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200 Mistakes Quotes That’ll Help You Learning From Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes because nobody is perfect. The important thing is to realize the mistakes you’ve made and learn from them so you can make better decisions in the future.

Here are 200 of the most inspiring mistakes quotes I could find. Let these mistake quotes encourage you to accept, learn and move on from the mistakes you have made. Be inspired by the words of others regarding errors you have made.

200 Mistakes Quotes

“Making mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then?” – Simone Elkeles

“You are a man! For you know how to say, ‘I was wrong!’” – Charles de Gaulle

“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

“When someone admits a mistake, they should be appreciated for their honesty and not be frowned upon.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Self-development will help you better yourself, and it’ll allow you to make way fewer mistakes, helping your business to grow and survive.” – Monica Bell

“If we treat everything as an experiment, every result is useful.” – Jack Butcher

“Mistakes are a part of being human. 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

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

“You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that’s the truth.” – Jane Fonda

“Some mistakes have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You have the choice not to let that happen.” – Jojo Moyes

“It is part of human nature always to judge others very severely, and when the wind turns against us, always to find an excuse for our misdeeds or to blame someone else for our mistakes.” – Paulo Coelho

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – L.M. Montgomery

“I don’t forgive people because I am weak. I forgive them because I am strong enough to know that everyone makes mistakes.” – Author Unknown

“We make our mistakes, we fall yet we learn something new and we rise again. That’s the design of humanity, this is our destiny.” – Angelina Talpa

“I’m afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can’t be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.” – Terry Goodkind

“We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.” – Alison Croggon

“Learning from other people’s mistakes is much more pleasant.” – Charlie Munger

“We are all mere mortals and making mistakes is part of living a long active life. Yet, we still should be able to learn from those who have come before us.” – Mike Finley

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

“Mistakes can help us to fine tune our skills, learn better ways of doing things, and get our priorities straight.” – Angela Agranoff

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.” – Confucius

“Learning to stand on your own feet comes by making right decisions and by overcoming mistakes.” – Robert Mitchell

“An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“My biggest mistake was thinking I shouldn’t show my mistakes. I learned I should.” – Jack Dorsey

“Better make mistakes than faking perfections.” – Paulo Coelho

“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“For every mistake that you learn from you will save thousands of similar mistakes in the future, so if you treat mistakes as learning opportunities that yield rapid improvements you should be excited by them. But if you treat them as bad things, you will make yourself and others miserable, and you won’t grow.” – Ray Dalio

“Mistakes are to be learned from. What successful people never do is punish themselves by reliving their mistakes over and over again by thinking of them.” – Gwen Stapleton

“If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you may have of making mistakes.” – John C. Maxwell

“Never ever believe that each task must be done perfectly. We are humans and we all are bound to make mistakes, whether a few or many, little or big, or rarely or frequently.” – Lindsay J. Hallie

“Many people make the mistake of basing the quality of their own successes on other people’s standards and expectations. You’ll achieve far more personal satisfaction trying to impress yourself than you will trying to impress someone else.” – Kory Livingstone

“Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made.” – Cindy Cashman

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a mistake.” – Frank Wilczek

“Your mistakes should be your motivation, not your excuses.”

“Yet one thing that I have learned over time is that when you make a mistake, recognize it, admit to it and figure out why the mistake was made. Then do everything in your power to avoid making the same mistake again.” – Dr. Marshall Hennington

“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

“It is okay to experience painful, sharp pain from time to time. You will need it to become a better pencil. The most important part of you will always been what’s on the inside. You will make mistakes, everyone does, but that’s why pencils have erasers. You can always make a change. Lastly, make your mark and continue to write, never give up.” – Amy Hughes

“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

“Failing to admit a small mistake is the surest way to make a big one.” – Johnny Uzan

“If you make a mistake, be big enough to admit to the mistake. People will think much better if you make an admission after a mistake.” – Keith Boyer; Matt Riley

“You see, the best thing about wrong decisions is that they don’t prevent you from making the right decisions later on. It’s harder, but it’s not impossible.” – Siobhan Vivian

