Mistake quotes

  • Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Mistake #Watches #Pieces

  • God requires no person to spend his or her life reiterating the gospel to people who will not receive it. He wants everyone to have an opportunity to hear. Then He would have us move on to other areas. The mistake of the church has been that she sits down to convert all the people in one country to the neglect of the great masses who have never had the chance to hear the gospel - not even once!
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Country #Mistake #Moving

  • 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

    #Mistake #Past #Study

  • When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Loyalty #Mistake #Writing

  • This book has been a catalogue of mistakes by politicians, moral and practical disasters which led to wars, enslavement and wretchedness on a scale which no previous age could have dreaded or dreamed of.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #War #Mistake #Book

  • There's a lot we should be able to learn from history. And yet history proves that we never do. In fact, the main lesson of history is that we never learn the lessons of history. This makes us look so stupid that few people care to read it. They'd rather not be reminded. Any good history book is mainly just a long list of mistakes, complete with names and dates. It's very embarrassing.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Mistake #Stupid #Book

  • Future generations may or may not judge Wittgenstein to be one of the great philosophers. Even if they do not, however, he is sure always to count as one of the great personalities of philosophy. From our perspective it is easy to mistake one for the other; which he is time will tell.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Philosophy #Mistake #Perspective

  • When I was new, I didn't know where my career will go. Initially, my films were not even successful, but then I learned a lot from my mistakes.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Mistake #Successful #Careers

  • Late to bed and late to wake will keep you long on money and short on mistakes.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Mistake #Long #Bed

  • When you have success on the field, you're more popular and you have that fame that comes with it. You realize you're in the public eye more and you've got to be a little bit more careful about some of the things you're doing out in public and make sure you're smart about the things you say. You're still going to make mistakes from time to time, but you represent an even greater population and people are that much more looking for you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or fall down or say something really stupid that's going to get you in trouble.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Mistake #Smart #Stupid

  • One of the biggest mistakes companies make is brute force lead generation - "give me more leads!" -when they don't understand that not all leads are the same.
    -- Aaron Ross

    #Mistake #Giving #Generations

  • Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly, well-educated dumb people. I was there. We all were there. You're barely functional. There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they're a-coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Graduation #Mistake #Memorable

  • This is new for me. I'm learning how to have a realtionship with someone other than Ashton. I made a horrible mistake. It was like a relapse. But you," I reached up and tucked the tear dampened hair that had worked its way loose behind her ear. "You touch a place inside of me that Ashton never did. I feel things with you I never felt for her. I loved her for a very long time. I can't help the fact I still want to be there if she needs me. Next time there is a choice to make it will be you I choose first. I can promise you that.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mistake #Hair #Long

  • Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Mistake #People #Ego

  • I worry because there is a basic asymmetry, an imbalance, between the two parties. For the Palestinians, it is about status and sovereignty, which could always be adjusted, while for Israel it is about security and trust. And security is something you can't adjust. If you make a mistake on the scrutiny issue, there is no going back.
    -- Abraham Foxman

    #Mistake #Party #Israel

  • Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak, and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews.
    -- Abraham Foxman

    #Mistake #Past #Blame

  • Learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid being one whose mistakes are used as lessons by others.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Mistake #Islamic #Lessons

  • There is a certain kind of pain that can change you. Even the strongest sword, when placed in a raging fire, will soften and bend and change its form... Trust me on this one. I know this from personal experience. I hope that you never will, but, since you're a person, and therefore prone to making horrible, soul-splitting mistakes, you probably will one day know what this kind of guilt and shame feels like. And when that time comes, I hope you have the strength...to take advantage of the fire and reshape your own sword.
    -- Adam Gidwitz

    #Pain #Mistake #Fire

  • The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can't learn anything from being perfect.
    -- Adam Osborne

    #Encouraging #Mistake #Perfect

  • People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
    -- Adam Osborne

    #Mistake #Technology #Thinking

  • Regrets and Mistakes, they're Memories made
    -- Adele

    #Memories #Regret #Mistake

  • I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.
    -- Adeline Knapp

    #Mistake #Rain #Water

  • I consider Mr. Morphy the finest chess player who ever existed. He is far superior to any now living, and would doubtless have beaten Labourdonnais himself. In all his games with me, he has not only played, in every instance, the exact move, but the most exact. He never makes a mistake; but, if his adversary commits the slightest error, he is lost.
    -- Adolf Anderssen

    #Mistake #Moving #Player

  • It is better to make a mistake than to do nothing.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mistake #Failure

  • The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mistake #Race #Gun Control

  • The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mistake #People #Arms

  • It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance... As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mistake #Sacrifice #Media

  • If, in the course of a thousand or two thousand years, science arrives at the necessity of renewing its points of view, that will not mean that science is a liar. Science cannot lie, for it's always striving, according to the momentary state of knowledge, to deduce what is true. When it makes a mistake, it does so in good faith. It's Christianity that's the liar. It's in perpetual conflict with itself.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mistake #Liars #Lying

