33 Quotes About Owning up to Mistakes


Making your own mistakes is what builds character and gives you experience in life. These quotes about owning up to mistakes encourages you to take ownership for the good and bad that happens in life.

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

“I am not the humblest person in the world. I admit that.”

“I certainly believe it’s over for the jury system, but we won’t admit it for a while.”

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”

“I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.”

“I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes.”

“I would admit I’m an introvert. I don’t know why introverts have to apologize.”

“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.”

“If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.”

“In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.”

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.”

“It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.”

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better. It’s a little better all the time.”

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

“No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life.”

“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.”

“No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could’ve done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it’s best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.”

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.”

“One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.”

“Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice.”

“People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be – whether they will admit that or not.”

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

“Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong.”

“The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.”

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.”

“The media has affected everybody’s consciousness much more than most people will admit.”

“The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.”

“We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.”

“We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.”

“We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin.”

“What I hate is that not many people admit to having a big ego, but you have to – and there’s nothing wrong with it.”

“When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.”

Ensuring now to let your mistakes ruin you will make sure your life is not defined from a few indiscretions.

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