran interpreted those suggestions in a mistaken way and deceived the international community."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Financial, Community, Past)

"He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we'd done it. Another terrible mistake."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Mistake, Chance, Feet)

"We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace."
- Thomas R. Kelly
(Related: Nature, Peace, Soul, Thought, God, Poverty)

"Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Change, Science, People, Belief)

"Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it's called the Bush Administration."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Mistake, Labor)

"The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning."
- Alexander Kerensky
(Related: People, Beginning, Disillusionment, End, Fatigue, Revolution, Suffering, World)

"I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it."
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Mistakes)

"The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes, and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes you say you bungled this so bad, let's get out of here."
- Bob Kerrey
(Related: Feeling, Mistakes)

"I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Peace, Enemies, May, Soldiers, Want)

"I've made a lot of mistakes. I've bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you."
- Larry King
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"Also, I plan to screw something up on every movie I do so that I can learn from my mistakes and become a better director with each project."
- Richard King
(Related: Mistakes, Project)

"I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Mistake, Virtue, Justice, Salvation)

"I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Mistake, Being, First)

"If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Mistakes)

"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
(Related: Managers, Mistakes, Trying, World)

"Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Mistake, Decision, Being, Example, Saying)

"Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Mistake, Taxation)

"If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don't be middling if you can help it."
- Hildegard Knef
(Related: Help, Mistakes)

"The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few."
- Philip Knight
(Related: America, Mistakes, Trouble)

"People are first and foremost Republicans, first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman, and that is a mistake. It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Man, Republicans, Woman)

"We made some mistakes. We had some managers we didn't like and had to get rid of, and that cost some money. Stuff like that. But overall, we did really well."
- Robby Krieger
(Related: Money, Managers, Mistakes)

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Life, Purpose, Blessings, Events, Mistakes, Silence)

"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Blessings, Events, Mistakes)

"It's a mistake to confuse pity with love."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Love, Mistake, Pity)

"I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Mistake, End, World)

"I also had a mistaken attitude towards certain comrades."
- Bela Kun
(Related: Attitude)

"I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Mistake, Successful, College, Preparation, Productivity, Want)

"I think it was in Moscow last year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John's, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Mistake, Day, Fact, Training)

"Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Advice, May, Mistakes, Wind)

"No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect. It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Mistake, Bible, Spirit, Writer)

"An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve."
- Ring Lardner
(Related: Mistakes)

"A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor."
- Ring Lardner
(Related: Mistake, Self, Temptation, Writers)

"We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral."
- James Larkin
(Related: God, Danger, Duty, Faults, Mistakes)

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Mistake, People, Conscience, Memory)

"I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: War, Mistake, Want)

"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
(Related: God, Life, Opportunity, Vision, Blessings, Mistakes)

"Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Love, Mistake, Man)

"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Courage, Mistakes)

"Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both."
- Daniel De Leon
(Related: Class)

"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Mistakes)

"We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Hope, Choices, Mistakes, Past)

"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Learning, Mistakes, Stability, Will)

"Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Medical, Hospitals, Mistakes, Result)

"A lot of time mistakes are very interesting - you look for the behaviour that's not the one you expect."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Time, Mistakes)

"I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mistakes)

"We can afford almost any mistake once."
- Joe E. Lewis
(Related: Mistake)

"It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Mistake, Act)

"Look at the United States today. We have made mistakes in the past. We have had shortcomings. We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Future, Mistakes, Past, states, Today, United)

"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)

"It didn't get into Sundance although I showed a rough cut which is a mistake to all filmmakers out there."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Mistake)

"There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet. He can pick up miles on his feet, and fling 'em behind him as fast as the next man's hoss, I don't care where he comes from. And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Mistake, Care, Feet, Man, Sun)

"Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse."
- James Longstreet
(Related: War, Mistake, Accidents, Battle, Being, Troops, Wilderness)

"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
(Related: Life, Mistakes, Play, Self, Years)

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Mistake, School)

"I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes."
- Marie Louise
(Related: Admiration, Blind, Mistakes, Past, Will)

"You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Mistake, May, Right, Wrong)

"Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Being, Mistakes)

"The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Mistake, Country, Garden, Kids, Teaching)

