|Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
– Carl Jung (1875-1961)
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|A wrong decision isn’t forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved.|
|I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.|
|Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.|
|Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
– Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)
|When we would show any one that he is mistaken, our best course is to observe on what side he considers the subject, – for his view of it is generally right on this side, – and admit to him that he is right so far. He will be satisfied with this acknowledgment, that he was not wrong in his judgment, but only inadvertent in not looking at the whole case.|
|Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
|One deviates to the right, another to the left; the error is the same with all, but it deceives them in different ways.
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
|When men are most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have then given views to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.
– David Hume (1711-1776)
|A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.’
– Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
|Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;|
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)
|Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
– Groucho Marx (Oct 2, 1890-Aug 19, 1977)