Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
"The Dilbert Principle"
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.
Address, special meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 16, 1946
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.
Atheism: An Affirmative View (1980)
The progress is made by correcting the mistakes resulting from the making of progress.
There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.
Humility leads to strength and not weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?
To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
An Essay on Criticism
Mistakes are the stepping stones to success.
To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
To inquire if and where we made mistakes is not to apologize. War is replete with mistakes because it is full of improvisations. In war we are always doing something for the first time. It would be a miracle if what we improvised under the stress of war should be perfect.
The bar does not claim to be the communion of saints. It only claims to be a noble organization of fallible men, in a fallible society. It concedes that all lawyers sometimes blunder in a professional service; that many sometimes sin against professional duty; that some are incompetent and some are vicious. But it asserts its own dignity and integrity, by a greater contempt than the world has for its dunces, by a severer reprobation of its knaves.
Address at Wisconsin Law School (1873)
All men make mistakes but married men find out about them sooner.
Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not move ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can master the job, there is no need to master themselves.
I have made terrible mistakes. I have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends and supporters and the media.
A former congressman on his sexting habit
Mistakes are as serious as the results they cause!
House, The Mistake. By Dr. Gregory House.