In this post I'd like to share a collection of quotes about mistakes.
Because sometimes making mistakes is a natural part of a life well-lived. It's OK to make them (despite what you may have heard from some people).
And because it is so important to have a healthy perspective on mistakes so that you can use them to your advantage and bounce back from a setback (and regain your self-confidence).
I hope you'll find something motivating and helpful here.
And if you need something more when you're in a tough situation then have a look at this post filled with quotes on self care.
61 Inspiring Quotes about Mistakes
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.”
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
John C. Maxwell
“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.”
“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim?
Well – life is just the same as learning to swim!
Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!”
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw
“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”
“The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.”
“Thinking too much just brings it back to me, me, me—but thanking takes my eyes off myself and my mistakes and puts them on others, on things bigger than myself. I can’t stand here very long without being humbled at how small I am and amazed at how big and beautiful our world is.”
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”
Robert T. Kiyosaki
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.”
“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.”
“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the…