“Imperfection is not our personal problem – it is a natural part of existing.” – Tara Brach

“Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes.” – Criss Jami

“We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake – a learning experience or a failure.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to admit that sometimes they’re just assholes who screw up because they don’t expect to get caught.” – Karen M. McManus

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstien

“Fools say they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others’ experience.” – Otto von Bismarck

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.” – Werner Heisenberg

“We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” – Curtis Sittenfeld

“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

“Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? – L.M. Montgomery

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.” – James Russell Lowell

“The real challenge is holding yourself to a higher standard and simultaneously not punishing yourself for the occasional mistake.” – Yung Pueblo

“You shouldn’t expect to fail, but you should plan for failure. The fastest way to get back on track is to know what to do when you’re off it.” – James Clear

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

“The biggest mistake in executing change successfully is to switch into a program without encouraging enough excitement and sense for importance of this issue to the employees.” – Max Cesar King

“Mistakes arm you with new knowledge that you can bring to the situation.” – Tom Meitner

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” – Sophocles

“Probably the biggest thing you can do for yourself when you are trying to learn a new skill is give yourself permission to be imperfect. You are going to make mistakes when you first start, and you may find that you goof up in embarrassing times, but that is no reason to not see it through.” – Adrienne Stevens

“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.” – Albert Einstein

“What type of language do you use with yourself when you notice some flaw or make a mistake – do you insult yourself, or do you take a more kind and understanding tone?” – Kristin Neff

“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

“Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson.” – James Fenimore Cooper

“I 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.” – Kim Kardashian

“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” – Denis Waitley

“One of the biggest mistakes executives make is thinking they can steamroll diversity and inclusion initiatives.” – Serilda Summers-McGee

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.” – Elbert Hubbard

“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

“True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.” – Seth Brown

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” – Tallulah Bankhead

“One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best-advised decision.” – Winston Churchill

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

“Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies.” – Robert Greene

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“You can spend the entire second half of your life recovering from the mistakes of the first half.” – Saul Bellow

“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

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

“I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that sets us on the path that we’re meant to be on.” – Jay Ellis

“One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” – Joyce Meyer

“If you feel that you have made a mistake, you don’t try to undo the past or the present, but you just accept where you are and work from there.” – Chögyam Trungpa

“Beloveds, don’t be afraid to admit when you’re wrong. It is okay to make a mistake.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Dare mighty things.” – NASA

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.” – Tryon Edwards

“I used to give myself an incredibly hard time inside my own head. If I made a mistake it wasn’t just a question of noting and adjusting. No. My mind would be off; criticizing, prophesying doom and failure and generally beating myself up.” – Jenny Clift

“Being able to spot mistakes and communicate clearly on how to improve is a core managerial skill that will enhance employee performance efficiency.” – Steve Gold

“Recognise your own shortcomings and be prepared to learn quickly, including from your mistakes. If you don’t jump into the deep end at some point, you will never learn to swim.” – George Ilian

“The moment we learn to forgive ourselves for mistakes and look forward is the moment when we will better manage our emotional state.” – Nicole Smith

“Being wrong isn’t a bad thing like they teach you in school. It is an opportunity to learn something.” – Richard Feynman

“The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.” – Tryon Edwards

“Your worst mistakes are your biggest blessings.”

“You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more.” – Aretha Franklin

“People have the right to make their own decisions, even if they’re making a mistake.” – Scott Curran

“If you insist on disavowing that which is ugly about what you do, you will never learn from your mistakes.” – Cassandra Clare

“If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. Instead we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discern whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.” – Robert Greene

“Nothing in this life will ever make sense to me but I can’t help but try to collect the change and hope it’s enough to pay for our mistakes.” – Tahereh Mafi

“The greatest mistake you can make is to believe that you have to do everything on your own power. Do not assume that asking for help or guidance is to admit defeat. In fact, it is just the opposite. To ask for help or to accept help to accomplish a goal is to also ingrain into your own spirit that you will help others over obstacles or hurdles as well.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

