In this post, you will find great Mistake Quotes from famous people, such as Lucy Worsley, Anja Rubik, Ring Lardner, Robert Half, Carl Sandburg. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
In very big companies, you find less entrepreneurialism than you really want to see. Success is defined as ‘don’t make a mistake.’ And you get to be the C.E.O. by outlasting everybody else, then you’re there for five or six years, and you want to get your bonus on the way out.
Bernard L. Schwartz
Every time I make a mistake with a company, I write it out and try to figure out why it happened.
I really don’t think anything I do is a mistake. It could be if I didn’t learn from it.
I think, often, people who run away are people who got into things most enthusiastically, and then they want more. They just demand more of life than what is happening in the moment. Sometimes this is a great mistake, as it’s always a good deal different than you expect it.
The Beatles exist apart from myself. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion, and until the end of my life, people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.
I remember for my 18th birthday, I was going to get a tattoo, and I made the mistake of thinking I was a man and telling my father, and he was like, ‘Oh yeah? You better tattoo a new address on your arm, because you’re not living here!’ And that was the end of that discussion.
When my film flops, I believe it is my mistake. There have been times when I didn’t come out of my house because my films didn’t do well. I lock myself in for months. I don’t talk to people. I feel bad for producer, director, for those who lost money. It’s never about myself or my career alone.
I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they’re making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best.
It’s what counts, isn’t it, on the Sunday, rather than pre-season testing. If you lock up, you do a little mistake, it’s nothing, but if you do it on Sunday, you lose a place or you have to box for a flatspot or something like that. It’s a much bigger problem.
And some of those people that votedRepublican are now going to say, what a mistake I made because I didn’t know they were going to take my job away. I didn’t know they were going to take collectivebargaining away.
Concentrate and think upon the problem in mind until a satisfactoryconclusion is reached, and then finally go ahead. If you have made a mistake, all right. Never find fault with a man because he has made a mistake. It is only a fool that makes the same mistake the second time.
My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make that mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short.
When I was a kid, I wanted a Chanelbob and bangs. My mom said no. I went to the salonanyway, and they said, ‘No way – we are not going to do that to your hair.’ So I did it myself. Big mistake. Instead of my bangs going down straight, they were sticking up like a cat. It was horrible.
I have bad-mom moments all the time. Sometimes I have the wrong reaction, but I try to remember to pull back and think about it. Even when I make the mistake, I’m able to then go, ‘Oh, okay, let’s do this again.’
Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that ‘Oryx and Crake’ is anti-science. Science is a way of knowing, and a tool. Like all ways of knowing and tools, it can be turned to bad uses. And it can be bought and sold, and it often is. But it is not in itself bad. Like electricity, it’s neutral.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
Now the problem withstandardizedtests is that it’s based on the mistake that we can simplyscale up the education of children like you would scale up making carburetors. And we can’t, because human beings are very different from motorcars, and they have feelings about what they do and motivations in doing it, or not.
I think people who multitask pay a huge price. They think they’re being extra productive, and I think when you multitask so much you don’t have time to think about anything deeply, you are giving the world an advantage you shouldn’t do, and practically everybody is drifting into that mistake.
New York as an industry is the best city for real estate. You’re in a very transparent market. If you need to liquidate, you make three phone calls and you could sell something, even in the worst market. It is also less forgiving; if you make a mistake you can lose money.
It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn’t have prosecuted the war. We shouldn’t have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.
Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era, and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever.
Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’
The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I’ve ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this.
You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority; I thought he knew and was right on everything – for a while.
Yes, it seems we’ve got this mutant gene in our human personality that makes us susceptible to this same kind of mistake over and over again. It’s really uncanny how we build these beautiful multicultural edifices and then allow this switch to be flipped and everybody goes, ‘Oh, the other, get them out of here.’
Every mistake you make allows you to be honest because what’s in the dark will come to light, so it’s better to be truthful about it.
Everybody dies. There’s no avoiding it, and I do not believe for one second that butter is the cause of anyone’s death. Overeating may be, but not butter, please. I just feel bad for people who make that mistake.
Faith is not a political strategy and should not be a political strategy. If it is being used as a tool to garnervotes, to convince people they should support one political party or the other, I think that is a huge mistake.
I think it was in Moscowlast year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John’s, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true.
Women are tough campaigners. They certainly know how to withstandattacks. And I think we make a mistake if we say, as some do, that women should play by different rules, or that they are somehow especially vulnerable to the rules of politics. I don’t think that’s true.
Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn’t go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.
The independents who were our fiercest competitors all succumbed to the one-hit-makes-you-a-genius philosophy. It is a mistake to think you have the magic touch. Show business is roulette. If you start to play for stakes you can’t afford, there’s no way you can survive.
I work for a place that’s been great to me over the years, and when you make a mistake, you’re hurting your company as well.
The problem is, and I’m just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It’s great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings.
One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that’s a mistake.
Yes, you make mistakes in the old cases where you really think you know who the suspect is, and you probably do, and you make the mistake of relying on people.
Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it’s just one mistake.
The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington – wasn’t nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.
I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
My own husband was divorced when we met, but without kids. I don’t know what I would have done if he’d had them. I got the message very early on that the worst mistake a woman can make is marrying a man with children.
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost – and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, formerDefense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.
I remember when we first bought Teleflora, I made a very expensive mistake when I produced a brochure with the slogan, ‘The way America sends love.’ The bouquets and prices I pictured could not be duplicated by the florist – they were too expensive. I had relied on people I thought were in touch with the marketplace.
I am comfortable giving people direction. If something is not good enough, my job is to find a way to help them learn from their mistake, and understand that next time I expect better.
Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it’s a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it’s wrong.
You have to separate what needs to be done to avoid the fiscal cliff and what needs to be done longerrange. It’s a mistake to essentiallycollapse those two – they’re not the same. I don’t think you can achieve everything at once.
The mistake I really learned from was in 2005, leading the Indianapolis 500. I had a decision whether or not to save enough fuel to finish the race – which meant slowing down – or going all-out for the win. I went conservative and saved enough fuel to go to the end but finished fourth.
Of course training is very important, but resting is just as important. You have to get your recuperation, and I think all players make that mistake where they train hard but they don’t rest enough, and even our school boy players, we tell them to get a lot of rest.
You know, I’ve got experiences going back to the wage price controls in the Nixon administration where, in effect, we had what I think was a terrible mistake, in that case a Republican administration, where moved in and tried to control the wages, prices and profits of every enterprise in America. It was a huge mistake.
The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn’t get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King’s guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake.
The biggest mistake is to assume that another writer’s successful strategy will work for you, too. Publishers‘ marketers – and even freelance publicists who cost megabucks – tend to do the same basic things for all books.
I realised that you could easily turn any room into a cinema with a projector, so I went on and on at my parents for one. They eventually got me a projector for Christmas when I was ten, and I realised I’d made a ridiculous mistake – I’d forgotten to say ‘movie’ projector; I got a still one.
The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.
Everybody told me I was making a mistake by going into this business, but I know how to grow hair as well as I know how to grow cotton.
Madam C. J. Walker
I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic.
I like relaxedsets. I like to feel that I can make a mistake without feeling like I’m costing somebody money. I like a sense of freedom. I like it when people are open and are willing to let you do your work.
I love Coldplay. The lights, and the sound quality They really play their instruments. Sometimes, during the show, they’ll make a mistake and stop. I think they do it intentionally just to show you they’re really playing it live.
Whoever marries simply for himself will make a mistake; but whoeverloves a woman so well that he says, ‘I will make her happy,’ makes no mistake. And so with the woman who says, ‘I will make him happy.’
I think we make a common mistake of all wanting to look younger, and I think there is nothing more attractive, charming and endearing than when you meet a woman and you think she looks amazing for her age rather than 20 years younger because of this, that and everything else.
I don’t think anybody should be expandingMedicaid. I think it’s a mistake to create new and more expensive entitlement programs when we can’t afford the ones we’ve got today. We’ve got to stop this culture of government dependence.
I think, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve been able to be more reckless with my choices, because practically speaking, you get less careful. Your choices become more instinctive, and you feel like if you make a mistake, it won’t destroy you.
I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio, they don’t know. You can make up anything on the radio.
I think the mistake a lot of people make with new media is they just focus on one thing. But any one thing – just doing podcasts or just having a website or just doing television – isn’t enough anymore.
But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.
What I like about sceptics is that in good science you need critics that make you think: ‘Crumbs, have I made a mistake here?’ If you don’t have that continuously, you really are up the creek. The good sceptics have done a good service, but some of the mad ones I think have not done anyone any favours.
The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.
And learn that when you do make a mistake, you’ll surface that mistake so you can get it corrected, rather than trying to hide it and bury it, and it becomes a much bigger mistake, and maybe a fatal mistake.
I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We’re shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear.
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.
Have I ever made a mistake? I am sure. Do I think I can stand on my record? I do.
An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you’re king everything will go swimmingly.
I don’t know if that’s going to disappoint anybody out there, but I was – I have a very rigorous warmup where I get a good sweat going before a match to prepare for battle. That is what people see; that is what people mistake for dirtiness.
I think the mistake lots of people make when it comes to a psychopath is that they completely write off their actions as cruel, callous and completely calculated, but actually, the truth is that they have interests and reasons behind their actions.
Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.
When you’re in school, every little mistake is a permanentcrack in your windshield. But in the real world, if you’re not swerving around and hitting the guard rails every now and then, you’re not going fast enough. Your biggest risk isn’t failing; it’s getting too comfortable.
The results would have stayed on the watch face until the batteries died. But trying to make time stand still this way would have been a mistake. It is just as important to erase times eventually as to save them at first.
That’s the mistake women make – you shouldn’t see your makeup. We don’t want to look like we’ve made an effort.
