“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You are doing things you have never done before, and more importantly, you are doing something. So that is my wish for you, and all of us. And my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody has ever made before. Do not freeze, do not stop, do not worry that it is not good enough, or it is not perfect, whatever it is. Art, or love, or work or family, or life. Whatever it is you are scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes. Next year and forever and ever.” -Neil Gaiman (Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born in 1960))
“The wisest of the wise may err.” -Aeschylus (525 B.C.E. - 456 B.C.E.)
A mistake that I made said, “My Dear,
I’m dreadfully sorry I’m here,
But my feet are so big,
And my nails cut and dig,
So I’ll be here for a while, I fear.”
“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” -Author Unknown
“People seldom make the same mistake twice - usually it is ten or more times that they do so!” -Author Unknown
“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!” -Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)
“We all make mistakes, but everyone makes different mistakes.” -Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan (born in 1963)
“My friend Danny Breslin from Florida tells the story of two men who were sitting on a bench in London’s Hyde Park. They wanted to go shopping in Oxford Street. One of them got up and started walking in the wrong direction, but he asked the way and a passerby put him right. He finally arrived at the shops but the other man just stayed on the bench. That guy who was walking in the wrong direction was on his way. Even his mistakes were part of getting there. The guy on the bench got nowhere. So if it feels right, give it a whirl, says Danny.” -Celia Haddon
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I don’t regret any of them. Sometimes that’s the only way you learn.” -Nick Nolte
“Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.” -Dan McKinnon
“Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” -Mary Pickford (1893 - 1979)
“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.” -Author Unknown
“If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.” -John C. Maxwell
“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” -Robert T. Kiyosaki
“We learn to walk by stumbling.” -Author Unknown: Bulgarian proverb
“My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.” -Beatrice Wood
“When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” -Hugh L. White
“A mistake is a lesson on its way to being learned.” -Robert Orben (born in 1927)
“Mistakes are just steps in the learning process.” -Nathan Thomas Taylor (born in 1966)
We are human.
We are not perfect.
We are alive.
We try things.
We make mistakes.
We stumble. We fall.
We get hurt. We rise again.
We try again.
We keep learning.
We keep growing.
And we are thankful
for this priceless
opportunity called life.
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard (Elbert Green Hubbard (1856 - 1915)): “The Note Book” (1927)
“Success covers a multitude of blunders.” -George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
You may have noticed that we have a large number of mistakes and errors here on the ‘Make Fun Of Life!’ Website. We have made them deliberately, for the benefit of the people who enjoy pointing out mistakes - we want everyone to be happy!
“The person, who is incapable of making a mistake, is incapable of anything.” -Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” -Maxwell Maltz (1899 - 1975)
“Stay away from people who constantly point out your present mistakes, who will not let you forget your past mistakes, who ridicule you, who pick away at everything about you, and who gleefully tell everyone that you are always wrong and never right. You may have noticed that some people seldom seem to have anything good to say about anyone, especially about you. For your own sake, it is best that you remove them entirely from your life, so that you can go ahead and make the necessary mistakes, learn sometimes, and eventually succeed in life, all in peace.” -Nathan Thomas Taylor (born in 1966)
“If you’re not making mistakes then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” -John Wooden (John R. Wooden (1910 - 2010))
“Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones.” -Author Unknown
“Only some of us learn by other people’s mistakes; the rest of us have to be the other people.” -Author Unknown
“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you.” -Og Mandino (Augustine ‘Og’ Mandino II (1923 - 1996))
“One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” -Joyce Meyer: “Any Minute”
Charles: How can one person makes so many mistakes in a single day?
Chuck: I get up early.