  • I remember my mistakes more than my success.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Mistake #Remember #My Mistakes

  • Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’
    -- Adrienne Bailon

    #Mistake #Men #Forgiving

  • One must make one's own mistakes
    -- Agatha Christie


  • Of all the pitfalls in our paths and the tremendous delays and wanderings off the track, I want to say that they are not what they seem to be. I want to say that all that seems like fantastic mistakes are not mistakes, all that seems like error is not error; and it all has to be done. That which seems like a false step is the next step.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Mistake #Errors #Track

  • Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Mistake #Healing #Time Heals

  • Even if you fall on the runway, I wouldn't blame you. It would mean that we made a mistake in choosing you.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Mistake #Fall #Mean

  • To assume a cat's asleep is a grave mistake. He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake.
    -- Aileen Fisher

    #Mistake #Cat #Eye

  • Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Wise #Mistake #Learning

  • But make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Mistake #Same Mistakes

  • I believe it is a big mistake to think that money is the only way to compensate a person for his work. People need money, but they also want to be happy in their work and proud of it.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Mistake #Believe #Thinking

  • The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Mistake #Views #Important

  • The remarkable thing about management is that a manager can go on for years making mistakes that nobody is aware of, which means that management can be a kind of a con job.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Jobs #Mistake #Mean

  • I'm a realist. Where I come from, 'phenomenons' don't exist. I'm from a land where people make mistakes and try again, harder, faster; where negativity is not an option.
    -- Akshay Kumar

    #Mistake #Land #People

  • To put yourself into a situation where a mistake cannot necessarily be recouped, where the life you lose may be your own, clears the head wonderfully. It puts domestic problems back into proportion and adds an element of seriousness to your drab, routine life. Perhaps this is one reason why climbing has become increasingly hard as society has become increasingly, disproportionately, coddling.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Mistake #Climbing #Routine

  • I have never forgiven myself…that I might have made a mistake.
    -- Al Davis

    #Mistake #Might #Made

  • Today I will masterbate! Okay, that was a mistake. I should have written "Today I will masterbate--if I want to!
    -- Al Franken

    #Mistake #Want #Today

  • The great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, wrote, "One of these days, the younger generation will come knocking at my door." The future is knocking at our door right now. Make no mistake, the next generation will ask us one of two questions. Either they will ask: "What were you thinking; why didn't you act?" Or they will ask instead: "How did you find the moral courage to rise and successfully resolve a crisis that so many said was impossible to solve?
    -- Al Gore

    #Mistake #Thinking #Two

  • 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

    #Fake People #Mistake #Care

  • When big-time blunders occur in any workplace, the boss or bosses usually are at fault, not clerks or secretaries or salespeople. Not reporters, the buck stops with the boss.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Mistake #Boss #Clerks

  • When a really new product comes along, it's almost always a mistake to hang a well-known name on it. The reason is obvious. A well-known name got well-known because it stood for something. It occupies a position in the prospect's mind. A really well-known name sits on the top rung of a sharply defined ladder. The new product, if it's going to be successful, is going to require a new name. New ladder, new name. It's as simple as that.
    -- Al Ries

    #Mistake #Successful #Simple

  • Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes-it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Mistake #Failure #Important

  • Tasting a dish should be memorable If nothing remains in the memory of a single guest, then I have made a mistake.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Memories #Mistake #Memorable

  • Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Mistake #Thinking #Different

  • Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Mistake #Confused #Love You

  • 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

    #Motivation #Mistake #Character

  • I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Mistake #Thinking #Law

  • The worst mistake you can make is underrating your enemy. Assuming that they're evil - I think it's a terrible thing to do.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Mistake #Thinking #Evil

  • U.S. military action in Iraq: It sure didn't work out well last time. Let's not make that mistake again.
    -- Alan Grayson

    #Military #Mistake #Iraq

  • People dont realize that we cannot forecast the future. What we can do is have probabilities of what causes what, but thats as far as we go. And Ive had a very successful career as a forecaster, starting in 1948 forward. The number of mistakes I have made are just awesome. There is no number large enough to account for that.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Mistake #Successful #Careers

  • It is not "forgive and forget" as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but "forgive and go forward," building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Forgiveness #Mistake #Past

  • Small mistakes, the lack of care, little accidents, and somewhere a tipping point is passed and things go badly wrong. Expedition history brims with tragedies built out of incremental missteps.
    -- Alan S. Kesselheim

    #Mistake #Tragedy #Tipping

  • I think that the lack of intuition in fashion today is one of the most dangerous things. My fear is that our business is turning into a bag business, and it's all about the bag. But it's not only about the bag. It's about the women. And it's not about a bag or a shoe or the jewelry. It's only about women. . . . Being almost politically correct and doing only what you expect without the ability to make mistakes is very dangerous to fashion. We have to go with our heart. We have to go with our intuition.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Fashion #Mistake #Heart

