Mistake: (error...wrong...misunderstanding...defect )

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. --- Alexander Pope 1688

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? --- Buddha 563BC

Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. --- John Keats

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. --- Samuel Smiles 1812

I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, 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. --- Mary Pickford 1893

If you 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. --- Mary Pickford 1893

If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out. --- Rabindranath Tagor 1861

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can. --- Sydney Smith 1771

It is the response to error that counts. --- Nikki Giovanni

Love truth, and pardon error. --- Voltaire 1694

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. --- Helen Keller 1880

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts. --- Nikki Giovanni

Never yield your courage - your courage to live, your courage to fight, to resist, to develop you own lives, to be free. I'm talking about resistance to wrong and fighting oppression. --- Roger Baldwin

Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no-one could find fault with it. --- Cardinal John Newman 1801

So let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future. --- Tyron Edwards 1809

Speak the truth by all means; be bold and fearless in your rebuke of error, and in your keener rebuke of wrongdoing; but be human, and loving, and gentle, and brotherly, the while. --- W N Punshon

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. --- Elbert Hubbard 1856

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. --- Edward John Phelps 1822

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. --- Dale Carnegie 1888

The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance - your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its mortal blow. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

There is something wrong when I have to step over people in the streets. In this society, we have so much and we have to give back... A nation should not be judged by its wealth, but by how it treats its poor. ( Cuban-born doctor in Miami who treats the poor) --- Pedro 'Joe' Greer

To dream the impossible dream, To fight the unbeatable foe, To bear with unbearable sorrow, To run where the brave dare not go, To right the unrightable wrong, To love, pure and chaste, from afar, To try when your arms are too weary, To reach the unreachable star, This is my quest, to follow that star, No matter how hopeless, no matter how far, To fight for the right without question or pause, To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. --- Impossible Dream

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? ... if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine (governement). What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience. --- George Washington 1732

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