Mistake Quotes

As humans, we all make mistakes. In fact, many of the world’s most successful people attribute their achievements to the lessons they’ve learned from their mistakes. Inspirational mistake quotes will remind you that it’s perfectly okay to make mistake as long as you learn and grow. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth with deep and thought-provoking mistake quotes. Let these mistake quotes inspire you to embrace your imperfections, rise above your setbacks and transform your life for the better.

Best Mistake Quotes

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? L.M. Montgomery

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli

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

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong. Charles M. Schulz

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Have no fear of perfection you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Be tenacious. The world will change, things will go wrong. Life is messy. Ann Sherry

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

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Paulo Coelho

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

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

To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey

We learn from failure, not from success! Bram Stoker

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. L.M. Montgomery

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. Vaibhav Shah

It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone, when you started to believe they loved you you’d be disappointed. Depend on someone, and you might as well admit you’re going to be crushed, because when you really needed them, they wouldn’t be there. Either that, or you’d confide in them and you added to their problems. All you ever really had was yourself, and that sort of sucked if you were less than reliable. Jodi Picoult

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

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It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them. Alexander Graham Bell

Some mistakes. Just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen. Jojo Moyes

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future. Steve Maraboli

We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward. Alison Croggon

It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Colin Powell

At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them. Angie Thomas

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. Brandon Mull

You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things. Ken Kesey

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Rita Mae Brown

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. George Bernard Shaw

I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them. Joe Abercrombie

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Sophocles

To some people, I am a kind of Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes. Walt Disney

I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being forgive me rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger. J.K. Rowling

I make plenty of mistakes and I’ll make plenty more mistakes, too. That’s part of the game. You’ve just got to make sure that the right things overcome the wrong ones. Warren Buffet

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. Steve Maraboli

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. William Blake

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Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk. Robert T. Kiyosaki

About mistakes it’s funny. You got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs they get mad. Edna Ferber

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. Carl G. Jung

We made too many wrong mistakes. Yogi Berra

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards. Rudyard Kipling

When a doctor makes a mistake, it’s best to bury the subject. Woody Allen

Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts. Jim Morrison

I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong. Charles M. Schulz

It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness. Roy T. Bennett

You never run out of things that can go wrong. Edward A. Murphy

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

Pick a side and be bold. And if you’re wrong, admit it. Jeff Goins

The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did. Jonathan Safran Foer

If you make a mistake, be big enough to admit to the mistake. People will think much better if you make an admission after a mistake. Keith Boyer

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. Edna St. Vincent Millay

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

Curiosity is the lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes

It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness. Roy T. Bennett

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist. Stephen Hawking

Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors. Ludwig van Beethoven

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. François de La Rochefoucauld

Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice. Stephanie Perkins

We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake a learning experience or a failure. Catherine Pulsifer

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I’m afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can’t be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life. Terry Goodkind

Some mistakes will be made along the way. That’s good. Because some decisions are being made along the way. We’ll find the mistakes. We’ll fix them. Steve Jobs

If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them. Bill Gates

One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life. Joyce Meyer

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. James Altucher

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them. John Irving

Recognise your own shortcomings and be prepared to learn quickly, including from your mistakes. If you don’t jump into the deep end at some point, you will never learn to swim. George Ilian

Makin mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then? Simone Elkeles

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope

Nothing in this life will ever make sense to me but I can’t help but try to collect the change and hope it’s enough to pay for our mistakes. Tahereh Mafi

Don’t confuse poor decision making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you! Steve Maraboli

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction. Kurt Vonnegut

A man must learn from his own mistakes, to be what he wishes to be. Lailah Gifty Akita

What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made. Alice Bag

You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. Daniel Dennett

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

Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies. Robert Greene

I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to admit that sometimes they’re just assholes who screw up because they don’t expect to get caught. Karen M. McManus

Refusing to own your mistakes doesn’t make you seem more competent; it reveals cowardice, callousness, and untrustworthiness. Ben Carpenter

If he can’t handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person’s soul. Shannon Alder

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing. Giacomo Casanova

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. William Jordan

Better make mistakes than faking perfections. Paulo Coelho

We all make mistakes but one has to move on. Jeffrey Archer

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw

True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past. Seth Brown

If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you have of making mistakes. John C. Maxwell

If you insist on disavowing that which is ugly about what you do, said Magnus, still looking at Alec, you will never learn from your mistakes. Cassandra Clare

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. Meister Eckhart

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

I know I’m not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I’ll be forever in your heart. Crystal Woods

Your best teacher is your last mistake. Ralph Nader

Maybe you expected marriage to be perfect I guess that’s where you and I are different. See, I thought it would be all about making mistakes, but doing it with someone who’s there to remind you what you learned along the way. Jodi Picoult

Learning from the past helps to ensure that mistakes are not repeated. Monica Johnson

If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. Iyanla Vanzant

Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies. Bill Gates

In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Vic Johnson

If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you may have of making mistakes. John C. Maxwell

I’d learned enough from life’s experiences to understand that destiny’s interventions can sometimes be read as invitation for us to address and even surmount our biggest fears. It doesn’t take a great genius to recognize that when you are pushed by circumstance to do the one thing you have always most specifically loathed and feared, this can be, at the very least, an interesting growth opportunity. Elizabeth Gilbert

You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more. Aretha Franklin

If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for. Amit Kalantri

So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that’s where you will find success. On the far side of failure. Thomas J. Watson

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is art, or love, or work or family or life. Neil Gaiman

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice. Theodore Roosevelt

It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible. T.H. White

Honesty and maturity are two key factors that separate those people who can successfully change their lives and those who are destined to continually repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Sarah Devnil