Mistake Quotes

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.

James Longstreet

The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one.

Elbert Hubbard

The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical.

George Crook

A man looking at a hippopotamus may sometimes be tempted to regard a hippopotamus as an enormous mistake; but he is also bound to confess that a fortunate inferiority prevents him personally from making such mistakes.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality

Edward Snowden

In magic, anyone with a shop-bought trick deck is a magician, and if people arent fooled they usually pretend to be, and they are understandably likely to mistake being fooled as a sign of being in the presence of an excellent magician.

Derren Victor Brown

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

There is a subtle difference between being a prisoner and being a slave. I don't mistake either for being free.

Lois McMaster Bujold

He had made one mistake in an otherwise flawless performance: he hadn't told me his name. Have you ever exchanged three words with an American without being told his name?

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

What a city, what a night, what a crowd, what a bomb, what a mistake, what a wanker you have for a President.

Paul David Hewson

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.

Oscar Wilde

I think scars are sexy because they mean that you made a mistake that led to a mess.

Angelina Jolie

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

Fred Allen

The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you.

Drake

What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.

Terry Eagleton

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