Quotations on Mistake

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The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Mistake, Office)

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Mistake, Problems)

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Design, Mistake, People, Fools, Trying)

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Mistake, Act, Circumstance, Israel)

Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Mistake, Will)

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Hollywood, Stars)

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Mistake, Revolution, World)

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)

Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
- Idi Amin
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Talk, Thinking)

I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language, as if movies were literature.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Movies, Mistake, Language, Literature)

Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Mistake, Poor)

Intuition is truly a feminine quality, but women should not mistake rash conclusions for this gift.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Women, Quality, Mistake, Intuition)

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Mistake, Will)

Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Mistake, Company, Scientists)

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin
(Keywords: Society, Mistake, Garden)

I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Truth, Mistake, People, Wrong)

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Mistake, Trying)

Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.
- Kenneth Baker
(Keywords: Success, Mistake, People, Succeed, Worth)

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Art, Mistake, First)

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
- Amelia Barr
(Keywords: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
- Daisy Bates
(Keywords: Mistake, Enemies, Man, Woman)

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista
(Keywords: Mistake, Error)

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
- Gary Bauer
(Keywords: Mistake, America, Law)

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.
- James Gordon Bennett
(Keywords: Mistake, Mistakes)

Sometimes I think I'm real predictable to myself and other times... you always wonder, Is this really what I wanted to do? Did I make a mistake? Should I be doing something else?
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Mistake, Wonder)

Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: Religion, Mistake, Argument, Modernity)

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Imagination, Mistake, People, Memory)

But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

Make no mistake, a 'yes' vote on the Democrats' health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Health, Mistake, Care, Democrats, Vote)

Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it's just one mistake.
- Brian Boitano
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Press)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Mistake, Enemy)

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell
(Keywords: Mistake, Greatness, Difference, Mediocrity)

There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.
- Phyllis Bottome
(Keywords: Mistake, Being, Nothing)

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Mistake, Discretion, Sound)

We made only one real mistake. And even then we were right.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: Mistake, Right)

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
- Bertolt Brecht
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mistake, May, Old)

It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the majority of your countrymen. Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: Mistake, Majority)

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
- David Brin
(Keywords: History, Mistake, Habit, First)

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments.
- Tina Brown
(Keywords: Mistake, Strategy, Weakness)

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Anthony Burgess
(Keywords: Mistake, Common sense, Country, Needs, Temper)

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Mistake, Nothing)

The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Mistake, Being, Nation, Will, World)

Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler
(Keywords: Mistake, Feminism, Law, Media)

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Mistake, Logic)



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