81 Greatest quotes about learning from your mistakes

 

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

 

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

 

  • It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. – Ornette Coleman

 

  • Mistakes increase your experience and experiences decrease your mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes than others learn from your success. – Unknown

 

  • The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err again but less and less and less. – Piet Hein

 

  • A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying. that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. – Alexander Pope

 

  • Of all the blunders that blundering critics ever blundered upon, surely this is the greatest. – Aristarchus of Oxford

 

  • Doing one fool thing after another is not so terrible when you consider the human proclivity to do several fool things at once. – Robert Brault

 

  • The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes. – Aubrey Menen

 

  • 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

 

  • As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes. – Mel Brooks

 

  • Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties. – Unknown

 

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

 

  • I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. – John Peel

 

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

 

By seeking and blundering we learn. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • 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

 

  • The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way – Dale Carnegie

 

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  • 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

 

  • When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it. – Paul Bear Bryant

 

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

 

  • One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense. – Henry David Thoreau

 

  • 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

 

  • Make mistakes. Learn from them. Move on. – Unknown

 

  • 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

 

  • When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right. – Unknown

 

  • 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

 

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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • Don’t mention a person’s past mistakes when they are trying to change. That’s like throwing rocks at them while they are struggling to climb a mountain. – Unknown

 

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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

  • Always make new mistakes. – Esther Dyson

 

  • 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

 

  • It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us. – Rachel Wolchin

 

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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

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  • 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

 

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

 

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

 

  • We all make mistakes, and we all do dumb things, But never doubt you have what it takes, – Kate Summers

 

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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. – F. Wikzek

 

  • You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. – Colette

 

  • 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

 

  • We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli

 

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

 

  • Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without?mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on? – Peter McWilliams

 

  • 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

 

  • Make glorious amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody has ever made before. Do not freeze, do not stop, do not worry. Whatever you are scared of doing, do it. – Neil Gaiman

 

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

 

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

 

  • Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth. – Richelle E. Goodrich

 

You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing. – Stella Adler

 

  • You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Richard Branson

 

  • 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 you live life long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – William Clinton

 

  • 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 your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly,
    you’re doing something. – Neil Gaiman

 

  • Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil. – Martin F. Tupper

 

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  • 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 think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experiences would be a great mistake. – Luis Miguel

 

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – Edward Phelps

 

  • Never say, ‘oops’. Always say, ‘Ah, interesting’. – Unknown

 

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

 

  • Recognize 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

 

  • A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end. – Unknown

 

  • A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

 

  • Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before. – Unknown

 

  • Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. – Unknown

 

  • 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

 

  • You cannot correct your mistakes by pointing out the mistakes of others. – Unknown

 

  • 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

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