Subject: Problems » Mistakes

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.

(1917 – 2012) comedian & actress

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.

journalist, media executive & entrepreneur

Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

(1769 – 1821) French general & politician

The mistake you make is in trying to figure it out.

(1911 – 1983) playwright

Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.

(1883 – 1969) German architect & founder of the Bauhaus School

Asking dumb questions is easier than correcting dumb mistakes.

Like most of those who study history, he [Napoleon III] learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.

(1906 – 1990) British historian

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.

(1885 – 1962) Danish physicist

Experience is what makes you pause briefly before going ahead and making the same mistake.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

Experience: What causes a person to make new mistakes instead of the same old ones.

The toughest call an umpire has to make is not the half-swing; the toughest call is throwing a guy out of the game after you blew the hell out of the play.

American baseball umpire

There is always one more bug.

She had an unequaled gift of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

(1843 – 1916) American-born writer

Mistakes are often the stepping stones to utter failure.

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.

(1867 – 1959) architect, interior designer, writer & educator

If we really learned from our past mistakes, most of us would never get out of bed in the morning.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

(1913 – 1994) 37th U.S. president

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

(1926 – ) newspaper columnist
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