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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life -- you win some and you lose some.

Author: Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995)

Profession: American Author

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

Author: Florence King (1936)

Profession: American Author, Critic

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.

Author: Philip Knight

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Nike Corporation

The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed, most successful men fail time and time again, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

Author: Michael Korda (1919)

Profession: American publisher

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

Author: Doug Larson


We can afford almost any mistake once.

Author: Lewis Lehr

Profession: American Businessman, President of 3M Company

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Author: Samuel Levenson


To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

Author: Henry C. Link


The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.

Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Profession: American Journalist

Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Author: Sophia Loren (1934)

Profession: Italian Film Actress

A man who cannot make mistakes cannot do anything.

Author: Bernard Magazine


Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -- after you have done your best to achieve success today.

Author: Maxwell Maltz

Profession: American Plastic Surgeon, Author of "Psycho-Cybernetics"