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The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Errand err again but less and less and less.

Author: Piet Hein (1905)

Profession: Dutch Inventor, Poet

No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.

Author: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Profession: British Philosopher

The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, ''That is all there was!'' But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.

Author: Josh Jenkins


I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.

Author: Billy Joel (1949)

Profession: American Musician, Piano Man, Singer, Songwriter

That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Author: James Joyce (1882-1941)

Profession: Irish Author

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.

Author: James Joyce (1882-1941)

Profession: Irish Author

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.

Author: H. Stanley Judd

Profession: American Author