Learning From Mistakes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old learning from mistakes quotes, learning from mistakes sayings, and learning from mistakes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.     

Alexander Pope

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

John Powell

Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing.     

Stella Adler

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

Richard Branson

If you live life 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 Clinton

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 your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.     

Neil Gaiman

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow.

Henry Haskins

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Samuel Levenson

All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.

Winston Churchill

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

As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.     

Jack Canfield

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.     

AI Franken

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without?mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?     

Peter McWilliams

When you make a 'mistake', don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. 'Mistakes' are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Hugh White

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.     

Bill Clinton

Don't carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones. Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.     

unknown

Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.

William Saroyan

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.

H. Stanley Judd

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field

Niels Bohr

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.     

Phyllis Theroux

Any married man should forget his mistakes - no use two people remembering the same thing.     

Duane Dewel

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

Bill Gates

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill

I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake.

Luis Miguel

Never say, 'oops'. Always say, 'Ah, interesting'.     

Anonymous

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.      

Weston H. Agor

A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end.      

Anonymous

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.      

James Joyce