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” -James Joyce (1882 - 1941)
“Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you are a mistake.” -Georgette Mosbacher (born in 1947)
“We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.” -Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” -Phyllis Theroux (Phyllis Grissim-Theroux)
“Making mistakes does not mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re trying and learning in life.” -Author Unknown
“You are making progress if each mistake you make is a new one.” -Author Unknown
“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” -Sophia Loren (born in 1934)
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” -Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)
“Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.” -Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830 - 1898)
“No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.” -Author Unknown: Turkish proverb
“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” -Nikki Giovanni (Yolande Cornelia ‘Nikki’ Giovanni, Junior (born in 1943))
“I would rather surround myself with people who make a lot of mistakes and have no problem admitting them, than to surround myself with people who think they make none.” -Author Unknown
“The main thing we learn from our mistakes . . . is that we make a lot of them.” -Author Unknown
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” -Henry C. Link
“There is hardly a mistake which in the course of our lives we have committed, but some proverb, had we known and attended to its lesson, might have saved us from it.” -Richard Chenevix Trench (1807 - 1886): “Proverbs and Their Lessons” (1905)
“No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. Despite our failings, we still deserve respect. Don’t let anyone put you down.” -Author Unknown
Karen: What kind of mistakes do ghosts make?
“Some people never make a mistake, nor do they ever make anything else.” -Author Unknown
“Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.” -Bob Ross
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” -John Powell (1882 - 1963)
Overheard: I am human and I make mistakes.
“The secret of success is not avoiding mistakes, but learning from them.” -Michael Josephson (born in 1942)
“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 (born in 1947)
“To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.” -Peter McWilliams
“No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.” -William Gladstone (William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898))
“It is normal to make mistakes. If people cannot accept that, they do not deserve to be around you.” -Author Unknown
“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” -Will Durant (1885 - 1981)
“The faster you make mistakes, the faster you learn and the faster you approach what is called success.” -Nathan Thomas Taylor (born in 1966)
Have you ever noticed that no one notices you until you make a mistake?
“The man who never makes enny blunders seldum makes enny good hits.” -Josh Billings (1818 - 1885): “Everybody’s Friend: Or Josh Billing’s Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor” (1874)
“When you are not afraid to do it wrong the first time, you will eventually get it right.” -Author Unknown
“Never make the same mistake twice or you’ll never get around to all of them.” -Author Unknown
“Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.” -Weston H. Agor (born in 1939)
Should life include more do-overs and second chances, for good people?
“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes that I am thinking about making a few more.” -Author Unknown
Overheard: We all make mistakes. Don’t let that be a reason to give up.
“He who makes no mistakes makes no progress.” -Teddy Roosevelt (Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (1858 - 1919))
“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.” -Katharine Graham
“You can learn from your mistakes, so be sure to make some.” -Bil Keane (William Aloysius ‘Bil’ Keane (1922 - 2011))
“Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.” -Author Unknown
“It took me a long time to learn that mistakes aren’t good or bad, they’re just mistakes, and you clean them up and go on.” -Kaye Gibbons
“Whenever you fall, pick up something.” -Oswald Avery (Oswald Theodore Avery, Junior (1877 - 1955))
“By ignorance we make mistakes, and by making mistakes we learn.” -Edmund Fuller
“We don’t make mistakes. We just have learnings.” -Anne Wilson Schaef (born in 1934)
“All great discoveries are made by mistake.” -Author Unknown
“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.” -Cherie Carter-Scott (born in 1939)
“Without mistakes, there would be no accidental discoveries, and without accidental discoveries, there would be far fewer better methods found, far fewer inventions made, and much less beneficial progress. The great untold secret of everything in which humans engage is that much of it would never result in useful outcomes were it not for the vast number of mistakes within it, mistakes that go by the name ‘accidental discoveries.’” -Nathan Thomas Taylor (born in 1966)
“If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.” -Neil Gaiman (Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born in 1960))
Well, that about wraps things up for now . . . we are eager to get back to making a whole lot more mistakes . . . because that is how we are certain to learn . . . and to succeed . . . let’s all go out and make some mistakes . . . ‘MFOL!’