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Mistake Quotes That Will Help You To Accept Failure (2022)

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These mistake quotes are full of life lessons that will motivate you to keep going despite your failures.

Mistakes are inevitable in life. Human beings are bound to make mistakes; however, these mistakes are not here to make us suffer and fail; rather, their presence allows us to learn and grow as people. Check out the complete list of mistake quotes below to learn from your mistakes and strive for a better tomorrow.

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Best Mistake Quotes and Sayings

1. “You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” – Maxwell Maltz

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

3. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

4. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

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

6. “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

7. “If you don’t learn from your mistakes, then they become regrets.” – John Cena

8. “It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistakes. What’s done is done.” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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9. “Mistakes occur when a man is overworked or over-confident.” – William Feather

10. “You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, and you learn.” – Anonymous

11. “If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” – Tallulah Bankhead

12. “Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure. They can be turned into wisdom.” – Cat Cora

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

14. “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made.” – Cindy Cashman

16. “Don’t mention a person’s past mistakes when they are trying to change. That’s like throwing rocks at them while they are struggling to climb a mountain.” – Anonymous

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17. “I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.” – Malala Yousafzai

Inspiring Quotes When You Made a Mistake

18. “Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone deserves a second chance.” – Mo’ne Davis

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19. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.” – Mary Tyler Moore

20. “He, who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles

21. “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

22. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “Pick a side and be bold, and if you’re wrong, admit it.” – Jeff Goins

24. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

25. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

26. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes, and you recover from them, and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.” – Steve Harvey

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27. “If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you have of making mistakes.” – John C. Maxwell

28. “Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody has ever made before. Do not freeze, do not stop, do not worry. Whatever you are scared of doing, do it.” – Neil Gaiman

29. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

30. “Of course, I make mistakes. I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes.” – Alexander McQueen

31. “People have the right to make their own decisions, even if they’re making a mistake.” – Scott Curran

Short Mistake Quotes

32. “Mistakes are proof you are trying.” – Anonymous

33. “Always make new mistakes.” – Esther Dyson

34. “Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.” – Anonymous

35. “We learn from failure, not from success!” – Bram Stoker

36. “Mistakes do happen, and life goes on.” – Sourav Ganguly

37. “To err is human, to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope

38. “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

39. “Life is very interesting if you make mistakes.” – Georges Carpentier


Quotes to Remind You That It Is Okay to Make Mistakes

40. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” – John Wooden

41. “Mistakes are to be learned from. What successful people never do is punish themselves by reliving their mistakes over and over again by thinking of them.” – Gwen Stapleton

42. “The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

43. “There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go.” – Melanie Koulouris

44. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell

45. “We make our mistakes, we fall, yet we learn something new, and we rise again. That’s the design of humanity. This is our destiny.” – Angelina Talpa

46. “The biggest mistake I have made in my life is letting people stay in my life far longer than they deserve.” – Anonymous

47. “Through life’s ups and downs, and the few mistakes we make, and all the successes that we get, let nobody, nobody’s opinion, define who you are. And if anybody defines who you are, let it be yourself.” – Mahira Khan

48. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret, and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda

49. “It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered.” – Christian Bovee

50. “People who work for a living make mistakes. Always remember this. People who pride themselves on making no decisions or any mistakes probably are not very valuable to you.” – Steven Rosenthal

51. “Recognize your own shortcomings and be prepared to learn quickly, including from your mistakes. If you don’t jump into the deep end at some point, you will never learn to swim.” – George Ilian

52. “A strong leader is one who is open to criticism and welcome feedback, and why not, he or she is only a human being, bound to make mistakes.” – Daniel Transon

53. “We all make mistakes, and we all do dumb things but never doubt. You have what it takes.” – Kate Summers

54. “Stop flogging yourself over the past mistakes and hurtful memories of the past.” – Kellie Sullivan

Quotes About Admitting a Mistake

55. “We all make them. The difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake—a learning experience or a failure.” – Catherine Pulsifer

56. “What do you do with a mistake—recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith

57. “Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.” – Anonymous

58. “What is done cannot be undone, but at least one can keep it from happening again.” – Anne Frank

59. “Everyone makes mistakes. You just make more of them than most people.” – Cassandra Clare

60. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck

61. “To make no mistakes is not in the power of man, but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch

62. “At an early age, I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” – Angie Thomas

63. “If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.” – Holly Near

64. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it—admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” – Paul Bear Bryant

65. “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” – Joe Abercrombie

66. “It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” – Roy T. Bennett

67. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

68. “Be tenacious. The world will change. Things will go wrong. Life is messy.” – Ann Sherry

69. “You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows. You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.” – Anne Lamott

70. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

71. “I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being, forgive me, rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” – J.K. Rowling

72. “There is always tension between the possibilities we aspire to, and our wounded memories, and past mistakes.” – Sean Brady

73. “We are all mere mortals, and making mistakes is part of living a long, active life. Yet, we still should be able to learn from those who have come before us.” – Mike Finley

74. “There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn. Whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.” – Richard Bach

Mistake Quotes for Students

75. “Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” – Anonymous

76. “Smart people learn from their mistakes, but the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” – Brandon Mull

77. “Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.” – Lindsay Fox

78. “It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us.” – Rachel Wolchin

79. “Mistakes are a sign of trying, and it is always better to try and fail than to fail to try.” – Robert Washington

80. “Mistakes arm you with new knowledge that you can bring to the situation.” – Tom Meitner

81. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

82. “So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that’s where you will find success—on the far side of failure.” – Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Quotes to Help You Overcome Mistakes

83. “Good people make mistakes and hurt others, then they learn from their mistakes and try not to make them again.” – Bob Anderson

84. “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

85. “I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that set us on the path that we’re meant to be on.” – Jay Ellis

86. “Holding a mistake over someone’s head does not rehabilitate them.” – E’yen A. Gardner

87. “What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.” – Alice Bag

88. “Don’t put other people down. A big mistake that a lot of opinionated people make is always putting those around them down.” – Emma Jones

89. “Your ability to understand and direct kindness over yourself over failures and mistakes is an important matter.” – Mia Conrad

90. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

91. “Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” – George Soros

92. “Three-fourths of the mistakes a man makes are made because he does not really know the things he thinks he knows.” – James Bryce

93. “We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.” – Adrian Grenier

94. “It was one thing to make a mistake. It was another thing to keep making it.” – Jodi Picoult

95. “It’s very important that we don’t make the same mistakes twice. That’s a big part of improvement.” – Kirby Smart

96. “Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.” – Harry Gunnison Brown

97. “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” – Robert Downey Jr.

98. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

99. “Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” – Pearl S. Buck

100. “Mistakes are the best teachers. One does not learn from success. It is desirable to learn vicariously from other people’s failures, but it gets much more firmly seared in when they are your own.” – Mohnish Pabrai

Funny Mistake Quotes

101. “I can pardon everybody’s mistakes except my own.” – Marcus Cato

102. “When I make a mistake, it’s a beaut.” – Fiorello La Guardia

103. “An honest mistake always favors the restaurant.” – Robert Half

104. “All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.” – Red Skelton

105. “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

106. “If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.” – Edward A. Murphy

107. “I never make the same mistake twice. I make it three-four times, you know, just to be sure!” – Anonymous

108. “I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more.” – Anonymous

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Mistake Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

109. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” – Sophocles

110. “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

111. “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

112. “Without pain, there would be no suffering. Without suffering, we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering are the keys to all windows. Without it, there is no way of life.” – Angelina Jolie

113. “The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.” – William Blake

114. “There are no mistakes, no coincidence. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

115. “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

116. “Some mistakes just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.” – Jojo Moyes

117. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” – William J. Clinton

118. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

119. “Mistakes can help us to fine-tune our skills, learn better ways of doing things, and get our priorities straight.” – Angela Agranoff

120. “I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time. All I can do is to try my best to learn from my mistakes, take responsibility for them, and do a better job tomorrow.” – Lana Perry

121. “Mistakes increase your experience, and experiences decrease your mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes, then others learn from your success.” – Anonymous

122. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are—precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” – Al Franken

123. “Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s okay. We all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” – Steve Maraboli

124. “As humans, we’re going to make mistakes. It’s what makes us human, and most of the time, the most effective way of learning is from a mistake.” – Nash Grier

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