Mistake is part of growth and the fear not to make mistakes is detrimental to learning, growth, and profound experiences in life. As humans, we are bound by nature to make mistakes. Sometimes it could be yourself or others who get disappointed in your choice of actions.

Admitting mistakes can also be daunting just as trying not to make mistakes in life. Mistakes and regrets can happen in our love life, business, academics, and many more. They are just unavoidable especially if we intend learning something new.

When you make a mistake there are only three things to do. Admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it. The following quotes about making mistakes will inspire you to learn from your mistakes and that of others, and bounce back incredibly quickly.

Mistake quotes and sayings

  1. “A moral dilemma may occur because of a prior personal mistake. The predicament of the situation is self-inflicted.”– Oyvind Kvalnes
  2. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstien
  3. “A strong leader is one who is open to criticism and welcome feedback. And why not, he or she is only a human being, bound to make mistakes.”– Daniel Transon
  4. “Admitting to a mistake means refusing to use other people as scapegoats to avoid responsibility but rather courageously owning up to every single one of them.”– T. Whitmore, Fearless: Embrace the Resistance
  5. “Being able to spot mistakes and communicate clearly on how to improve is a core managerial skill that will enhance employee performance efficiency.”– Steve Gold
  6. “By failing, a lesson can be learned. One can learn to avoid the mistake that caused the failure.”– Glen Mizrahi
  7. “Despite the best of intentions, nonprofits will make mistakes, and those mistakes can cause harm to clients or participants.”– Mario Morino, Leap of Reason
  8. “Don’t put other people down – a big mistake that a lot of opinionated people make is always putting those around them down.”– Emma Jones
  9. “Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made.”– Cindy Cashman
  10. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  11. “Good people make mistakes and hurt others – then they learn from their mistakes and TRY not to make them again.”– Bob Anderson
  12. “Holding a mistake over someone’s head does not rehabilitate them.”– E’yen A.Gardner, Husband Rules
  13. “Honesty and maturity are two key factors that separate those people who can successfully change their lives and those who are destined to continually repeat the same mistakes over and over again.”– Sarah Devnil
  14. “I don’t forgive people because I am weak. I forgive them because I am strong enough to know that everyone makes mistakes.”– Author Unknown
  15. “I used to give myself an incredibly hard time inside my own head. If I made a mistake it wasn’t just a question of noting and adjusting. No. My mind would be off; criticizing, prophesying doom and failure and generally beating myself up.”– Jenny Clift
  16. “If you make a mistake, be big enough to admit to the mistake. People will think much better if you make an admission after a mistake.”– Keith Boyer
  17. “If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you may have of making mistakes.”– John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  18. “It is okay to experience painful, sharp pain from time to time. You will need it to become a better pencil. The most important part of you will always been what’s on the inside. You will make mistakes, everyone does, but that’s why pencils have erasers. You can always make a change. Lastly, make your mark and continue to write, never give up.”– Amy Hughes
  19. “It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn.”– John Bradshaw
  20. “Learning to stand on your own feet comes by making right decisions and by overcoming mistakes.”– Robert Mitchell

