Quotes about Mistakes

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

Peter Alexander McWilliams (August 5, 1949 – June 14, 2000) was a writer of best-selling self-help books and, in his later years, a cannabis activist. Terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, he became a vocal campaigner for the legalization of medical cannabis.


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

Peter Alexander McWilliams (August 5, 1949 – June 14, 2000) was a writer of best-selling self-help books and, in his later years, a cannabis activist. Terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, he became a vocal campaigner for the legalization of medical cannabis.


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

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.


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

Sophia Loren, born Sofia Villani Scicolone (September 20, 1934) is an Italian actress.


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

Gerry Marshall (b. November 16, 1941 d. April 21, 2005) was a British saloon car racing driver, and, according to a 2002 magazine poll, one of the best drivers of all time.


"A common mistake that people make trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer and dramatist.


"If you have made a mistake, cut your losses as quickly as possible."

Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.


"I've made a couple of mistakes I'd like to do over."

Gerald Francis "Jerry" Coleman (born September 14, 1924) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and, currently, an analyst and former play-by-play radio announcer for the San Diego Padres.


"Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse."

Derwood Fincher (-)


"Any one who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".