52 Inspirational Quotes About Mistakes

52 Inspirational Quotes About Mistakes

We all make mistakes, what we do with them is the important part. Allow me to give you some inspiration to motivate you to choose the best possible response, no matter what you are facing today.


Quotes about Mistakes


“Regard mistakes as teachers, not judges!” ― Tae Yun Kim


  • “Anyone can make a mistake…. It’s how they learn from it and recover from it that shows their true worth.”
    ― John Flanagan
  • “I was thinking, how complicated life is and how there are no simple roads or paths. We are a fabric of mistakes and hurts; a family tree of fumbled attempts, successes and failures.”
    ― Belinda Jeffrey
  • “People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.”
    ― Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Regard mistakes as teachers, not judges!”
    ― Tae Yun Kim
  • “After you make a fool of yourself a few hundred times, you learn what works.”
    ― Gwen Stefani
  • “Every second a seeker can start over,
    For his life’s mistakes
    Are initial drafts
    And not the final version.”
    ― Sri Chinmoy



  • “Everybody does stupid things in life. Some of us more than others. You think you’re going to get away with it. Or one or both of you just stop thinking. But it happens. And when it does, you can keep drinking it like poison, or you can put it behind you and go make the most of the rest of your life.”
    ― Claire Cook
  • “Every life is a story. Every story has mistakes. If you focus too much on the mistakes, you will miss the story. In doing that, you are making a dreadful mistake yourself. Sometimes, it is the mistakes that enrich and give the story so much more meaning than it would have had otherwise.”
    ― Beverly S. Harless
  • “We are not perfect. We make mistakes. We screw up but then we forgive and move forward.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks
  • “It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ successes.”
    ― John C. Maxwell


Everyone makes mistakes, but only a person with integrity owns up to them.” ― Nicole Guillaume


  • “If people are not making mistakes, they are not trying new things. If they are making the same mistake twice, they are not learning new things!”
    ― Walter C. Wright Jr
  • “Not doing anything can be worse than doing the wrong thing.”
    ― Alexandra Potter
  • “Accepting trial and error means accepting error. It means taking problems in our stride when a decision doesn’t work out, whether through luck or misjudgment. And that is not something human brains seem to be able to do without a struggle.”
    ― Tim Harford
  • “Everyone makes mistakes, but only a person with integrity owns up to them.”
    ― Nicole Guillaume
  • “The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.”
    ― Sandeep Jauhar
  • “You are more than the choices that you make, You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, You are more than the problems you create.”
    ― Tenth Avenue North



  • “Refuse to give up, your mistakes don’t define you
    They don’t dictate where you’re headed, they remind you”
    ― T.I. Harris
  • “It’s not our mistakes that define us. It’s the lessons we learn that show our true character.”
    ― Cassia Leo
  • “Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.”
    ― Richard Carlson
  • “None of us are bad people. We float around and we run across each other and we learn about ourselves, and we make mistakes and we do great things. We hurt others, we hurt ourselves, we make others happy and we please ourselves. We can and should forgive ourselves and each other for that.”
    ― Dan Harmon
  • “Recognising our own mistakes helps us to empathize non-judgementally with others and helps enable us to understand their issues.”
    ― Jay Woodman


“It’s not our mistakes that define us. It’s the lessons we learn that show our true character.” ― Cassia Leo


  • “If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.”
    ― Neil Gaiman
  • “We all have to face our faults and mistakes, and then choose to overcome them or let them drag us down.”
    ― Jessica Lave
  • “You’ll never avoid every mistake. All you can do is try to do your best and live with the consequences.”
    ― K. Martin Beckner
  • “I guess we’re all composed of a lot of mistakes; we just have to figure out how to take our mistakes and make something good out of them.”
    ― K. Martin Beckner
  • “Sometimes a “mistake” can end up being the best decision you ever make.”
    ― Mandy Hale



  • “Life is like butter – when things cool down it can be reshaped”
    ― Alan Sheinwald
  • “Screwing up is hardly a major mistake. Sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder
  • You never know you’re making a mistake until it’s too late. Sometimes we know we’re taking a risk, but we always hope for the best. We hope that our mistakes will be forgiven, or at least forgotten. We hope that our mistakes will teach us something.
    ― Cassia Leo
  • “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
    ― Ziad K. Abdelnou
  • “I know I can’t change the past. Not my mistakes or the mistakes of others. But I can begin by changing me.”
    ― Mary Alice Monroe
  • “I make mistakes cause I am human”
    ― Salman Naveed


“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour


  • “Perfection is an everlasting goal to pursue. It reminds us that we are mortal beings capable of making mistakes. When we correct them, it gives us an opportunity to become better people.”
    ― Ellen J. Barrier
  • “Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
    ― Anthony Robbins
  • “There are no mistakes in art.”
    ― Maria Renteria
  • “Turn a major mistake into a master mentor, learn from it.”
    ― Stella Payton,
  • “Our greatest mistakes, if we look at them, and digest them, and interact with them, and learn from them… they can be the greatest moments of our lives.”
    ― Dan Pearce


  • “You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that’s where you will find success.”
    ― Richard Paul Evans
  • “We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes.”
    ― Veronica Rossi
  • “You are human, you will make mistakes, and it’s one of the most beautiful things about being human, but you must learn from your mistakes, otherwise your life will have a lot of unnecessary pain.”
    ― Rhonda Byrne
  • “Being angry at the mistakes made by the heart will only leave you bitter.”
    ― Jamie Magee
  • “Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”
    ― Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • “Forgiving ourselves and learning from our inevitable mistakes transforms failure from a stumbling block into a stepping stone.”
    ― L.R. Knost


“Failures, mistakes, and difficulties are just locations on your journey through life. They have nothing to do with who you are.” ― Kimberly Giles


  • “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
  • “Don’t care about *new* mistakes you are going to make, take care that you don’t just repeat older ones.”
    ― Prerak Trivedi
  • “For every mistake is a lesson and for every lesson learned is a victory.” – Author Unknown
  • “Learning from your mistake is good, but learning from others’ mistakes is better.”
    ― Japson
  • “Many fear mistakes. In TV and films, you just re-shoot the scene. In life do the same and just shoot a re-take.”
    ― Ian Dobson
  • “The hardest mistakes to learn from are those that lack consequence.”
    ― Jasper Sole



  • “You know, sometimes it’s nice to just have someone to blame, even if it has to be yourself, even if it doesn’t make sense.”
    ― Lois Lowry
  • “Failures, mistakes, and difficulties are just locations on your journey through life. They have nothing to do with who you are.”
    ― Kimberly Giles
  • “If you want the advice of an old man, don’t be afraid of making mistakes. That’s life. Just be sure you’re making them for the right reason.”
    ― Lou Harper

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