"The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Ability, Mistakes, Succeed, Want)

"No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Thought, Knowledge, Ideas, May, Trying)

"The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision."
- John Major
(Related: Mistake, Decision)

"I had no idea how difficult Sondheim's music would be. All through the rehearsals, I kept flubbing. There were so many tempo changes. I could never get through the opening number without any mistakes. One day, I went up to Hal Prince and offered to leave the show. He laughed it off. He said, "Don't be silly. That's why we have tryouts.""
- Mako
(Related: Music, Idea, Day, Mistakes, Silly)

"I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"Everybody said Peyton Place would be a mistake."
- Dorothy Malone
(Related: Mistake)

"You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Mistakes)

"Mistakes in themselves are unavoidable."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Mistakes)

"A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Emotion, Machine, Mistakes, Passion, Perfection)

"One of the advantages of not having a record contract is that you can make your own mistakes, you don't need somebody else to organize them for you."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Mistakes)

"I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don't believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It's not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: Life, Work, Bed, Mistakes, Problems, Roses)

"I like them all - I don't always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they're decent."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Heart, Mistakes)

"We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Money, Mistakes)

"Many people mistakenly think a new technology cancels out an old one."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Technology, People, Old)

"I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Business, Mistake)

"And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church - and people in Church history - and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake."
- Walter Martin
(Related: History, Mistake, People, Church, Credibility, Sin)

"I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Famous, Mistakes, Wrong)

"But people who think they can project themselves into deafness are mistaken because you can't. And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's whole life is like I even mean just realizing what it is like for an instant."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Life, People, Project, Talking)

"I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I'm good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Dream, Being, Fantasy, France, Italy, Language)

"Hopefully as a country, that we learn from our mistakes of the past."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Country, Mistakes, Past)

"Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Marriage, Mistake, Habit)

"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Being, Gay, Regret, Youth)

"I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Youth)

"The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Mistake, Fear, Living, Will)

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Man, Mistakes, Profit)

"Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice."
- William J. Mayo
(Related: Mistake, Man)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"They all went into the bar business. Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the merchandise and it set them back, set us all back. Well, them more than I."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Business, Mistake)

"But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they're fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Time, Information, Mistakes, Now)

"Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Mistake, People, Beliefs, Injustice, Thinking)

"A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Progress, Mistakes)

"A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Mistake, People, Kindness, Nothing, Will)

"I knew I wanted to play "Dr Cox" really bad, which is always a huge mistake because as soon as you want something really bad, maybe you rip up a little bit."
- John C. McGinley
(Related: Mistake, Play, Want)

"The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity."
- George McGovern
(Related: Identity)

"Well I think it has always been a mistake to reduce the peace process in Ireland to a decommissioning process."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Peace, Mistake, Ireland)

"I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone. I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the vocal or it will sound mechanical. There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Being, Feeling, Mistakes, Singing, Songs, Sound, Will)

"The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: First, Immortality, Press, Printing, Shakespeare)

"Mistakes show us what we need to learn."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Mistakes)

"To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Mistake, May, Mistakes)

"People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: People, Heart, First, Thinking, Will)

"I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can't help but grow. That's not to say you don't make mistakes or make bad choices, but that's part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Art, Love, Choices, Help, Mistakes)

"To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Love, Mistake, State, Woman)

"I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Change, Life, Mistakes)

"Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Mistakes)

"Consider every mistake you do make as an asset."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Mistake)

"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
(Related: Life, Mistake)

"I don't think the game should be perfect. It's 95 percent mistakes out there - you have to work with 10 players on your side and another 11 against you. It's a crazy, chaotic game."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Work, Mistakes)

"I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Mistake, Ability, Being, Freedom, Mistakes, Saying)

"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Advice, Attention, Mistakes)

"I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Mistake, Hope, Self)

"When you back off, it's easier to do mistakes. For me it's better to ski fast."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Mistakes, Ski)

"In some ways, that's the story of my season - when I wasn't making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Winning, Being, Mistakes)

"I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone."
- Sal Mineo
"I think I made a mistake once... yeah... it was only once."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Mistake)

"There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Mistake, Name)

"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: Mistakes, Tomorrow)

"We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: Future, Mistakes, Regret)

