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Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
Lincoln made mistakes. Roosevelt made mistakes. Eisenhower made mistakes. The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest intelligence failure in American military history, much bigger than any in Vietnam or now. We didn't know that the Soviets were moving 400,000 or 500,000 troops. We missed it.
I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question.
You can't worry about the mistakes, because you're going to make a lot of them. You've got to be thinking about your next move.
All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'.
But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.
So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
When I was new, I didn't know where my career will go. Initially, my films were not even successful, but then I learned a lot from my mistakes.
Be ever watchful for the opportunity to shelter little children with the umbrella of your charity; be generous to their schools, their hospitals, and their places of worship. For, as they must bear the burdens of our mistakes, so are they in their innocence the repositories of our hopes for the upward progress of humanity.
The mistakes we make when we try to imagine our personal futures are also lawful, regular, and systematic. They, too, have a pattern that tells us about the powers and limits of foresight in much the same way that optical illusions tell us about the powers and limits of eyesight.
Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.
I don't want to repeat my mistakes.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Perhaps because my relationship with my father went through such a long, bumpy time, it's been very important for me to work to try to keep lines of communication open between my sons and myself to try to avoid my father's mistakes. At least if you're making mistakes, make different mistakes.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
People make mistakes - they say things they shouldn't have or didn't necessarily mean. But I strongly believe in consequences. If there are none, someone might feel like they've gotten away with something, or that what they said couldn't have been that bad.
I don't agree with capital punishment as it is now, because too often mistakes are made. But I think that if you eliminate the mistakes, then there are times when it is justified.
The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
E. T. Bell
If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering.
Thich Nhat Hanh
It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.
My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.
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