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TITLE: Mistakes



"Did you sleep well?" "No, I made a couple of mistakes."

--Steven Wright


A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation for the editor.

--Ring Lardner


A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

--Doug Larson


A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

--James Joyce


All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

--Red Skelton


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

--Niels Bohr


Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.

--William Randolph Hearst


Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

--Franklin P. Jones


I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.

--Henry Kissinger


I don't want to make the wrong mistake.

--"Yogi" Berra


I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards.

--Rudyard Kipling


I really cannot know whether I am or am not the Genius you are pleased to call me, but I am very willing to put up with the mistake, if it be one.

--George Gordon Byron


If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.

--Marva Collins


In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal it.

--Merle Meacham


Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.

--William Mayo


Never mistake endurance for hospitality.

-- Unknown


One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

--Anton Chekhov


People who don't take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year.

--Peter Drucker


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

--Henry James, Jr.


That little white ball is always staring back at you, daring you to make a mistake.

--Sam Snead


The doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advice his client to plant vines.

--Frank Lloyd Wright


The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.

--Herbert Prochnow


The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.

--Dean Acheson


The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.

--Fred Astaire


The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, nobody wants to live any other way.

--Judith Martin


There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting.

-- Buddha


Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

--Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower


When a bureaucrat makes a mistake and continues to make it, it usually becomes the new policy.

--James H. Boren


We are built to make mistakes, coded for error.
--Lewis Thomas


If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
--Leon Trotsky


There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with encores.

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