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100 Short Quotes About Mistakes in Life [with Images]

Here are the 100 most famous short quotes about mistakes and moving on from them.

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
Rick Warren


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


“Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”
Harry Truman


“Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.”
Martin F. Tupper


“We made too many wrong mistakes.”
Yogi Berra


“When I make a mistake, it’s a beaut.”
Fiorello La Guardia


“By seeking and blundering we learn.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Mistakes grow your brain.”
Jo Boaler


“Always make new mistakes.”
Esther Dyson


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

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


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


“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”
James Joyce


“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.”
Maxwell Maltz


“Who has credit enough in this world to pay for his mistakes?”
Edward Dahlberg


“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.”
William Jordan


“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.”
Denis Waitley


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


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


“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde


“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.”


“Love truth, but pardon error.”


“Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.”
H.G. Brown


“He who makes no mistakes never makes anything.”
English Proverb


“Life is very interesting, if you make mistakes.”
Georges Carpentier


“None mess up more often than the old – except the young.”
Malcolm Forbes

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“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.”
Nikki Giovanni


“Honest error is to be pitied not ridiculed.”
Lord Chesterfield


“The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.”
Herbert V. Prochnow


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


“And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”
Paulo Coelho


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


“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
Theodore Roosevelt


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


“We learn from failure, not from success!”
Bram Stoker


“The mistakes we regret the most are the ones we were too scared to make.”
Ollie Slaney


“Every mistake adds marginally to your wisdom bank.”
M.K. Soni


“From error to error one discovers the entire truth.”
Sigmund Freud


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


“Making mistakes is human. Repeating ’em is too.”
Malcolm Forbes


“If I had my life to live over…I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.”
Nadine Stair

“Any man can make a mistake; only a fool keeps making the same one.”

“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.”
Winston Churchill

“Your mistake does not define who you are…you are your possibilities.”
Oprah Winfrey

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
Tallulah Bankhead

“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.”
Elbert Hubbard

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

“I don’t care what people say about me. I do care about my mistakes.”

“We all mess up. It’s what we learn from our mistakes that matters.”
Lauren Myracle

“Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them.”
Andrew V. Mason

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

“We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.”
Curtis Sittenfeld

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

“Bachelor: A man who never makes the same mistake once.”
Ed Wynn

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

“Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.”
Lindsay Fox

“It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us.”
Rachel Wolchin

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

“Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance.”
Mo’ne Davis

“A mistake is only a mistake if you dwell on it. Let go and forgive.”
Akiroq Brost

“Mistakes arm you with new knowledge that you can bring to the situation.”
Tom Meitner

“Holding a mistake over someone’s head does not rehabilitate them.”
E’yen A.Gardner

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

“You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing.”
Stella Adler

“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
Orlando Batista

“Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.”
Vannetta Chapman

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

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”
William Connor Magee

“None are more liable to mistakes than those who act only on second thoughts.”
Luc de Vauvenargues

“Success lies in one’s ability to learn from mistakes.”
Dr. Prem Jagyasi

“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.”
Giacomo Casanova

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.”
Mary Tyler Moore

“He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”
Samuel Smiles

“Woman was God’s second mistake.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.”
Bill Vaughan

“Which? Is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s blunders?”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

“It is for want of thinking that most Men are done.”
Dr. Thomas Fuller

“Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson.”
James Fenimore Cooper

“Failure is the condiment which gives success its flavor.”
Truman Capote

“We commit two wrongs when we fail to right a wrong.”
Cesare Pavese

“Men do not suspect faults which they do not commit.”
Samuel Johnson

“Learn from other people’s mistakes.”
Tai Lopez

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
Bob Ross

“Political necessities sometimes turn out to be political mistakes.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
Tori Amos

“You need to give yourself permission to be human.”
Joyce Brothers

“That’s not serious, it’s just human.”
Jerry Kopke

“I can pardon everybody’s mistakes except my own.”
Marcus Cato

“Some faults may claim forgiveness.”

“An honest mistake always favors the restaurant.”
Robert Half

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

“Mistakes occur when a man is over-worked or over-confident.”
William Feather

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

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

“Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes.”
Criss Jami

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
Salvador Dalí

“I skated, fell down and learned to pick myself up in front of millions.”
Michelle Kwan

“Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.”
Francis Bacon

“This is worse than a crime, it’s a mistake.”

“Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”
Dan Brown

“To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.”
Ambrose Bierce

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas Alva Edison

“It began as a mistake.”
Charles Bukowski

“If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.”
Rabindranath Tagore

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

“All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.”
Red Skelton

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