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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, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC), from Plutarch, Lives

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

Dan Quayle (1947 - )

No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.

Donald Foster

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

Dr. David M. Burns

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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

Franklin P. Jones

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.

Garry Marshall, 'Wake Me When It's Funny'

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

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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

Henry C. Link

She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Hugh White (1773 - 1840)

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.

James A. Froude (1818 - 1894)

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce (1882 - 1941)

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.

Mary Pickford (1893 - 1979)

If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.

Nadine Stair

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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

Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?

Peter McWilliams, Life 101

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

Peter McWilliams, Life 101

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams (1957 - ), 'The Dilbert Principle'

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

Sophia Loren (1934 - )

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so we see people are divided on the point of value of mistakes

You are dust and to dust you will return.

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thanks to stringss for this siggy

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