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60 Quotes About Mistakes

Scared of messing up? Read these 60 Quotes about mistakes to help you get some perspective and realize that making mistakes in life can be productive and doesn’t make you less of a person! In fact, making a mistake shows that you are trying, living, and gaining experience.

Many of us avoid trying things we want to out of the fear of making a mistake and being criticized, but these motivational mistake quotes are sure to get you thinking differently. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, give yourself the chance to live your best life and learn from your errors instead.

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1. “Mistakes increase your experience and experiences decrease your mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes then others learn from your success.” – Unknown

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2. “Don’t panic about mistakes. If you make them, you can make a different choice next time. You’ve learned a lesson, be thankful.” – Unknown

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3. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstien

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

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5. “You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.” – Steven Denn

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6. “It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn.” – John Bradshaw

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7. “The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.” – Malcolm Forbes

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8. “Nothing is a mistake, and nothing is something you should regret, it all happens for a reason, there is a purpose for and behind everything.” – Unknown

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9. “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.

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10. “Give yourself permission to not dwell on your mistakes, but to be proud for trying, and empowered to learn and try differently.” – Unknown

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11. “I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don’t believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It’s not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it.” – Nigel Mansell

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12. “I make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do.” – Kim Kardashian

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13. “The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one.” – Elbert Hubbard

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14. “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

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15. “In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons.” – Vic Johnson

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16. “You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you.” – Paul Coelho

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17. “I made a mistake and I take full responsibility. I will learn. I will do better.” – Unknown

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18. “Everybody makes mistakes in life. It’s how those mistakes are handled that defines us.” – Unknown

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

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20. “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

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21. “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” – Unknown

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

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23. “I make mistakes, growing up. I’m not perfect; I’m not a robot.” – Justin Bieber

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24. “A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” – Unknown

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25. “We all make mistakes. It’s how we come back from the mistakes that matters.” – Tom Welling

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

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27. “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

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28. “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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29. “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” – Bono

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

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31. “You need to give yourself permission to be human” – Joyce Brothers

32. “Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.” – Unknown

33. “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

34. “Learn from your history, but don’t live in it.” – Steve Maraboli

35. “Most people tend to move on from their mistakes without looking back, but this just deprives them the opportunity to carry out the crucial exercise of understanding what went wrong.” – Rupert Johnson,

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

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

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

39. “Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.” – Elbert Hubbard

40. “Never ever believe that each task must be done perfectly. We are humans and we all are bound to make mistakes, whether a few or many, little or big, or rarely or frequently.” – Lindsay J. Hallie

41. “Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson.” – James Fenimore Cooper

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

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

44. “Mistakes are proof you are trying.” Anonymous

45. “I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” – Shelby Foote

46. “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” – Robin Sharma

47. “Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on.” Max Lucado

48. “Don’t live in the past, thinking about mistakes or changes you made. Think of your life as a book, move forward, close one chapter and open another. Learn from your mistakes, but focus on your future, no on your past.” – Unknown

49. “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” Dean Smith, 

50. “You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, and you learn.” – Unknown

51. “The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

53. “We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” – Curtis Sittenfield

54. “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist… Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” – Stepehen Hawking

55. “I’m afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can’t be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we makde a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.” – Terry Goodkind

56. “Getting angry at people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make them. It teaches them to hide them.” – Unknown

57. “If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are … a different game you should play.” – Yoda 

58. “And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” – Kurt Vonnegut

59. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

60. “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