20 Quotes on Learning from Mistakes - Vienna Richards

20 Best learning from mistakes quotes

“John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.”

Carol Dweck, Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” 
— George Bernard Shaw


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” 
— Albert Einstein


“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” 
— Steve Maraboli (Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)


“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” 
— Mahatma Gandhi


“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” 
— Theodore Roosevelt


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes…you’re Doing Something.” 
 Neil Gaiman


“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” 
 Niels Bohr


“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” 
— Paulo Coelho (Brida)


“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” 
 Steve Maraboli 


“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.” 
— Thomas Wolfe (You Can’t Go Home Again)


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” 
— Groucho Marx


“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” 
— Alexander Pope (An Essay On Criticism)


“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.” 
— Colleen Hoover 


“Mistakes are never a failure—they can be turned into wisdom.” 
— Cat Cora


“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” 
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2))


“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.” 
— Confucius


“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” 
— Mahatma Gandhi


“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.” 
— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)


“What distinguished the thriving companies from the others? There were several important factors…but one that was absolutely key was the type of leader who in every case led the company into greatness…These were not the larger-than-life, charismatic types who oozed ego and self-proclaimed talent. They were self-effacing people who constantly asked questions and had the ability to confront the most brutal answers- that is, to look failures in the face, even their own, while maintaining faith that they would succeed in the end…They’re constantly trying to improve. They surround themselves with the most able people…they look squarely at their own mistakes and deficiencies, and they ask frankly what skills they and the company will need.”
Carol Dweck, Mindset – Updated Version: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential

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