Learning From Mistakes Sayings and Quotes

Everyone makes mistakes, that’s inevitable. What matters is how we deal with them. Do we learn and improve or continue down the same path of failure? Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on learning from mistakes.


Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.     

L.M. Montgomery

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.     

Gary Marshall

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.     

Al Franken

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

Winston Churchill

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.     

Johnny Cash

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

Peter McWilliams

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.     

Orlando Batista

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way     

Dale Carnegie

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.     

Rick Warren

By seeking and blundering we learn.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.     

Henry C. Link

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err and err again but less and less and less.     

Piet Hein

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.     

Phyllis Theroux

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.      

Weston H. Agor

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.      

Thomas Alva Edison

Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.     

Paul J. Meyer

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one     

Elbert Hubbard

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake     

Nelson Boswell