Mistake Quotes

Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.

Native American Chief Joseph

It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered.

Christian Nevell Bovee

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.

Nelson Boswell

I became an entrepreneur by mistake. Ever since then I've gone into business, not to make money, but because I think I can do it better than it's been done elsewhere. And, quite often, just out of personal frustration about the way it's been done by other people.

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

Earl Nightingale

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

Walter Bagehot

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

Douglas Adams

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.

Bryant McGill

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

Aleister Crowley

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.

Lucille Clifton

It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy

Lyndon Baines Johnson

He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.

Terence

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions

Edward R. Murrow

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake

Arthur Schopenhauer

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably

Bertolt Brecht

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Carl Sandburg

I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.

Adeline Knapp

There is only one thing I want to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.

William Howard Taft

No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.

Henry Moore

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Edward R. Murrow

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

Dr Samuel Johnson

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