I feel like I’m the luckiest person alive. I’m always waiting for that phone call: ‘Hello. We’ve just realized you’re really a no-talent hillbilly. We’ve made a horrible mistake and we’d like you to leave now.’
I played in Qatar only because I had a great offer and I am not ashamed to accept. We played in emptystadiums! I realised what a mistake I made and decided to leave the club immediately.
Paris is great. I stay at the Ritz Paris – I’m good friends with the Director, Frank Klein, and the owner. I lived there 3 years; I was the only foreigner working at Maxim‘s. They only took French, which was a mistake.
In football, I have learned to forget the past, think about the present, and the future will come as it may – thinking about it would be a mistake.
I like the idea of containedemotion because I grew up most of my life feeling that way. As an adolescent, people would always say I was not expressive, and they always made the mistake of thinking that I didn’t feel anything because I didn’t react to things.
The first, that their pretensions to this possession of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded; and the second, that they are involved in a profound mistake in their confusion of the good with the pleasant.
A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I’m doing. It’s not always winning. People, I think, mistake that it’s just winning. Sometimes it could be, but for me, it’s hitting the best sets I can, gaining confidence, and having a good time and having fun.
It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee‘s knees, and it’s not true.
Perhaps the mistake I made at the start of my mandate is not understanding the symbolicdimension of the president’s role and not being solemn enough in my acts. A mistake for which I would like to apologise or explain myself and which I will not make again. Now, I know the job.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, ‘I should be doing that. They didn’t even ask me.’ Some mistake, surely.
The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
Sometimes, early in their careers, chefs make the mistake of adding one too many things to a plate to get attention. If a chef is just coming up with wiz-bang gimmicks on their plate, that has nothing to do with bringing real pleasure to people.
You look at a Pete Rose to be the terrificathlete he is and then he falls on hard times, but when he played the game, I got something from the way he played the game because he hustled every play, and just because he had one mistake in his life, am I supposed to throw back everything that I gained from him?
But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they’ve expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington’s power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
At this stage in my career, I don’t have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying ‘yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.’ It’s always a shame when that happens, especially if you’ve gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.
Of course, there is no question that Libya – and the world – will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.
I am a fairlyorthodox Christian. Every Sunday, I say and do my best to mean the whole of the Creed, which is a series of propositions. But it is still a mistake to suppose that it is assent to the propositions that makes you a believer. It is the feelings that are primary.
You can tell when someone is driven by labels. If something is couture, they think it’s important and wear it and sometimes make a terrible fashion mistake. People are shocked that I know so little about designers.
It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks.
Choosing a spouse with religion in mind is not always a mistake, especially if your heritage and your faith are important parts of who you are. The trick is, as always, to recognize a good thing when you see it – and never mistake the bad for something more.
We always make the mistake in the UnitedStates of America in Democratic or Republican administrations alike is we tend to embrace the despot that’s least troublesome to us. That should not be the way we view things.
And I think if the president’s made a mistake here, it’s this laid-back kind of approach where he’s waiting for someone else to solve the problem. Some people say it’s a political strategy. No matter what it is, it’s not effective in solving problems.
I think the mistake people make most often when they invest in other kinds of startups is they say, ‘This is totally different.’ And so the things that matter, like making a product that people desperately want, like talking to customers, they throw this out the window. That is a recipe for heartache and tears.
One mistake with beginners in writing is, that they think it important to spin out something long. It is a great deal better not to write more than a page or two, unless you have something to say, and can write it correctly.
I think the biggest mistake people make is not believing in themselves enough.
I mean, the general rule is if you’re not prepared to make a mistake, you’re not going to make much progress.
We had to support our player and genuinely felt, like Rio has said, that it was an honest mistake. It is important to know that Manchester United never said, and Rio Ferdinand never said, that a mistake hadn’t been made.
They’ve finally comes up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer.
There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final.
When I got the offer to do ‘Weird Ernie’ in the pilot, I was living in New York, and somebody had made a mistake, and they made an offer that was supposed to be $2,500 for the job, but they offered $25,000. I couldn’t turn that down. I’d never heard of anything like that!
I love pencil skirts, but I’m always looking for a top. And then I’m afraid, by myself, to match, to try colors. When I wear a dress, I know the top matches the bottom. So I can’t make a mistake.
After a great save or a mistake by a defender, I prefer not to shout on him; I prefer to wait and say it inside of the dressing room. I was always like that. I am relaxed, I try to be normal after a mistake, and when I make a mistake, I don’t want people coming to me on the pitchshouting at me.
There’s something about live players that you cannot get with machines: With live musicians, you can strike a groove, you can feed off each other… And, even though somebody might make a slight mistake, it’s all real!
I don’t want to go into a marriage just because of my age – too many people make that mistake. But of course I’d like to be married one day – I dream of having children because I adore kids so, so much.
I’ve always had a problem with people who couldn’t tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they’re wrong.
People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
In real life, the most important decision you ever make is, where does reality leave off and make-believe begin? If you make a mistake about that, you’re dead. You know, you’re out on the street corner. You think there’s no bus coming. You step out, you’re dead.