Subject: Problems » Mistakes

An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.

I learned in my car that I could not have children; it was the day that I locked my keys in my car with the engine running.

(1964 – ) American stand-up comedian & actor

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

To err is human; to purr, feline.

(1930 – ) American author and billiard player, teacher & commentator

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.

(1931 – ) television newscaster

Getting caught is the mother of invention.

(1930 – ) American author and billiard player, teacher & commentator

Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

Multitasking means screwing up several things at once.

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.

(1772 – 1851) American Presbyterian theologian & professor

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" and I said, "No, I made a few mistakes."

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

If you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.

(1908 – 1997) German-born teacher, academic & humorist

Automation takes more people to correct the mistakes.

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

(1841 – 1918) publisher of the New York Herald

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

(1843 – 1916) American-born writer

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.

(1878 – 1937) humorist, journalist & author

The effort expended by the bureaucracy in defending any error is in direct proportion to the size of the error.

Assumption is the mother of the screw-up.

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

(1926 – ) newspaper columnist

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

(1769 – 1821) French general & politician

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

When an error has been detected and corrected, it will be found to have been correct in the first place

Corollary: After the correction has been found in error, it will be impossible to fit the original quantity back into the equation.

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