Read more life lessons learned from mistakes in our book: Evergreen - 50 Inspirational Life Lessons.
LIFE LESSONS FROM MISTAKES
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” - Buddha
"Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.” - Rick Pitino
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. Admit them quickly & get on with improving other innovations.” - Steve Jobs
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” - James Joyce
"Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.” - Paul J. Meyer
"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” - Richard Branson
LESSONS LEARNED FROM MISTAKES
"There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.” - Robert Fripp
"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” - C.S. Lewis
"Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom & success of the future.” - Dale Turner
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” - Miles Davis
"I've made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven't lived in vain.” - Muhammad Ali
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison
"One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” - Romain Rolland
Evergreen: Life Lessons Learned From Mistakes & Failure
Sometimes it appears that there is a hidden Guide whose duty is to test souls through all sorts of discouraging experiences. Those who pick themselves up after defeat and keep on trying, at last arrive; and the world cries, “Hey! Way to go! I knew you could do it!” But the hidden Guide lets no one enjoy great achievement without first passing the persistence test. Those who can’t take it, simply do not make the grade. Those who can “take it” are bountifully rewarded for their persistence.
They receive, as their compensation, whatever goal they are pursuing. And that is not all: they receive something infinitely more important than material compensation — that is, the knowledge that every failure brings with it the seed of an equal advantage. Those who embrace the wisdom of persistence do not accept defeat as being anything more than temporary. They are the ones whose desires are so persistently applied that defeat is finally changed into victory.