Top ten quotes on the value and purpose of mistakes

I’m still searching for this one quote on mistakes and love. Ah, how I love a wild goose chase! but, the chase is leading me to some interesting other things.  Hope you enjoy these quotes. and if ANYONE knows the quote I am looking for … something about the only important mistakes have to do with love … please give me a hint?

enjoy!

10. I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.  Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman’s Camden Conversations
9. 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.   Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
8. The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know.  Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
7. Some call their mistake a discovery; to others, their mistake is a misfortune and to most people a mistake is a deviation from the acceptable. A mistake is a mistake depending on what we think it is. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?
6. Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. Democritus
5. What sets a man writhing sleepless in bed at night is not having injured his fellow so much as having been wrong; the mere injury he can efface by destroying the victim and the witness but the mistake is his and that is one of his cats which he always prefers to choke to death with butter.   William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust
4. Living might mean taking chances, but they’re worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making Reba McEntire
3. Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.   Arthur Schopenhauer
2. Face it: as much as you’d like to be, you’re not perfect. Mistakes will be made in both your career and life. Instead of fearing mistakes, remind yourself that there’s plenty to learn from them. If nothing else, you’ll learn that a mistake doesn’t mean the end of the world. In fact, it might be the beginning of a new one.  Michael Law
1.Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.  Saint Frances de Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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