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  It is better to be ignorant than to be mistaken.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  One mistake naturally leads to another.  
 -  American proverb
  

  See and believe, and in order not to make a mistake, touch.  
 -  Colombian proverb
  

  By other's faults wise men correct their own.  
 -  American proverb
  

  When the emperor makes a mistake, all the people suffer.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One mistake does not warrant the divorce of one's wife.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The mistakes of doctors are covered by earth.  
 -  Polish proverb
  

  Confessed faults are half mended.  
 -  Scottish proverb
  

  The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Love blinds the eyes to faults, and hatred blinds the eyes to virtues.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end.  
 -  African proverb
  

  A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keep his friends in countenance.  
 -  American proverb
  

  It is a mistake to go to a Buddhist monastery to borrow a comb.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Wise men learn from other men's mistakes; fools insist on learning from their own.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Pride is the mask of one's faults.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who marries early makes no mistake.  
 -  Turkish proverb
  

  Justifying a fault doubles it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  In a multitude of words there will certainly be a mistake.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Intoxication is not the wine's fault but man's.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A faultless person has seven faults; a faulty person forty-eight faults.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The first mistake is a lesson and a teacher for those that follow.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Inquiry saves a man from mistakes.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The mistakes of others are good teachers.  
 -  Estonian proverb
  

  Every man has one fault.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  A person who has never made a mistake never tried anything new.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Positive, adj. Mistaken at the top of one's voice.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  I was late in discovering the magic of books. Of all my many mistakes that I want my children to avoid, I put that one near the top of the list.  
 -  Andre Agassi
  

  We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Well, I am very happy with myself and I am pretty much the happiest guy around. I have made mistakes in life that I regret, but I would say that when it comes to career and those kind of things, I would not change anything.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The mistakes of the market are thus the mistakes of groups or masses of individuals. Most of them can be traced to one or more of three basic causes: exaggeration, oversimplification or neglect.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.  
 -  Bertrand Russell, The Sceptical Essays
  

  If you live 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.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  It's not your fault if you were born poor; it is your fault if you stay poor.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  I made a lot of mistakes and realized I had to let them go. Don't think about your errors or failures, otherwise you'll never do a thing.  
 -  Bill Murray
  

  Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.  
 -  Billy Wilder
  

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

  I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model - because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I'm offstage, I'm just like everybody else.  
 -  Britney Spears
  

  Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.  
 -  Charles Schulz
  

  We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.  
 -  Cicero
  

  If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Don't ever quit. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.  
 -  Conrad Hilton
  

  When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The number one financial mistake is not to have your finances on automatic.  
 -  David Bach
  

  There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

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

  A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

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

  To make mistakes is human, but to profit from them is divine.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  If someone betrays you, it's their fault. If they betray you twice; it's your fault.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Happiness is commonly mistaken for passively experienced pleasure or leisure... True happiness is a verb. It's the ongoing dynamic performance of worthy deeds.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, 'He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.'  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Never mistake motion for action.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Many a man who falls in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

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

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Without music, life would be a mistake.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

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

  There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  With every mistake, we must surely be learning.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  I once told you that I am not a saint, and I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  The single biggest financial mistake I've made was not thinking big enough. I encourage you to go for more than a million. There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  One of the greatest mistakes you can make in your career is being afraid to ask for help.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

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

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

  There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  With every mistake, we must surely be learning.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  I once told you that I am not a saint, and I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  The single biggest financial mistake I've made was not thinking big enough. I encourage you to go for more than a million. There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  One of the greatest mistakes you can make in your career is being afraid to ask for help.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

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

  Making mistakes is the privilege of the active. It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes over and over.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they enjoy most.  
 -  Jack Canfield
  

  Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Don't mistake movement for achievement.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.' Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  It's so easy to make a mistake in language if you aren't careful. What if you meant to say, What's troubling you? and what you actually said was, 'What's wrong with you?'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.  
 -  Jimi Hendrix
  

  A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she's a tramp.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  Be cautious, but not too cautious; do not be too much afraid of making a mistake; a man who never makes a mistake will make nothing.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  The mistakes I've made are dead to me. But I can't take back the things I never did.  
 -  Jonathan Safran Foer
  

  There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.  
 -  Joyce Brothers
  

  This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all - have fun!  
 -  Julia Child
  

  One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  No real success can be achieved until you accept the fact that your life is your own fault. You are responsible. Your thoughts, words, and actions created the life you are living.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Mistakes are a part of life; you can't avoid them. All you can hope is that they won't be too expensive and that you don't make the same mistake twice.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.  
 -  Les Brown
  

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

  We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice, and already have enough enemies as it is, to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Almost any mistake you can make in running a company, I've probably made.  
 -  Mark Zuckerberg
  

  Habit: Often mistaken for love.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

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

  They've finally come up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer.  
 -  Milton Berle
  

  Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  I know for certain that God does not make mistakes, but he does make miracles. I am one. You are too.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Misfortunes one can endure - they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults - ah! - there is the sting of life!  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  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
  

  Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes on stage.  
 -  Ringo Starr
  

  Give yourself room to fail. There are no mistakes, only learning experiences.  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  Mature people take responsibility for their actions. When they make a mistake or act inappropriately, they apologize, make amends, or repair the damage. Conversely, Nice Guys try to fix the situations by doing whatever it takes to get the other person to stop being upset.  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  When you come to the boundaries of what you know, it is time to make some mistakes.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Making a mistake might cost you a job. Not making any mistakes will cost you your destiny.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  One thing is certain in business - you and everyone around you will make mistakes.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  I became an entrepreneur by mistake. Ever since then I've gone into business, not to make money, but because I think I can do it better than it's been done elsewhere. And, quite often, just out of personal frustration about the way it's been done by other people.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  My philosophy is that it's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe and not to explore at all.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  The only people who never make mistakes are the ones who don't do anything. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for living a full life.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  If you haven't made any mistakes lately, you must be doing something wrong.  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I hate it when my parents tell other relatives my mistakes.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't keep crying because of an mistake. Learn from it and move on. Don't waste your life blaming yourself because of something that's gone.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you...Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The worst mistake you can make is walking away from someone who actually stood there and waited for you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes God has to break you down to bless you up. Learn from your mistakes.  
 -  Unknown
  

  My mistake is that I said yes to him. My mistake is that I trusted him. My mistake is that I fell for it. My mistake is that I got my heart broken. My mistake is when I believed him when he told me, I'll never hurt you. His mistake was letting me go.  
 -  Unknown
  

  That awkward moment when your hand touches someone's ass by mistake.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't call it a mistake, when you do it over and over again.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A mistake is an accident. Cheating and lying are not mistakes, they are intentional choices. Stop hiding behind the word mistake when you get caught!  
 -  Unknown
  

  The biggest mistake girls make is thinking the guy who hurt them once won't do it again.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If people judge you for your mistakes, just feel sorry for them, for simple minds are usually amused by simple things.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The biggest mistake in my life that I have ever done was to let you go. And, now I realize that you will never come back to me.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow- minded and too prudent.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?  
 -  William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure
  

  Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  We made too many wrong mistakes.  
 -  Yogi Berra
  

  The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.  
 -  Zig Ziglar