"It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Work, Mistake, Job, Tension)

"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
(Related: Courage, Being, Mistakes, Order, Pain, Practice)

"Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice."
- Akio Morita
(Related: Mistake)

"Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Life, Mistakes)

"If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes."
- George Muller
(Related: God, Heart, Mistakes, Word)

"I went to Second City, where you learned to make the other actor look good so you looked good and National Lampoon, where you had to create everything out of nothing, and SNL, where you couldn't make any mistakes, and you learned what collaboration was."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Actor, Collaboration, Mistakes, Nothing)

"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Mistake, Obligation)

"Your best teacher is your last mistake."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Mistake)

"If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum."
- Holly Near
(Related: Intelligence, Wisdom, Mistakes)

"Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling."
- Holly Near
(Related: Force, Mistakes)

"When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this."
- Holly Near
(Related: Opportunity, Mistakes)

"People love to hear the mistakes you've made."
- Holly Near
(Related: Love, People, Mistakes)

"Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong."
- Richard J. Needham
(Related: People, Difference, Mistakes)

"Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Mistake, Enemy, Gentlemen)

"Woman was God's second mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: God, Mistake, Woman)

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Life, Music, Mistake)

"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Mistake, Career, Company, Driving, Force, Job, Jobs, Security)

"I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good."
- Bill Nighy
(Related: Bed)

"We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Mistakes)

"Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose of fiscal conservatism in Washington, D.C."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Mistake, Conservatism, Now, Washington)

"AS for all those mistakes I make - they are on purpose - to teach you how to deal with them."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Purpose, Mistakes)

"The game of golf doesn't come rushing back to you. Last week I made a couple of fundamental mistakes that I probably wouldn't have made in the heat of the battle back when I was in my heyday, and those things have got to come back."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Battle, Golf, Mistakes)

"I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Mistake, People, Beginning, Revolution, Race)

"I don't think anyone should pick a candidate for any office based solely on gender. That would be, I believe, a mistake."
- Jim Nussle
(Related: Mistake, Gender, Office)

"I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Mistake, Values, Baby, Daughters, First, Morals, Old, Want, Years)

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)

"My passion and energy get mistaken for anger."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Anger, Energy, Passion)

"All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter."
- Jamie Oliver
(Related: Food, Time, Mistakes)

"Mistakes were made is something we heard back in '92, and that has sort of been the Clinton administration's mantra. I can't imagine that Al Gore is going to pick up that statement and carry it through the next election."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Mistakes)

"So many of today's programs are about trophies and jackets, and we think that's a big mistake."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Mistake, Today)

"The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Mistake, Being)

"People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Computers, People, Mistakes, Will, Wrong)

"You may make some mistakes-but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Nature, God, May, Mistakes)

"God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Mistake)

"And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever."
- Jim Otto
(Related: Mistakes)

"The plays I remember are the plays I made a mistake."
- Jim Otto
(Related: Mistake)

"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
(Related: Mistakes, Questions)

"My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort."
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(Related: Health, Mistake, People, Comfort, Culture, Independence)

"Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Life, Mistake, Trying)

"The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Mistake, People, Acting, Direction, Friends)

"I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Mistake, People, Hope, Fans)

"The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Power, Religion, Mistake, Control, Army, Turkey)

"So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Choices, Mistakes)

"Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Fate, Mistakes)

"Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Mistake, Fate)

"Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Mistake, Circumstances, First, Living, Right, Will)

"As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand."
- James Payn
(Related: Mistake, Man, Will)

"I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script."
- Alexander Payne
(Related: Idea, Film, Mistakes, Spelling)

"We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Errors, Mistakes)

"It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Change, Peace, Mistake, People, Cooperation, Ideals, World)

"I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones."
- John Peel
(Related: Mistakes)

"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
(Related: Mistake, Help)

"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."
- Claude Pepper
(Related: Mistake, Politicians, Thinking)

"Most of the people who get off at our exit get off by mistake. They thought it was Exit 57."
- Tom Perkins
(Related: Thought, Mistake, People)

"Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes."
- Ross Perot
(Related: People, Creativity, Earth, Mistakes, Want)

"Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: War)

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: Chance, May, Mistakes)

"Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Mistakes, Risk)

"Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Failure, Coaching, Mistakes)

"Suppose you were working at your job one day, and you made a little mistake. Then all of a sudden a red light went on over your desk, and fifteen thousand people stood up and yelled at you that you sucked?"
- Jacques Plante
(Related: Mistake, People, Day, Job, Light)

"How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?"
- Jacques Plante
(Related: Mistake, People, Job, Light)

"To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."
- Plutarch
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Errors, Future, Man, Mistakes)

"In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen."
- William Pollard
(Related: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)

"The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Mistake, Prejudice)

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
- John Powell
(Related: Mistake, Nothing)

"Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake."
- Steve Powers
(Related: Mistake, Knowledge, Television, World)

"The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Mistake)

"A great many people mistake opinions for thought."
- Herbert V. Prochnow
(Related: Thought, Mistake, People, Opinions)

"Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Mistake, Chance, Results)

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Care, May, Mistakes)

"A free people, free to believe as we wish, free to speak our minds, free to raise our children as we see fit, will, make no mistake about it, endure."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Mistake, People, Children, Will)

"Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions."
- Sam Rayburn
(Related: Mistake, Congress, Decisions)

"I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it."
- Ann Richards
(Related: Mistake, People, Responsibility)

"I had come to regard the U.S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Mistake, Nations, Rejection, Senate)

"You grow up by making mistakes. I've made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better, I don't mind."
- Joely Richardson
(Related: Mind, Mistakes)

"However, before we make the mistake of patting ourselves on the back, let's remember: government does not create jobs. It only helps create the conditions that make jobs more or less likely. The real credit for our economic renewal belongs to the people of Alabama ."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, Mistake, People, Credit, Jobs)

"I just did in my early twenties what most did when they were teenagers, being free and exploring and making mistakes, but I did it in France. I did it privately."
- Molly Ringwald
(Related: Being, France, Mistakes, Teenagers)

"I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal. When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble because Scarlett is not my kind of person. She's virtually illiterate, has no taste, never learns from her mistakes."
- Alexandra Ripley
(Related: Mistakes, Taste, Trouble, Writing)

"If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake."
- George Ripley
(Related: Mistake, Glory, Literary, Radical, Will)

"A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Man, Mistakes, Questions, Sleep, Woman)

"We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes."
- Mickey Rivers
(Related: Mistakes, Right)

"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
(Related: Mistake, Television)

"Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man."
- Jake Roberts
(Related: Time, Truth, Hope, Being, Kids, Man, Mistakes)

"But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Home, Mistake, Democracy, Surrender, Tyranny)

"The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Man)

"Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran, that we can't make the same mistakes. We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before, not afterwards, and get the right intelligence."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes, Questions, Right)

"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
- Gene Roddenberry
(Related: God, Logic, Mistakes, Question)

"They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who's investigating the two women."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Women, Mistake, Now, Wrong)

"One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved."
- Romain Rolland
(Related: Life, Mistake, Mistakes)

"We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Feeling, Mistakes)

"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Mistake, Man)

"Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause, are led to support injustice."
- Elihu Root
(Related: People, Cause, Injustice, Support)

"The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Belief, Confidence, Conviction, Illusion, May, Past, Result)

"Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Movies, Mistake, People, Years)

"One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Time, Hope, Film, Mistakes, Will, World)

"I try not to make the same mistakes today that I made yesterday."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Mistakes, Today, Yesterday)

"Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Help, Mistakes, Visit)

"It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Mistakes)

"If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Delay, Mistakes, President)

"In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Mistakes, Pride)

"Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Women, Mistake, Open, Thinking)

"Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize."
- Valentine de Saint-Point
(Related: Women, Mistake, Feminism, Instinct, Intellect, Will)

"In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win. Not in golf. I played three rounds in that Tahoe event, and I was drained. Mentally, not physically."
- Pete Sampras
(Related: Golf, Mistakes, Tennis)

"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Wisdom, Defeat, Laughter)

"I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Life, Mistake, Grammar)

"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 nurturing family."
- Virginia Satir
(Related: Family, Feelings, Communication, Mistakes, Open, Rules, Worth)

"Mistakes are not always the result of someone's ineptitude."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Mistakes, Result)

