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.
"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.
Only he who does nothing makes a mistake.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
Your mistake does not define who you are - you are your possibilities.
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.
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.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
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.
When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately.
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.
If I had to live my life over again, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
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.
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.
Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one.
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.
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.
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.
By ignorance we mistake, and by mistakes we learn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough.
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.
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.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
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