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



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

—Leo Burnett

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.

—Robert Fripp

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.

—Dale Turner

A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.

—Pauline Kael

Don’t take “no” for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.

– Winston Churchill

If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don’t be middling if you can help it.

—Hildegard Knef

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.         —Dale Turner

Admitting Error clears the Score / And proves you Wiser than before.

—Arthur Guiterman

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.

—Elbert Hubbard

What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!

– Alfred Adler

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.

—Gertrude Stein

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

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– Mary Pickford

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

—Oscar Wilde

If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.

—R. Buckminster Fuller

Seymour Cray was a friend of my dad’s. I asked him what it was like to know the genius who had built the world’s first supercomputer company. My dad said, “Well, actually, son, he wasn’t so much smarter than me. He just made mistakes a hundred times faster.”

—Townes Duncan

The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong.

—William Randolph

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