31 Quotes About Mistakes in Life and Forgiveness


Our mistakes and failures in life can have a dramatic effect on our life. These quotes about mistakes in life and forgiveness reminds us that there is a lot of power and knowledge that can be earned by the choices we make.

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.”

“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes.”

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

“Doing one fool thing after another is not so terrible when you consider the human proclivity to do several fool things at once.”

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.”

“Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.”

“I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.”

“If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.”

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

“If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.”

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

“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.”

“It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.”

“Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one.”

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

“Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.”

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”

“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.”

“One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is to add to the offense.”

“Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties.”

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one”

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

“Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.”

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.”

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

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