A Few Mistakes

Sunday, November 28, 2010 – A Few Mistakes

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Sam Levenson

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. ~ Franklin P. Adams

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~ Ornette Coleman

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. ~ Miles Davis

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

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~ Niels Bohr

The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes. ~ Aubrey Menen

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce

In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. ~ Bill Vaughan

We made too many wrong mistakes. ~ Yogi Berra

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

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

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. ~ Jim Morrison

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, “Did you sleep good?” I said “No, I made a few mistakes.” ~ Steven Wright

Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there. ~ Woody Allen

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. ~ A. J. P. Taylor

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest. ~ Clifton Fadiman

America is a mistake, a giant mistake. ~ Sigmund Freud

We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them. ~ Lillian Hellman

Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them. ~ Peter Ustinov

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. ~ Salvador Dali

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. ~ Gene Roddenberry

Woman was God’s second mistake. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

We’re all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don’t make any big ones. ~ Andy Rooney

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp. ~ Joan Rivers

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

When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering. ~ W. Edwards Deming

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

I don’t make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong. ~ Murray Walker

We love it when we make mistakes that are better than something you could think up. ~ Wayne Coyne

Mistakes are the only universal form of originality. ~ Mason Cooley

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style. ~ Fred Astaire

An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve. ~ Ring Lardner

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it. ~ Galen Rowell

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

As for all those mistakes I make – they are on purpose – to teach you how to deal with them. ~ Donald Norman