Popular Quotes and Sayings about Mistakes

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. ~Cicero

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

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~James Joyce

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. ~Confucius

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

It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry. ~Nikolai Gogol

The best mirror is an old friend. ~George Herbert

Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner. ~W. Somerset Maugham

There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead: they did not seem to belong to the same species; and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed. ~W. Somerset Maugham

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~Abraham Lincoln

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? ~Art Hoppe

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. ~Saki

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

A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong. ~Piet Hein

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

Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~Walt Kelly

I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. ~Terence

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