“We are very good lawyers for our own mistakes, and very good judges for the mistakes of others.” – Paulo Coelho

“Stop flogging yourself over the past mistakes and hurtful memories of the past.” – Kellie Sullivan

“I don’t believe I have the ability to say what is going to work. Rather, I try to eliminate what’s not going to work. I think being successful is just about not making mistakes. It’s not about having correct judgment. It’s about avoiding incorrect judgments.” – Naval Ravikant

“So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that’s where you will find success. On the far side of failure.” – Thomas J. Watson

“It’s better to fail than procrastinate.” – Sahil Lavingia

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.” – Daniel Dennett

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

“The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Missing once is an accident.” – Missing twice is the start of a new habit.” – James Clear

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C.S. Lewis

“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” – Daniel Kahneman

“Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” – Stephanie Perkins

“You want failures to be small and informational. Silicon Valley does very well. It knows how to use failure as a tool for improvement.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Most people claim that they feel like they’re trapped in a rat race, without an exit. While we can all feel this way from time to time, it’s important to know that there is a way out.” – Debeena Harris

“My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” – Oscar Wilde

“The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies.” – Voltaire

“It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it.” – Jodi Picoult

“A mistake is simply the price they pay to achieve success. Mistakes are the stepping stones to success.” – John C. Maxwell

“Good people make mistakes and hurt others – then they learn from their mistakes and TRY not to make them again.” – Bob Anderson

“Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Mistakes are a sign of trying, and it is always better to try and fail than to fail to try.” – Robert Washington

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” – Brené Brown

“If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.” – Amit Kalantri

“Admitting to a mistake means refusing to use other people as scape-goats to avoid responsibility but rather courageously owning up to every single one of them.” – T. Whitmore

“When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won’t one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.” – Jean Rostand

“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 Needham

“It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

“Never interrupt an opponent when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“As humans, we’re going to make mistakes. It’s what makes us human, and most of the time, the most effective way of learning is from a mistake.” – Nash Grier

“By failing, a lesson can be learned. One can learn to avoid the mistake that caused the failure.” – Glen Mizrahi

“One of the most common mistakes individuals make is attempting to cram in so many relaxing activities that they only become more stressed and exhausted.” – Jamaal Watson

“People who work for a living make mistakes. Always remember this. People who pride themselves on making no decisions or any mistakes probably are not very valuable to you.” – Steven Rosenthal

“To invent and to fail are one and the same, you cannot have one without the other.” – Jeff Bezos

“Honesty and maturity are two key factors that separate those people who can successfully change their lives and those who are destined to continually repeat the same mistakes over and over again.” – Sarah Devnil

“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.” – Giacomo Casanova

“Individuals rarely admit mistakes. Groups never do.” – Naval Ravikant

“Most people tend to move on from their mistakes without looking back, but this just deprives them the opportunity to carry out the crucial exercise of understanding what went wrong.” – Rupert Johnson

“If you are afraid to learn from your mistakes, you will more than likely keep repeating them.” – Robert Greene

“The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God.” – Rick Warren

“Failure is more likely to trigger reflection than success. Reflection, not experience, is the key to learning.” – Shane Parrish

“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” – Brandon Mull

“Even if I’m talking about something that’s negative, I look at it as putting my mistakes out there for people to learn from it.” – Juice Wrld

“So what if you make mistakes? That’s what it means to be human and that’s how you learn to become better.” – Amy Pendergrass

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“Making a wrong decision is better than no decision at all. In the latter, you make zero progress. In the former, you fail, learn, and grow.” – Preethi Kasireddy

“The mistake I made, was the same as many others, was to limit my thinking and still continue to believe I am still who I once was.” – Sam Rivers

“There are no mistakes, no coincidence. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“We are all flawed. Every one of us. And believe me, we’ve all made mistakes. You’ve just got to take a good hard look at yourself, change what needs to be changed, and move on.” – Lauren Myracle

