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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
-- Isaac Asimov
Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
-- Bono

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

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

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
-- Paulo Coelho

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

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.
- Al Franken

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

We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear. King Hussein Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. - Thomas Jefferson We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition.
-- Barbara Jordan

"It seems that the necessary thing to do is not to fear mistakes, to plunge in, to do the best that one can, hoping to learn enough from blunders to correct them eventually."
-- Abraham Maslow

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
-- Ralph Nader

“Maturity is the ability to take responsibility for the mistakes you make and spend more of your time in a consciousness of love.
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

 

“Maturity is the ability to take responsibility for the mistakes you make and spend more of your time in a consciousness of love.
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

 

Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.
-- Holly Near

When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this.
-- Holly Near

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
-- Holly Near

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
-- Barack Obama

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
-- Thomas Paine.

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
-- Virginia Satir

* Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.
-- George Bernard Shaw

When you make a mistake, see if there is something you can do to fix it. If not, learn from it and move on, determined to make a better choice next time.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
-- George Soros

Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.
-- Peter Ustinov

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

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
-- Mary Wollstonecraft

 

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