Looking for some motivation to bounce back from your mistakes? I have curated a list of best mistake quotes, sayings, proverbs, and status messages to inspire you to learn lessons from your past mistakes and move on in life with more wisdom and experience.
We all make mistakes in life be it in our relationships, friendships, work, or family life. Sometimes mistakes can fill us with guilt, regret, and a deep sense of disappointment in ourselves.
To grow as an individual and make progress in life, it is very important to learn from your mistakes.
Mistakes can be excellent learning opportunities, only if we accept and forgive ourselves for making them.
Successful people try and understand the reason behind their mistakes or failure and take corrective actions.
Looking at past mistakes can teach us valuable life lessons that will make us wiser and help us use our experiences for a better future.
These wise words will encourage you to accept, learn and move on from the mistakes you have made.
“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.” ― Giacomo Casanova
“Success lies in one’s ability to learn from mistakes.” ― Dr. Prem Jagyasi
“Mistakes are meant to be corrected, not to be repeated.” ― Nitin Namdeo
“The mistakes we regret the most are the ones we were too scared to make.” ― Ollie Slaney
“Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.” ― Zig Ziglar
“The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything.” ― Denis Waitley
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” ― Unknown
“Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” ― Stephanie Perkins
“It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“Let all your regrets and mistakes become your sails and your rudders, and not your anchors” ― Sotero M Lopez II
“There are no failures, if you learn and grow from your mistakes; there are only lessons learned.” ― Dee Waldeck
“Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” ― Denis Waitley
“Our mistakes and regrets are not barriers to becoming who we can be; they are a necessary ingredient.” ― David Schnarch
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”– George Bernard Shaw
“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” ― John Dewey
“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
“You cannot improve your future if you are not willing to try something new and risk making mistakes and learning from them.” ― Robert Kiyosaki
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
“My greatest hope regarding the future rests on the mistakes I’ve made in the past, for those are the most effective things I’ve got to build with.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“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
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” ― Steve Maraboli
“Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them for the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they are bad people, it just means they are Human…” ― Nitya Prakash
Mistake Quotes To Help You Learn & Progress In Life
Be it our relationship, friendship, work, business, or school, we learn something valuable from our mistakes and errors. And when you learn the lessons and move forward you turn your mistakes into experience.
“We learn from failure, not from success!” ― Bram Stoker
“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” ― William Jordan
“You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you” ― Maxwell Maltz
“Every mistake committed is a learning opportunity.” – Santosh Kalwar
“One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” ― Joyce Meyer
“Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.” ― Vannetta Chapman
“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” ― Phyllis Theroux
“We all mess up. It’s what we learn from our mistakes that matters.” ― Lauren Myracle
“We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
“You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.” ― Denis Waitley
“It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers — they help us to learn.” ― John Bradshaw
“Every time there is a mistake, learn from it, change the plan and keep moving forward.” – Pooja Agnihotri
“It’s not a problem to make a mistake while learning, the problem is not learning from the mistake.” – Phila Dittrich
“The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.” ― Kimon Nicolaides
“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” ― Joan Collins
“But it’s important to acknowledge that while we may make mistakes, in the long run, we may also learn from them.” – Sarah Dessen
“I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” ― Joe Abercrombie
“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
“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
“I have made so many mistakes but I have learned a lot and I’m confident to say – he who never made a mistake never made any discovery” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
Famous Quotes About Mistakes & Regrets
The fear of failure and the repentance of past mistakes fill you with deep resentment. With regret, you will always live your life in the past. So let go of your regrets, learn from your mistakes and take every chance to live life in the present.
If you have made some wrong choices or taken a bad decision and looking for some motivation to help you feel better, let these inspirational mistakes sayings serve as your useful guide.
“Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce
“One stupid mistake can change everything.” – Unknown
“Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.” – Unknown
“Regret for not learning; not for the mistakes you did.” – Garbyal
“It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”– Joseph Conrad
“If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.” – Neil Gaiman
“Those who aren’t making mistakes probably aren’t making anything.” ― Samuel Smiles
“Easy to judge mistake of others. Difficult is to recognize your own mistakes.” – Unknown
“It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us.” — Rachel Wolchin
“To failure at something is an attempt to succeed. Be strong and try again.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
“It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― L.M. Montgomery
“You’ve got to work with your mistakes until they look intended. Understand?” ― Raymond Carver
“And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
“If someone makes a mistake and you still want them in your life, then forgive them.” – R.J. Intindola
“Making mistakes is not a serious issue. However, making again that raises questions.” – Ehsan Sehgal
“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”– Niels Bohr
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”– John Wooden
“A mistake made with good in your heart is still a mistake, but it is one for which you must forgive yourself.” ― Linda Sue Park
“You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.” ― Steven Denn
“Mistake is a single page in a part of Life ….but Relation is a book of dictionary —–So don’t lose a full Book for a single page.” ― Rubeccapalm Rose
“We make our discoveries through our mistakes: we watch one another’s success: and where there is freedom to experiment there is hope to improve.” ― Sir Arthur Thomas
“The best way to prevent repeatedly echoing past mistakes is to operate as if your emotional pathology is always in play unless proven otherwise, not vice versa.” – Alan Robert Neal
“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
We all make mistakes, but research shows there’s a right way to deal with them.
If you have a “growth” mindset, you likely see mistakes as an opportunity to improve, and not as something that you are doomed to repeat because your mindset is “fixed” on the belief that you can’t improve.
Read on to find these deep quotes about making mistakes that will motivate you in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.
I am Ananya, a professional speaker and I love motivating people and inspiring them to pursue their dreams. Sharing quotes, proverbs, and sayings of great authors to touch people's lives to make it better.