"Start in a small TV station so you can make all of your embarrassing mistakes early and in front of fewer people!"
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Mistakes)

"It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat."
- Jim Saxton
(Related: Mistake, Act, Opinion, Protection)

"I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days."
- Dick Schaap
(Related: Cliches, Mistakes, Writing)

"It's a mistake to assume that Islamists always come from the slums. Indeed, many come from affluent families but for some reason just couldn't manage to integrate into Western society, even though they had good opportunities for advancement."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Society, Mistake, Reason)

"The first, that their pretensions to this possession of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded; and the second, that they are involved in a profound mistake in their confusion of the good with the pleasant."
- Friedrich Schleiermacher
(Related: Art, Mistake, Confusion, First, Possession)

"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Time, Books, Buying)

"At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is objective and independent. And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Time, Mistake, Justice, Law, Now, World)

"Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Mistake, Inaction)

"In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world, anyone is going to make certain mistakes. The mistakes that have been made on homeland security, on protecting our Nation from another terrorist attack, are mistakes of omission. We are simply not doing enough."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Mistakes, Nation, Post, Security, World)

"I have a hard time retaining the lines. Even on set I make mistakes but I'm okay with that."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Time, Mistakes)

"Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs."
- Martha Scott
(Related: Mistake, Dogs, Will)

"An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Idea, Execution, Mistakes, Will)

"I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances."
- John Sculley
(Related: Mistakes)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Day, Detail, Evaluate, Mistakes, Night, Sleep)

"Make no mistake about why these babies are here - they are here to replace us."
- Jerry Seinfeld
(Related: Mistake, Babies)

"There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Time, Confusion, World)

"Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Arguments, Justification, Mistakes, Value, Want, Will)

"What you really remember at the beginning was that you have to throw a budget together. We made some terrible mistakes at the beginning in my own budget that took us at least a year to catch up on."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: Beginning, Mistakes)

"The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Mistake, Man, Poverty, Sound)

"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Success, Time, Mistakes)

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Life, Mistakes, Nothing)

"Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Mistakes)

"We're kind of defined by our mistakes."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Mistakes)

"I'd rather not pinpoint my mistakes."
- Ally Sheedy
(Related: Mistakes)

"Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Fame, Training)

"All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Mistakes, Worth, Youth)

"I therefore believe that our system does not have a word for failed trial, and that is where the American public does not realize that our criminal justice system sometimes makes mistakes."
- Sam Sheppard
(Related: American, Justice, Mistakes, Public, Word)

"In show business, if you make a mistake, you can do it over again."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Business, Mistake)

"I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Mistake)

"Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Mistake, Possibility, Authority, Liberty, Literary, Religious, Saying)

"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
(Related: Depression, Future, Grief, Mind, Mistakes, Past, Regret, Will)

"All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Men, Mistakes)

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Circumstances, May, Trying)

"He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Mistake, Discovery)

"We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Mistake, Discovery, Will)

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Wisdom, Success, Mistake, Failure, Discovery, Will)

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Men, Mistake, Success, Failure, Advice, Example, Study, Succeed)

"Every human being makes mistakes."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Being, Mistakes)

"The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Mistakes, Nothing)

"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Mistakes, Nothing)

"Is your remarkably sexist drivel intentional, or just some horrible mistake?"
- Yeardley Smith
(Related: Mistake)

"Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists, Mistakes)

"It is a common mistake these days to politicize anything and everything, including music."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Music, Mistake)

"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... 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."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Truth, Emotions, Mistakes)

"I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Choice, May, World)

"I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy go back to Tommy's old apartment. It was a big mistake. I hope not to be in the next movie I direct."
- Barry Sonnenfeld
(Related: Father, Mistake, Hope, Old, Play, Will)

"The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Democracy, Leaders, Mistakes, News, Political leaders, Self)

"I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy - that's what the Democratic party ought to reach for."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Mistake, Democrats, Liberalism, Party, Running)

"Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes."
- George Soros
(Related: Being, Mistakes, Shame, Understanding, Wrong)

"Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Vision, Attention, Facts, Mistakes, Will)

"I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model - because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I'm offstage, I'm just like everybody else."
- Britney Spears
(Related: People, Inspiration, Mistakes)

