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It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
Mercy Otis Warren
I would feel ill without theater. It's kind of a cliche, but every time you make a mistake, you really do have to learn from it to move on. When you're doing something live, there's no time to dwell. Hopefully you'll laugh it off, but if not, you can always take a day to hate yourself.
And that's the mistake that was made with Steel Pier. Roger was caught between a rock and hard place. It would have cost a couple of million dollars more to take it to Boston or someplace first. So we opened about a month too early.
I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We're shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear.
Waging an unnecessary war is a grave mistake.
I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.
Peter L. Berger
Once your career becomes about something other than the music, then that's what it is. I'll never make that mistake.
Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed.
In show business, if you make a mistake, you can do it over again.
I had one good racket, a Wilson Javelin. It was my favorite racket, and I made the mistake of putting it next to the heater. It just got so hot that it melted.
I used to want to be a war photographer, and I used to want to be a ballerina and a comedian. I used to want to be a writer. I invalidated myself; it's a mistake for me.
I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake.
John T. Flynn
It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody.
Let there be no mistake. A gay man alone could never begin to replicate the inner workings of the female mind.
Michael Patrick King
White Americans today don't know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that's where they made their mistake... they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made.
Fannie Lou Hamer
It's a mistake to dwell too much on the consequences of a piece of work that you're making.
I had come to regard the U.S. Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both.
Daniel De Leon
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.
The only mistake guys can make is to try too hard with their appearance. There's something very unmanly about it.
Through the history of rock n' roll, you see lots of bands making the mistake of putting on the tights when they get to arenas. Don't do that.
Man is nature's sole mistake.
I didn't spend much time in America, which probably was a mistake. To someone else, having a number one in America would be enough to get them touring.
Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.
Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture.
William Irwin Thompson
As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
Eric Allin Cornell
I am telling you, as a president of the country, I do not find it a mistake to listen to you and to respond to your requests and demands. But it is shameful and I will not, nor will ever accept to hear foreign dictations, whatever the source might be or whatever the context it came in.
You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big non mistake isn't he? He just got everything right really.
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