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.

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing. Giacomo Casanova
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford
If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. Iyanla Vanzant
Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much. Joan Collins
It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn. John Bradshaw
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey
We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them. John Irving
The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them. Kimon Nicolaides
And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? Lucy Maud Montgomery
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi
You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. Maxwell Maltz
There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go. Melanie Koulouris
Your mistake does not define who you are…you are your possibilities. Oprah Winfrey
Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others experience. Otto von Bismarck
When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it. Paul Bear Bryant
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Paulo Coelho
Avoiding situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. Peter McWilliams
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. Plutarch
Oh , yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it. Rafiki (The Lion King)
Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes. Rick Pitino
A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you're a person who knows it all, then you've got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way. God can correct mistakes and turn things around. But why live your life in recovery mode? Ron Carpenter Jr.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams
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. Sophocles
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. Steve Maraboli
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli
Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you! Steve Maraboli
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice. Theodore Roosevelt
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. Tony Robbins
Failure is the condiment which gives success its flavor. Truman Capote