Quotes: mistakes

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  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    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.
  • Brenda Ueland
    Brenda Ueland
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    It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    Donald Rumsfeld
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    It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
  • Ornette Coleman
    Ornette Coleman
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    It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
  • John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw
    American educator, counselor, motivational speaker, and author 1933-2016
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    It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
  • Jessamyn West
    Jessamyn West
    American author of short stories and novels 1902-1984
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    It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
  • Bill Moyers
    Bill Moyers
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    Journalists who make mistakes get sued for libel; historians who make mistakes get to publish a revised edition.
    Source: The Big Story, speech to the Texas State Historical Association, 7 March 1997, Moyers on Democracy
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
  • Bill Simmons
    Bill Simmons
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    Leaders thrive when they feel creatively empowered, when they trust the people around them, when their confidence is swelling. Leaders make mistakes when they lose that same confidence, when they're fretting about their power base, when they're reacting instead of acting.
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Swiss-American psychiatrist 1926-2004
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    Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
  • Lewis Lehr
    Lewis Lehr
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    Management that is destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative and it's essential that we have many people with initiative if we're to continue to grow.
  • Nikki Giovanni
    Nikki Giovanni
    American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator 1943-
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    Mistakes are a fact of life it is the response to error that counts.
  • Al Franken
    Al Franken
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    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.