"If I'm not mistaken, I think Data was the comic relief on the show."
- Brent Spiner
"The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Mistake, Conscience, Voice)

"Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity."
- Barbara Stanwyck
(Related: Egotism)

"I'm still going to make mistakes, but I don't have any problems with publicly professing my faith now. It just took me a long time to get to the right place in my relationship with Christ."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Faith, Time, Christ, Mistakes, Now, Problems, Right)

"No charges have been filed by the L.A. district attorney's office, and for that I am appreciative. I have said it before, but we all make mistakes, and the day will come soon enough where you no longer read of mine in the tabloids."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Day, Mistakes, Office, Will)

"You can sell millions of records, be showered with all this love and admiration and still feel despised and unwanted. That's what I felt. I've made a lot of mistakes I'm not proud of."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Love, Admiration, Mistakes)

"When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Mistake, News)

"I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We're shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Mistake, Dance, Day, First, Party, Past)

"It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Mistake)

"They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Mistake, Being, Youth)

"I made a classic mistake. I held out for something better."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Mistake)

"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
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Knowledge, Mistakes)

"It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things."
- Anne Sullivan
(Related: Mistake, Children, Desire, Discrimination, Nonsense, Observation)

"You sit there waiting for the RED LIGHT to go on. You could be sitting there for five minutes, waiting, while the producer talks to the engineer. Then the light goes on you know that you mustn't make a mistake for at least 4 minutes."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Mistake, Light, Waiting)

"All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others."
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
(Related: Mistakes, Nations)

"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
(Related: Dumb, Fault, Mistakes, Woman, Years)

"You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big non mistake isn't he? He just got everything right really."
- Janet Suzman
(Related: Mistake, Mistakes, Right, Shakespeare)

"It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Echo, Folly, London, Voice)

"There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Mistake, Will)

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Men, Religion, Science, Mistake, Magic, Medicine, Now)

"The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Mistake, Conversation, Right, Talk)

"He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: History, Mistakes, Past, Study)

"Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: History, Mistakes, Past, Study)

"He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection."
- Terence
(Related: Mistake, Affection, Authority, Force)

"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Love, Work, Mistake, People, Vocation)

"Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom."
- Phyllis Theroux
(Related: Wisdom, Mistakes)

"We are built to make mistakes, coded for error."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Error, Mistakes)

"To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)

"We've made some mistakes in this country in times past - the Korean conflict proceeding that, some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War, where we were ambiguous as to what we would do."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: War, Conflict, Country, Mistakes, Past)

"We tried to avoid, you know, records. We were told over and over that was probably the most serious mistake and the reason was the system would never catch on, because we didn't have records."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Mistake, Reason)

"Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Consequences, Culture, Now)

"I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Excuses, Mistakes, Woman)

"People mistake their limitations for high standards."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Mistake, People, Limitations)

"If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Time, Mistakes)

"If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Time, Mistakes)

"Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken."
- Donald Trump
"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Mistake, Character, Error, Errors, Judgment, Mistakes, Self)

"People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress."
- Dale Turner
(Related: People, Progress, Adventure, Boldness, Mistakes, Spirit)

"Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Success, Wisdom, Error, Future, Mistakes, Past)

"The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Mistake, Nothing)

"My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Forgiveness, Desire, Mistakes)

"On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Politics, Creativity, Mistakes, Mountains, Wilderness)

"It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next."
- Brenda Ueland
(Related: Mistakes)

"Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Success, Mistake, Failure, Key)

"The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Nature, People, Democracy, Mistakes, Problems, Right)

"Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Thought, Mistakes)

"Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Writer)

"There's always reasons to make mistakes. Because then you do new mistakes next time. So they're beautiful mistakes."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Time, Mistakes)

"When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Mistake, Cause, Software, Will)

"I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Mistake, Abortion, Support)

"It's like first grade where you make all your mistakes and people see it and yet some people see that there's something there that's really valuable. That's the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing."
- Tom Verlaine
(Related: People, First, Mistakes, Years)

"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Science, Truth, Mistakes)

"There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: History, Mistakes, Nothing)

"I do not pretend to know precisely what is on foot there; but I think it pretty evident that there is a very free communication between that country and this body, and unless I am greatly mistaken, I see the dwarfish medium by which that communication is kept up."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Body, Communication, Country, Pretty)

