31 Quotes About Making Mistakes


The power of mistakes and failure can leave you experiencing the harsh realities of life. These quotes about making mistakes will ensure you think twice before taking any major decisions.

“Don’t be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.”

“Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.”

“Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.”

“Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.”

“I always say the minute I stop making mistakes is the minute I stop learning and I’ve definitely learned a lot.”

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”

“I think advice is cheap. You can only really learn by doing and making mistakes.”

“I think making mistakes is as inevitable as receiving disappointments.”

“If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.”

“If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

“I’m a guy that learns from making mistakes. Sometimes that’s not the best way to learn, but that’s how I learn.”

“In your life, where are you not making mistakes? Sometimes if there’s no mess, there’s no change happening.”

“It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.”

“I’ve been really terrible in a lot of things because I learned by making mistakes. That makes you a different kind of actor, because you have to figure out for yourself what you do.”

“Life isn’t about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.”

“life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

“Making distinctions is part of learning. So is making mistakes.”

“Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.”

“Nobody lives without making mistakes.”

“Of course I make mistakes. I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes.”

“Once you accept that we’re all imperfect, it’s the most liberating thing in the world. Then you can go around making mistakes and saying the wrong thing and tripping over on the street and all that and not feel worried.”

“People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.”

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

“The best way to learn is getting out there, getting reps, and making mistakes.”

“The mark of a wise person isn’t never making mistakes – everyone makes plenty of them. Rather, it’s the ability to quickly admit – and fix – them!”

“There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.”

“To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.”

“Well, I think that part of being young is not exactly knowing why you do some of the things that you do. And it’s by exploring your life or experimenting or making mistakes and learning from them hopefully that you start to forge an identity.”

“You have to have a cultural ethic that allows for making mistakes. It cannot be that just because you make mistakes, you’re out. You have to make mistakes in order to innovate.”

“You try to live the experience but keep your feet on the ground, not let it go to your head, because that’s when you start making mistakes.”

Learning from your mistakes take a measure of experience to learn from.

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