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An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. Orlando A. Battista

Admitting error clears the score and proves you wiser than before. Arthur Guiterman

"Picking up the pieces when they fall" begins a journey to living anew with love, courage, and hope for a bright future. Steve Brunkhorst, from When Dreams Get Shattered: Picking Up the Pieces

Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes. Ross Perot

Only he who does nothing makes a mistake. French Proverb

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. Peter McWilliams

Your mistake does not define who you are - you are your possibilities. Oprah Winfrey

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Author Unknown, from Be Thankful

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

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. William Connor Magee

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

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves. Brian Tracy

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

Learn from my mistakes - it can help improve your bottom line, give you some extra money for those things you've always wanted, and potentially improve your over all health with better eating habits. Byron Pulsifer

When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately. Stephen Covey

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius. Elbert Hubbard

If I had to live my life over again, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. Nadine Stair

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

Don't make people feel bad when they make a mistake. Richard A. Moran, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality

The man who achieves makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing. Benjamin Franklin

Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one.
Author Unknown

Preparation for success means that any failure you meet is seen as an opportunity to learn from mistakes. Remember that failure is your best teacher. Byron Pulsifer

Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. Og Mandino

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.

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

By ignorance we mistake, and by mistakes we learn. Proverb

And don't be discouraged if you make a mistake, fix it and move on - that is how we learn! Catherine & Byron Pulsifer

I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. Jack Welch

Learn from the situation. Mistakes are our greatest teachers! No sense dwelling on the issue. Recognize and think of ways for the future to avoid a similar situation and then move on! Remember you can't change the past, but you can change the future! Catherine Pulsifer, from See The Positive in All Situations

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. Weston H. Agor

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset. Paul J. Meyer

Any fool can try to defend his mistakes - and most fools do - but it gives one a feeling of nobility to admit one's mistakes. By fighting, you never get enough, but by yielding, you get more than you expected. Lawrence G. Lovasik

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Henry C. Link

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. Edmund Burke

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

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

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell

Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough. Wess Roberts

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. Franklin P. Jones

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

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Hugh White

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. Meister Eckhart

You don't want to have to reinvent the wheel every day. Let people learn from your mistakes or the mistakes of others." Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The truth is, if you feel you have made a mistake and can summon up the courage to say so, people will rally to your support in a way that is heartening and astonishing. Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist


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