Quotations on Mistakes

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I do not feel remorse. Everybody makes mistakes in war.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Mistakes, Remorse)

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
- Sam Abell
(Keywords: Work, Mistakes, Needs, World)

Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff
(Keywords: Harm, Mistakes, Regret, Sorrow, Will, Words)

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: God, Care, Mistakes, Relationships)

I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Advice, Mistakes, Want)

Whenever you analyse anyone who has had any success and they're in the headlines, you will find they are human and make mistakes. I'm certainly that and I've made a lot of mistakes.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Success, Mistakes, Will)

But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
- Fred Astaire
(Keywords: Mistakes, Right, Style)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Mistakes, Nothing, Perfection)

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities. We should use the opportunities it offers to correct past mistakes not to blunder anew.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Democracy, Mistakes, Past)

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

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
(Keywords: Events, Mistakes, Order)

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Love, Divorce, Lawyers, Mistakes, Profit)

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Life, Mistakes, Past, Regret)

I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make.
- Carl Barks
(Keywords: Circumstances, Mistakes, states, United)

I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
- E. T. Bell
(Keywords: Difficulties, Future, Mathematics, Mistakes, Past)

We made too many wrong mistakes.
- Yogi Berra
(Keywords: Mistakes, Wrong)

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Conscience, Mistakes, Reason)

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono
(Keywords: Heroes, Mistakes, Wrong)

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Perception, Logic, Mistakes, Thinking)

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Keywords: Change, Friends, Mistakes, Self, Trouble, Writers)

It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw
(Keywords: Help, Mistakes, Teachers)

Parents don't make mistakes because they don't care, but because they care so deeply.
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Keywords: Care, Mistakes, Parents)

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Mistakes, World)

You just went right in and just recorded songs and listened them, and if there were any mistakes, then we would correct them and just went on... one take or two take.
- Dennis Brown
(Keywords: Mistakes, Right, Songs)

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.
- Dave Brubeck
(Keywords: Chance, Mistakes, Order, Play)

It makes sense to invest in new work. It's almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory. You have to try things out. You'll make some bad mistakes. Some things will fail but at least you'll energise the organisation.
- Gavin Bryars
(Keywords: Work, Mistakes, Research, Sense, Will)

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Truth, Mistakes, Road)

Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and we've all been young and stupid. But people need to have a sense of respect, particularly in this business, because hundreds of people are ready to take your place at any time. Maybe some people should think about that.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Business, Time, People, Mistakes, Respect, Sense)

I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society.
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Keywords: Life, Society, Liberal, Mistakes, Right)

The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: War, Comfort, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Successful, Man, Mistakes, Profit, Will)

Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book.
- John Le Carre
(Keywords: Heaven, Mistakes, Talk)

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
- Johnny Cash
(Keywords: Time, Failure, Energy, Forget, Mistakes, Past, Space)

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
- Camillo di Cavour
(Keywords: Men, Man, Mistakes, Will)

It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life, some who might be following the same paths might not make those same mistakes.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Mistakes, Prayer)

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Time, Mistakes, Poor)

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton
(Keywords: Mistakes, President)

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
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, Acting, Mistakes, Opinions)

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
- John Churton Collins
(Keywords: Life, Feeling, Mistakes, Thinking)

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Fool, Man, Mistakes, World)

Mistakes are the only universal form of originality.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Mistakes, Originality)

You can't be in the public eye without making mistakes and having some regrets and having people analyze everything you do.
- Sheryl Crow
(Keywords: People, Eye, Mistakes, Public)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Mistakes, Will)

Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David
(Keywords: Experience, Work, Fortune, Glory, Justice, Mistakes, Poor, Public, Taste, Will)

Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq.
- Elizabeth Dole
(Keywords: Fact, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality.
- Griffin Dunne
(Keywords: Hope, Famous, Mistakes, Reality, Satire)



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