Quotes and Sayings about Mistakes



"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)

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

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

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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