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  1. “Many people habitually raise fingers on others, but how many dare to point fingers on themselves when they have committed a mistake, whether intentional or genuine?” – Ahlawat
  2. “Many people make the mistake of basing the quality of their own successes on other people’s standards and expectations. You’ll achieve far more personal satisfaction trying to impress yourself than you will trying to impress someone else.”– Kory Livingstone
  3. “Mistakes are a sign of trying, and it is always better to try and fail than to fail to try.”– Robert Washington
  4. “Mistakes are to be learned from. What successful people never do is punish themselves by reliving their mistakes over and over again by thinking of them.”– Gwen Stapleton
  5. “Mistakes arm you with new knowledge that you can bring to the situation.”– Tom Meitner, Living with Intent
  6. “Mistakes can help us to fine tune our skills, learn better ways of doing things, and get our priorities straight.”– Angela Agranoff
  7. “Most people claim that they feel like they’re trapped in a rat race, without an exit. While we can all feel this way from time to time, it’s important to know that there is a way out.”– Debeena Harris
  8. “Most people tend to move on from their mistakes without looking back, but this just deprives them the opportunity to carry out the crucial exercise of understanding what went wrong.”– Rupert Johnson
  9. “Never ever believe that each task must be done perfectly. We are humans and we all are bound to make mistakes, whether a few or many, little or big, or rarely or frequently.”– Lindsay J. Hallie
  10. “One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best-advised decision.”– Winston Churchill
  11. “One of the biggest mistakes executives make is thinking they can steamroll diversity and inclusion initiatives.”– Serilda Summers-McGee
  12. “One of the most common mistakes individuals make is attempting to cram in so many “relaxing” activities that they only become more stressed and exhausted.”– Jamaal Watson
  13. “Over the years I’ve come to realize that mistakes are just lessons, life lessons almost like school. Once you’ve learned a lesson lesson in class, you move on to the next lesson because now you know it. Well mistakes are exactly the same.”– Rashard Royster, Mistakes
  14. “People have the right to make their own decisions, even if they’re making a mistake.”– Scott Curran
  15. “People who work for a living make mistakes. Always remember this. People who pride themselves on making no decisions or any mistakes probably are not very valuable to you.”– Steven Rosenthal
  16. “Probably the biggest thing you can do for yourself when you are trying to learn a new skill is give yourself permission to be imperfect. You are going to make mistakes when you first start, and you may find that you goof up in embarrassing times, but that is no reason to not see it through.”– Adrienne Stevens
  17. “Recognise your own shortcomings and be prepared to learn quickly, including from your mistakes. If you don’t jump into the deep end at some point, you will never learn to swim.”– George Ilian
  18. “Self-development will help you better yourself, and it’ll allow you to make way fewer mistakes, helping your business to grow and survive.”– Monica Bell
  19. “So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that’s where you will find success. On the far side of failure.”– Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
  20. “So many women live everyday life with thoughts of regrets, wrong choices, and life-altering mistakes. I have now committed my life to help women find the courage and faith to move beyond their past and embrace a new future of laughing and dreaming again.”– Audrey Meisner
  21. “So what if you make mistakes? That’s what it means to be human and that’s how you learn to become better.”– Amy Pendergrass

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  1. “Stop flogging yourself over the past mistakes and hurtful memories of the past.”– Kellie Sullivan
  2. “The biggest mistake in executing change successfully is to switch into a program without encouraging enough excitement and sense for importance of this issue to the employees.”– Max Cesar King
  3. “The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one.”– Elbert Hubbard
  4. “The greatest mistake you can make is to believe that you have to do everything on your own power. Do not assume that asking for help or guidance is to admit defeat. In fact, it is just the opposite. To ask for help or to accept help to accomplish a goal is to also ingrain into your own spirit that you will help others over obstacles or hurdles as well.”– Catherine Pulsifer
  5. “The mistake I made, was the same as many others, was to limit my thinking and still continue to believe I am still who I once was.”– Sam Rivers
  6. “The moment we learn to forgive ourselves for mistakes and look forward is the moment when we will better manage our emotional state.”– Nicole Smith, Success
  7. “The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God.”– Rick Warren
  8. “The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.”– Theodore Roosevelt
  9. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”– Henry Ford
  10. “There are no mistakes, no coincidence. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  11. “There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.”– Richard Bach
  12. “We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake – a learning experience or a failure.”– Catherine Pulsifer
  13. “We are all mere mortals and making mistakes is part of living a long active life. Yet, we still should be able to learn from those who have come before us.”– Mike Finley, Graduation!
  14. “We make our mistakes, we fall yet we learn something new and we rise again. That’s the design of humanity, this is our destiny.”– Angelina Talpa
  15. “What type of language do you use with yourself when you notice some flaw or make a mistake – do you insult yourself, or do you take a more kind and understanding tone?” Kristin Neff
  16. “Yet one thing that I have learned over time is that when you make a mistake, recognize it, admit to it and figure out why the mistake was made. Then do everything in your power to avoid making the same mistake again.”– Dr. Marshall Hennington
  17. “You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more.”– Aretha Franklin
  18. “Your ability to understand and direct kindness over yourself over failures and mistakes is an important matter.”– Mia Conrad
  19. “Your capacity to learn from your mistakes and move on will be key to your ultimate success and achievement.”– Amy E. Dean