"You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Mistakes, Past)

"There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Mistakes)

"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Experience, Mistakes, Years)

"The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win."
- George Wald
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Competition, World)

"Maybe the mistakes have looked worse because they led to goals."
- Ian Walker
(Related: Goals, Mistakes)

"I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Mistakes, Wrong)

"You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future."
- An Wang
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Future, Risk, Succeed, Will)

"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Maturity, Mistakes)

"If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don't worry about it, that's the way we learn."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Mistake, Heart, Worry)

"Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Mistake, First, Legislators)

"It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man, May, State)

"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Experience, Mistake, Company, Fire, Training, Want)

"You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Success, Failure, Mistakes)

"Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Calamity, Mistakes, Present)

"I don't listen to my own records a lot. Once in a while - to check out my mistakes. Because you can always see a spot or two in the record where you could have done better. So you more or less study this way."
- Ben Webster
(Related: Mistakes, Study)

"You made a lot of mistakes, and you wrote a lot of crap. But it was all part of the learning process."
- Cynthia Weil
(Related: Learning, Mistakes)

"If a person is not willing to make a mistake, you're never going to do anything right."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Mistake, Right)

"And learn that when you do make a mistake, you'll surface that mistake so you can get it corrected, rather than trying to hide it and bury it, and it becomes a much bigger mistake, and maybe a fatal mistake."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Mistake, Trying)

"Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes."
- Len Wein
(Related: Art, Eyes, Mistakes, Posterity, Right)

"We always make the mistake in the United States of America in Democratic or Republican administrations alike is we tend to embrace the despot that's least troublesome to us. That should not be the way we view things."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Mistake, America, Republican, states, United)

"Last Friday night, I Twitted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted to Twitter I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story, to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Mistake, Night, Woman)

"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
(Related: People, Actions, Hurt, Judgment, Mistakes)

"I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Wife, Apology, Embarrassment, Mistakes, Neighbors, Today)

"I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them."
- Arabella Weir
(Related: Mistakes)

"I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Success, Mistakes)

"It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Mistakes)

"So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set."
- Vanna White
(Related: Home, Mistake, Television)

"A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal."
- William Allen White
(Related: Mistake, Learning)

"I only came to serve you, and if you think otherwise, I must let you know that you are mistaken."
- Jonathan Wild
"I didn't spend much time in America, which probably was a mistake. To someone else, having a number one in America would be enough to get them touring."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Time, Mistake, America)

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Experience, Mistakes, Name)

"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
(Related: People, Common sense, Mistakes)

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."
- Billy Wilder
(Related: Trust, Instinct, Mistakes)

"I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake, you're not going to make much progress."
- Maurice Wilkins
(Related: Mistake, Progress)

"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
(Related: Mistake, Man)

"There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game."
- Ted Williams
(Related: Baseball, Mistakes, Saying)

"When you lose, you're more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything."
- Venus Williams
(Related: Mistakes)

"Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Experience, Mistake)

"In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake about insisting on a public school monopoly."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Mistake, Public, School)

"We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Science, Education, Mistake, Giving, Study)

"Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Logic, Mistakes, Sense)

"There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Career, Film, Mistakes, Woman)

"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Man, Mistakes)

"My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road."
- Beatrice Wood
(Related: Life, Mistakes, Road)

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
- John Wooden
(Related: Positive, Mistakes)

"Never mistake activity for achievement."
- John Wooden
(Related: Mistake, Achievement)

"Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Americans, Country, Error, Nixon)

"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Home, First, Mistakes)

"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Clients, Mistakes)

"When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" I said "No, I made a few mistakes.""
- Steven Wright
(Related: Girlfriend, Mistakes, Sleep)

"A bachelor is a man who never makes the same mistake once."
- Ed Wynn
(Related: Mistake, Man)

"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
(Related: History, Development, Errors, Mistakes, Options, Problems, Russia)

"I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Peace, Mistake, Stress)

"It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Government, Mistake, Policy, Court, Future)

"I think making mistakes is as inevitable as receiving disappointments."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Disappointments, Mistakes)

"I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive."
- Neil Young
(Related: Music, Mistake)