Fixing Mistakes

Sunday, March 24, 2013 – Fixing Mistakes

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet. ~ Scott Adams

It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – fix it! ~ Lewis Black

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~ Harold Wilson

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~ W. Edwards Deming

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~ Anatole France

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. ~ Henry Miller

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. ~ Robert C. Gallagher

I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed. ~ George Carlin

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. ~ John A. Simone, Sr.

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~ Washington Irving

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Growth is the only evidence of life. ~ John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua, 1864

Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter

The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. ~ William H. Seward

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. ~ William Blake

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

The devil could change. He was once an angel and may be evolving still. ~ Laurence J. Peter

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. ~ Ernest Hemingway

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

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde

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 narrow field. ~ Niels Bohr

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

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

We made too many wrong mistakes. ~ Yogi Berra

A clever man commits no minor blunders. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If there’s a God I wonder if he’s sitting in the dark on the end of his bed wondering how he managed to screw everything up. ~ Michel Grant

Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Moralists had, as a rule, regarded it as a mode of warning, had claimed for it a certain ethical efficacy in the formation of character, had praised it as something that taught us what to follow and showed us what to avoid. But there was no motive power in experience. It was as little of an active cause as conscience itself. All that it really demonstrated was that our future would be the same as our past, and that the sin we had done once, and with loathing, we would do many times, and with joy. ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

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

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

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. ~ Charles Caleb Colton


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