  • You have so much inside you, and the noblest happiness of all. Don’t just wait for a man to come along. That’s the mistake so many women make. Find your happiness in yourself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mistake #Men #Waiting

  • The mistake that men make is that they do not believe in theater. Otherwise, they would know that every man is allowed to play thecelestial tragedies and to become god. All he has to do is harden his heart.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mistake #Believe #Heart

  • No excuses ever, for anyone; that is my principle at the outset. I deny the good intention, the respectable mistake, the indiscretion, the extenuating circumstance. With me there is no giving of absolution or blessing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mistake #Blessing #Giving

  • The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mistake #Lessons #Life Is

  • 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

    #Mistake #Memorable #Roaring

  • I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Mistake #Land

  • It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Education #Mistake #Mean

  • He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Peace #Mistake

  • The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Mistake

  • It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Education #Mistake #Believe

  • Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mistake #Making Mistakes #Doe

  • That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Business #Mistake #Men

  • Pride is not the heritage of man; humility should dwell with frailty, and atone for ignorance, error, and imperfection.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Mistake #Ignorance #Humility

  • The mistake made by all previous systems of ethics has been the failure to recognize that life as such is the mysterious value with which they have to deal. All spiritual life meets us within natural life. Reverence for life, therefore, is applied to natural life and spiritual life alike. In the parable of Jesus, the shepherd saves not merely the soul of the lost sheep but the whole animal. The stronger the reverence for natural life, the stronger grows also that for spiritual life.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Spiritual #Jesus #Mistake

  • What has been presented as Christianity during these nineteen centuries is only a beginning, full of mistakes, not full blown Christianity springing from the spirit of Jesus.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Jesus #Mistake #Nineteen

  • Think boldly. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Don't miss small details, keep your eyes open and be modest in everything except your aims.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Life #Mistake #Eye

  • One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos.
    -- Alberto Fujimori

    #Mistake #Too Much #Made

  • I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Mistake #Perfect #Firsts

  • Only economists mistake physical opulence for riches.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Mistake #Riches #Opulence

  • Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Truth #Mistake #Men

  • Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mistake than to suppose that a vicious life is a life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful -- if strenuously led -- as Christian's in The Pilgrim's Progress.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Christian #Mistake #Sacrifice

  • The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Mistake #Confusion #Use

  • We all try to be alike in our youth, and individual in our middle age ... although we sometimes mistake eccentricity for individuality.
    -- Alec-Tweedie

    #Mistake #Individuality #Age

  • The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Life #Mistake #Mean

  • Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Mistake #Honest #Enough

  • The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Mistake #Good Things

  • 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

    #Selfish #Mistake #Emotion

  • Go make your mistakes in the first team. You'll learn more in a month in the first team than you will in two years in the reserves.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Mistake #Team #Years

  • We are very focused this time and our preparation has been better. We maybe made one or two mistakes last time, but not this time.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Mistake #Two #Focus

  • I don’t keep a travel diary. I did keep a travel diary once and it was a big mistake. All I remember of that trip is what I bothered to write down. Everything else slipped away, as though my mind felt jilted by my reliance on pen and paper. For exactly the same reason I don’t travel with a camera. My holiday becomes the snapshots and anything I forget to record is lost.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Mistake #Writing #Holiday

  • We are all shades of gray. Its been said again and again; Lifes a process we are fleeting moments that come and go, and I'm grateful for my time, my aspirations, my mistakes, my flaws and my abilities, think of me what you will but before you do, don't.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Mistake #Grateful #Thinking

  • The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
    -- Alex Kozinski

    #Mistake #Gun #Rights

  • My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once.
    -- Alex Kozinski

    #Mistake #Gun #Rights

  • Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.
    -- Alexa Von Tobel

    #Senior #Mistake #School

  • You can become a big master in chess only if you see your mistakes and short-comings. Exactly the same as in life itself.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Mistake #Chess #Bigs

  • Don't make the mistake of bringing your heart down here with you, there is no place for it in Furnace.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Mistake #Heart

  • A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Mistake #Women #Nervous

  • There is no doubt that the reason for my awful oversight was over-confidence that sapped my sense of danger. So that is where to look for the cause of bad blunders - in the exulting feeling of self-congratulation.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Mistake #Congratulations #Self

  • Every sin is a mistake, as well as a wrong; and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool!"
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Mistake #Fool #Sin

  • And so on, until you arrive at the other side, among the purely abstract self-harming: the grinding over your failures, the refusal to remember anything good, the determination to ensure - if anyone falls into the mistake of making it clear they actually like you - that the next time round they change their opinion pronto. Emotional self-cannibalism, in other words, like those tessellated pictures of a person grappling with a mirror image of himself.
    -- Alexander Masters

    #Determination #Mistake #Fall