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"