Mistakes Proverbs

Sayings about Mistakes

Old mistakes need more friends than new truths. ~ Danish Proverbs

He who covers up his mistakes intends to make some more. ~ Chinese Proverb

Man loves his own mistakes. ~ Indian Proverbs

Mistakes occur through haste, never through doing a thing leisurely. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The fool’s excuse is bigger than the mistake he made. ~ Iranian Proverbs

If a rich man steals it is a mistake; if a poor man makes a mistake he has stolen. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

Always leave a little room for a mistake. ~ Chinese Proverb

Let a wrong-doing repeat itself at least three times: the first may be an accident, the second a mistake, but the third is likely to be intentional. ~ African Proverb

It is better to be ignorant than mistaken. ~ Japanese Proverbs

We learn from our mistakes. ~ Italian Proverbs

You never are so easily mistaken as when you think you know the way. ~ Chinese Proverb

The fast talker makes mistakes. ~ Japanese Proverb

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. ~ Confucian Proverb

He that counts his friend’s mistakes will be abandoned by him. ~ Arabian Proverb

Only he who does nothing makes a mistake. ~ French Proverbs

A mule that thinks he is a stag discovers his mistake when he comes to leap over the ditch. ~ Italian Proverb

A known mistake is better than an unknown truth. ~ Arabian Proverbs

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. ~ Traditional Proverb

The mistakes of others are good teachers. ~ Estonian Proverbs

Never point out the mistakes of another with a dirty finger. ~ Italian Proverb

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple. ~ Japanese Proverb

The earth will cover the doctor’s mistakes. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

The first mistake are theirs who commit them, the second are theirs that permit them. ~ Traditional Proverb

Even champions make mistakes — there is no one who doesn’t. ~ Taiwanese Proverbs

The patient who names a doctor his heir makes a big mistake. ~ Spanish Proverb

Your friend will swallow your mistakes; your enemy will present them on a plate. ~ Arabian Proverb

He who knows much makes many mistakes. ~ Turkish Proverbs

The humble pay for the mistakes of their betters. ~ Chadian Proverbs

The thief makes perhaps one mistake; those he stole from made a hundred. ~ Russian Proverbs

He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes. ~ Spanish Proverb

The rich man makes mistakes and the poor men get the blame. ~ Romanian Proverbs

When a king makes a mistake, all the people suffer. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not mistake a goat’s beard for a fine stallion’s tail. ~ Irish Proverbs

In a group of many words, there is bound to be a mistake somewhere in them. ~ Chinese Proverb

Mistakes Proverbs

Quotations about Mistakes

Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn. ~ John Bradshaw

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~ Sophia Loren

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice. ~ Akio Morita

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. ~ Jackie Mason

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. ~ Sarah Jessica Parker

Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you are a mistake. ~ Georgette Mosbacher

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~ Niels Bohr

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

As humans, we’re going to make mistakes. It’s what makes us human, and most of the time, the most effective way of learning is from a mistake. ~ Nash Grier

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. ~ Henry C. Link

You’ve always made the mistake of being yourself. ~ Eugene Ionesco

Never mistake motion for action. ~ Ernest Hemingway

In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

We all make mistakes, and it’s not until we make mistakes that we learn. ~ Liam Hemsworth

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes. ~ Steve Irwin

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

Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they’re your mistakes. ~ Fiona Apple

If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying. ~ Coleman Hawkins

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. ~ Bill Clinton

Make the mistakes of yesterday your lessons for today. ~ Author Unknown

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don’t respond with errors. ~ Author Unknown

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ~ Sandara Carey

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~ John Peel

We are built to make mistakes, coded for error. ~ Lewis Thomas

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. ~ Confucius

There are people who make no mistakes because they never wish to do anything worth doing. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one. ~ James Gordon Bennett

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. ~ Peter McWilliams

Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today. ~ James Allen

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

If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. ~ Eli Siegel

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision. ~ John Major

I think someone should explain to the child that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes. ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~ Ornette Coleman

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~ John Powell

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. ~ Henry Ford

Mistake, error, is the discipline through which we advance. ~ William Ellery Channin

