Quotes about Mistakes

"If you don't make mistakes..you aren't really trying."

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins was the first important jazz musician to use the instrument.


"A clever man commits no minor-blunders."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.


"Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are more easily handled than dumb mistake."

William Wister Haines (September 17, 1908 – November 18, 1989) was an American author, screenwriter, and playwright.


"Succes seems to be connected with action. Succesful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

Conrad Nicholson Hilton (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.


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

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


"You're not the only one who made mistakes, but they're the only things that you can truly call your own."

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer.


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

Henry Charles Link (1889-1952) psychologist.


"It is always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seems 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 man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."

John C. Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 50 books, primarily focusing on leadership.


"Rememer yor mistakes just long enough to profit by them."

Dan McKinnon (-)