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  1. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”– George Bernard Shaw
  2. “A man must learn from his own mistakes, to be what he wishes to be.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  3. “A mistake is only a mistake if you dwell on it. Let go and forgive.” ― Akiroq Brost
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”– Niels Bohr
  7. “And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  8. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Albert Einstein
  9. “Don’t be ashamed by your mistakes, they only prove that you try hard and never give up.” ― Riley Czarkowski
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.” ― Zig Ziglar
  13. “Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.” ― Roy Bennett
  14. “Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” ― Stephanie Perkins
  15. “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” ― John Dewey
  16. “Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you.” ― Vannetta Chapman
  17. “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.” ― Joe Abercrombie
  18. “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
  19. “I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.”– Charles M. Schulz
  20. “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

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  1. “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
  2. “If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.”– Neil Gaiman
  3. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― L.M. Montgomery
  4. “It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  5. “It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.”— Ashleigh Brilliant
  6. “It’s not a person’s mistakes which define them – it’s the way they make amends.”  ― Freya North
  7. “It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”– Joseph Conrad
  8. “Let all your regrets and mistakes become your sails and your rudders, and not your anchors” ― Sotero M Lopez II
  9. “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
  10. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” ― Al Franken
  11. “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” ― Denis Waitley
  12. “Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” ― William Jordan
  13. “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” ― Phyllis Theroux
  14. “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 G. Jung
  15. “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
  16. “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”– Corita Kent
  17. “One mistake does not have to rule a person’s entire life.” ― Joyce Meyer
  18. “One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.” ― Giacomo Casanova
  19. “Our mistakes and regrets are not barriers to becoming who we can be; they are a necessary ingredient.” ― David Schnarch
  20. “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” ― Joan Collins
  21. “Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” ― Brandon Mull

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  1. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  2. “Success lies in one’s ability to learn from mistakes.” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi
  3. “The ability to learn from mistakes is a sign of intelligence. The willingness to admit ignorance is a sign of wisdom.”– Dr. T.P.Chia
  4. “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
  5. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  6. “The mistakes we regret the most are the ones we were too scared to make.”  ― Ollie Slaney
  7. “The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.” ― Kimon Nicolaides
  8. “There are no failures, if you learn and grow from your mistakes; there are only lessons learned.” ― Dee Waldeck
  9. “To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” ― Plutarch
  10. “We all mess up. It’s what we learn from our mistakes that matters.” ― Lauren Myracle
  11. “We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld
  12. “We learn from failure, not from success!” ― Bram Stoker
  13. “We make our discoveries through our mistakes: we watch one another’s success: and where there is the freedom to experiment there is hope to improve.” ― Sir Arthur Thomas
  14. “We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.” ― John Irving
  15. “Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” ― L.M. Montgomery
  16. “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
  17. “You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you” ― Maxwell Maltz
  18. “You see, the best thing about wrong decisions is that they don’t prevent you from making the right decisions later on. It’s harder, but it’s not impossible.” ― Siobhan Vivian
  19. Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

When there is a mistake realization, do not allow it to drag you into the negative circle of thinking that’s the end of the world.

If things went wrong despite your carefulness and efforts to get the best, don’t give up. Always see that life is all about mistakes, and learning from them makes the difference.

So, let me know your favorite mistake quotes from this collation. Leave it in the comment below.