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Funny Quotations about Mistakes

quotations about mistakes and misfortune

The path of life is rarely smooth and straight; it's dotted with detours, wrong turns, and occasional dead ends. These are the mistakes we make as we navigate our journey, and though they can sometimes cause us discomfort or even pain, they hold an undeniable value. They are the stepping stones of learning, growth, and ultimately, wisdom.

Mistakes, big or small, are a testament to our inherent courage to try, to experiment, and to venture into the unknown. They provide valuable lessons that hone our judgement, fortify our resilience, and broaden our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It's through our blunders that we learn to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and move forward with renewed vigor and insight.

This compilation of quotations sheds light on the transformative power of mistakes. From renowned philosophers to celebrated authors and leaders, these insightful words underscore the intrinsic value of mistakes as indispensable components of our personal and collective growth. They remind us that to err is human, to learn divine, and to persist in the face of failure is the hallmark of true success.

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." Elbert Hubbard (American writer, 1859-1915)

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." James Joyce (Irish novelist, 1882-1941)

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent *doing nothing.*fishing.*in the hills.* George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." Bruce Lee (Hong Kong and American martial artist, 1940-1973)

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from *bad judgment.*your parents.*your teachers.* Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more." Anon

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"We learn from failure, not from success!" Bram Stoker (Irish author, 1847-1921)

"To err is human; to admit it, superhuman." Doug Larson (American columnist, 1926-2017)

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." Henry Ford (American car manufacturer and businessman, 1863-1947)

Mistakes are proof that you are *trying.*stupid.*a failure.* Anon

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein (German-born theoretical physicist, 1879-1955)

He who never made a mistake never made *a discovery.*any friends.*a birthday cake.* Samuel Smiles (English writer, 1812-1904)

"Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?" Peter McWilliams (American self-help author, 1949-2000)

"My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road." Beatrice Wood (American artist, 1893-1998)

"A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end." Anon

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." Sophia Loren (Italian actress, 1934-)

"Tell me, Mr Best, where did it all go wrong?" Anon (More specifically, these are the words of an unnamed waiter who was delivering champagne to George Best's hotel room, which had Miss World and £20K in cash lying on the bed.)

"My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents is to stay in bed all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out." Robert Benchley (American humorist, 1889-1945)

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others." Ambrose Bierce (American writer, 1842-1914)

"No *snowflake*rabbit*skier* in an avalanche ever feels responsible." Stanislaw Lec (Polish writer, 1909-66)

"Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started to happen to somebody else." Don Marquis (American poet and journalist, 1878-1937)

"Erratum. In my article on the price of milk, 'horses' should have read 'cows' throughout." J. B. Morton (British journalist, 1893-1975)

"If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes." Leon Trotsky (Russian revolutionary, 1879-1940)

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