“Learning requires failure. Failure requires safety.” – James Clear

“You’re the same as you were yesterday and the day before. Nothing has changed. Not really. Forget what troubles you. Regret nothing, but learn from any mistakes you make. Tomorrow will be a brighter day, I promise.” – Morgan Rhodes

“No one does the wrong thing deliberately.” – Marcus Aurelius

“So many women live everyday life with thoughts of regrets, wrong choices, and life-altering mistakes. I have now committed my life to help women find the courage and faith to move beyond their past and embrace a new future of laughing and dreaming again.” – Audrey Meisner

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” – Joan Collins

“People who don’t have time to learn always find time to make the same mistakes again and again. They go fast but not far.” – Shane Parrish

“To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“A moral dilemma may occur because of a prior personal mistake. The predicament of the situation is self-inflicted.” – Oyvind Kvalnes

“Despite the best of intentions, nonprofits will make mistakes, and those mistakes can cause harm to clients or participants.” – Mario Morino

“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’” – Charles M. Schulz

“At an early age, I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” – Angie Thomas

“You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.” – Steven Denn

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

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from it.” – Mel Brooks

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

“In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” – John Ruskin

“Learn from your history, but don’t live in it.” – Steve Maraboli

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” – Maxwell Maltz

“A strong leader is one who is open to criticism and welcome feedback. And why not, he or she is only a human being, bound to make mistakes.” – Daniel Transon

“Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” – Howard Marks

“If one doesn’t know his mistakes, he won’t want to correct them.” – Seneca

“Every failure teaches a man something, if he will learn; and you are too sensible a man not to learn from this failure.” – Charles Dickens

“Be thankful for your failures. They reveal the winning strategies.” – James Clear

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

“Don’t put other people down – a big mistake that a lot of opinionated people make is always putting those around them down.” – Emma Jones; Zach Raymond

“You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.” – Elon Musk

“A weak man is just by accident. A strong but nonviolent man is unjust by accident.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Rita Mae Brown

“I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” – Joe Abercrombie

“Your ability to understand and direct kindness over yourself over failures and mistakes is an important matter.” – Mia Conrad

“Life teaches us through our mistakes.” – Haemin Sunim

“In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons.” – Vic Johnson

“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself.” – Daniel Dennett

“Over the years I’ve come to realize that mistakes are just lessons, life lessons almost like school. Once you’ve learned a lesson lesson in class, you move on to the next lesson because now you know it. Well mistakes are exactly the same.” – Rashard Royster

“The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” – Pete Seeger

“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

“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” – Mel Gibson

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

“Life teaches us through errors. When we accept the lesson from our mistake with humility and gratitude, we grow that much more.” – Haemin Sunim

“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

“Your capacity to learn from your mistakes and move on will be key to your ultimate success and achievement.” – Amy E. Dean

“Learn from mistakes, but never regret you made them. We make mistakes because we dare to step outside our comfort zone.” – Paulo Coelho

“Top performers make mistakes just like everyone else. The difference is that they get back on track faster than most.” – James Clear

“Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong.” – Winston Churchill

“Perhaps one can learn only by one’s own mistakes. The essential thing is to learn. Learning and living.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There are no mistakes in life, just lessons.”

“It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn.” – John Bradshaw

“The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Many a people habitually raise fingers on others, but how many dare to point fingers on themselves when they have committed a mistake, whether intentional or genuine?” – Amit Ahlawat

“My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” – Bono

“The mistake is not being wrong. The mistakes is staying wrong.” – John Hill

“I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.” – Steve Harvey

“Pros are just amateurs who know how to gracefully recover from their mistakes.” – Kevin Kelly

“It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” – Roy T. Bennett

“It is better to start as a fool and learn from your mistakes than to fake being a genius and ignore your errors.” – James Clear

“Holding a mistake over someone’s head does not rehabilitate them.” – E’yen A.Gardner

“I stopped doing the things in business that had made me so successful in the first place, a devastating mistake business owners often make.” – Tom Corson-Knowles

Originally published September 26, 2021, updated September 26, 2021

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