Mistakes Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about mistakes
  1. #1
    “This boat that we just built is just fine—
    And don’t try to tell us it’s not.
    The sides and the back are divine—
    It’s the bottom I guess we forgot. . . .”
  2. #2
    “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
  3. #3
    “Anne: “But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice”. Marilla: “I don’t know as that’s much benefit when you’re always making new ones”.”
  4. #4
    “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it... Yet.”
  5. #5
    “‘You must never feel badly about making mistakes,’ explained Reason quietly, ‘as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.‘”
  6. #6
    “I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”
  7. #7
    “A line comes back to Marie-Laure from Jules Verne: Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
  8. #8
    “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
  9. #9
    “What’s done cannot be undone.”
  10. #10
    “That was her mistake. She’d pinned her happiness to a teenage girl’s chest. Idiot. The realization made her almost smile. She certainly knew better than that.”
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  1. #11
    “How can I make him understand that he did not create me?
    He makes the same mistake as the others when they look at a feeble-minded person and laugh because they don’t understand there are human feelings involved.”
  2. #12
    “But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit”
  3. #13
    “Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that. So she kept silence, and went about her affairs with a troubled heart.”
  4. #14
    “From a caprice of nature, not from the ignorance of man. Not a mistake has been made in the working. But we cannot prevent equilibrium from producing its effects. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”
  5. #15
    “I often make the mistake of thinking that something that is obvious to me is just as obvious to everyone else.”
  6. #16
    It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. Do I not know it only too well!
  7. #17
    “No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t think.”
  8. #18
    “She didn’t in the least mind being accused of having done something she had actually done. She could see the justice of that. It was, however, a totally new experience for her to be accused of a crime that she definitely had not committed.”
  9. #19
    “That’s just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don’t want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain’t no disgrace. That was my fix exactly.”
  10. #20
    “No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused!”
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