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As a kid, I was always mistaken for a girl. Before you reach that age where your sexuality starts to display itself, kids can look very androgynous, and I guess I leaned more toward the feminine. All those things were very hard, growing up, because you're trying to create an identity, and you're feeling shameful about the one that you're making.
The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful.
We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone.
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.
What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
At home, we must reject the mistaken notion - a notion that has dominated too much of the public dialogue for too long - that ever bigger Government is the answer to every problem.
Richard M. Nixon
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.
Martyrdom is evidence only of a man's honesty - it is no evidence that he is not mistaken. Men have suffered martyrdom for all sorts of opinions in politics and in religion; yet they could not therefore have all been in the right; although they could give no stronger evidence that they believed themselves in the right.
I often get mistaken for Dumbledore. One wizard is very much like another.
The middle way is a view of life that avoids the extreme of misguided grasping born of believing there is something we can find, or buy, or cling to that will not change. And it avoids the despair and nihilism born from the mistaken belief that nothing matters, that all is meaningless.
Our work for human dignity is often lonely, and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.
There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war.
Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so.
Henry W. Kendall
Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
If I hammer my own thumb while doing some DIY, it's not nice, but it's not the end of the world. To care obsessively about similar levels of discomfort in animals seems to be a case of mistaken moral priorities.
Nobody's perfect. And if you think they are, you're sadly mistaken.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
But people who think they can project themselves into deafness are mistaken because you can't. And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's whole life is like I even mean just realizing what it is like for an instant.
I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good.
If people think they can elicit from me whatever terms they want, they are mistaken.
I think that people who make films and think they're changing the world are sorely mistaken. If that really is your goal, there are far better ways to do it. I'm making politically observant films for audiences.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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