Mistakes are the stepping stones that lead to future accomplishments. ~ Author Unknown

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 Drucker

Humans make mistakes. ~ Austin Butler

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset. ~ Paul J. Meyer

America is a mistake, a giant mistake. ~ Sigmund Freud

There’s room for role models who make mistakes. ~ Taylor Swift

Just because somebody makes a mistake doesn’t make them useless. ~ Todd Akin

The best lessons a man ever learns are from his mistakes. It is not for want of schoolmasters that we are still ignorant. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough. ~ David Packard

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. ~ Samuel Smiles

There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. ~ Arthur Wellesley

Every human being makes mistakes. ~ Ian Smith

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress. ~ Bryant H. McGill

It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

A mistake is simply another way of doing things. ~ Katherine Graham

Everybody makes mistakes. ~ Dave Pelzer

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

There’s always reasons to make mistakes. Because then you do new mistakes next time. So they’re beautiful mistakes. ~ Ville Valo

The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Life is very interesting if you make mistakes. ~ Georges Carpentier

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce

Marriage is a mistake every man should make. ~ Sir George Jessel

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein

We didn’t make no mistakes. We didn’t make no mistakes. ~ Joseph Jackson

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. ~ Josh Billings

Learn from your parents mistakes — use birth control. ~ Author Unknown

Never mistake activity for achievement. ~ John Wooden

If you make a mistake, you should enjoy it. ~ Adam Ant

It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes. ~ Joseph Conrad

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. ~ Weston H. Agor

If you must make a mistake, make a new one each time. ~ Dale Carnegie

It is worse than a crime: it is a mistake. ~ Joseph Fouche

We’re all made to make mistakes; nobody’s perfect. ~ Corey Feldman

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~ Edward Phelps

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

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

People who make mistakes but try their best, other people will support. But people who make mistakes because they’re lazy, nobody supports. ~ Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little. ~ Edmund Burke

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

If you mess up and learn nothing, it’s a mistake. If you mess up and learn something, it’s an experience. ~ Mark McFadden

It is said that only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others. ~ Author Unknown

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you somebody who has never achieved much. ~ Joan Collins

Multi-tasking means you can make five mistakes in the time it used to take to make just one! ~ Tom Wilson

Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins. ~ Johan Cruyff

I’m not a God, I make mistakes. ~ Boris Becker

Find a place that you are comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Make a lot of mistakes. ~ Thom Mayne

It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. ~ Romain Rolland

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

A man who never made a mistake, never made anything worth a darn. ~ Author Unknown

It’s easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas. ~ Author Unknown

Don’t regret your mistakes. You’ll always make mistakes. The better you are, the less mistakes you make. The only way to get better is to thoroughly analyze your mistakes. ~ James Altucher

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. ~ F. Wikzek

You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. ~ Geneen Roth

To make a mistake and not correct it — that, indeed, is a mistake. ~ Confucius

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. ~ William J. Clinton

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm. ~ Dan Heist

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

Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one. ~ Author Unknown

Of course I make mistakes. I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes. ~ Alexander McQueen

Can you make a mistake and miss your fate? ~ Sarah Jessica Parker

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them. ~ Werner Heisenberg

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

There is a glory in a great mistake. ~ Nathalia Crane

When you make a mistake, do not stop yourself correcting it. ~ Confucius

You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need any more of that sound. ~ Mary Oliver

A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to do something. ~ Author Unknown

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own. ~ Jessamyn West

You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. ~ Winston Churchill

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

Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. ~ Henry S. Haskins

You’re not the only one who’s made mistakes, but they’re the only things that you can truly call your own. ~ Billy Joel

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it. ~ William Randolph Hearst

You make a mistake, you keep going. ~ Linda Gray

Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love. ~ Peter Wastholm

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

When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature! ~ Jack Nicholson

I like to make my own mistakes. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

We don’t make mistakes, we only have happy accidents. ~ Author Unknown

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. ~ Maxwell Maltz

Nobody’s perfect. Even the most successful people make serious mistakes. ~ Travis Bradberry

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~ Phyllis Theroux

Mistakes: How They Have Happened and How Some Might Be Avoided. ~ Book preview

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