Mistake - Quotes

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When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

Paulo Coelho

With every mistake we must surely be learning.

The Beatles

It`s a mistake to think that in hard choices, one alternative really is better than the other, but we`re too stupid to know which, and since we don`t know which, we might as well take the least risky option. Even taking two alternatives side by side with full information, a choice can still be hard. Hard choices are hard not because of us or our ignorance; they`re hard because there is no best option.

Ruth Chang

The brain is not a bag of chemical soup, and it`s a mistake to try to treat complex psychiatric disorders just by changing the flavor of the soup.

David J. Anderson

We philosophers are mistake specialists. (I know, it sounds like a bad joke, but hear me out.) While other disciplines specialize in getting the right answers to their defining questions, we philosophers specialize in all the ways there are of getting things so mixed up, so deeply wrong, that nobody is even sure what the right questions are, let alone the answers. Asking the wrongs questions risks setting any inquiry off on the wrong foot. Whenever that happens, this is a job for philosophers! Philosophy - in every field of inquiry - is what you have to do until you figure out what questions you should have been asking in the first place.

Daniel Dennett

Live all you can; it`s a mistake not to.

Henry James

It is a mistake, [...] to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends. What the public wants is their own individual comfort.

Isaac Asimov

No employee makes the same mistake twice. He is fired the first time.

Isaac Asimov

Here`s the thing about mistakes. Sometimes, even when you know something`s a mistake, you gotta make it anyway.

How I Met Your Mother (movie)

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

I make lots of mistakes. I try hard not to make the same mistake more than three or four times.

Janet Evanovich

What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.

Miranda July

I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn`t explain away afterwards.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof [is] to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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