Mistake - Quotes


Every decision you make is a mistake.

Edward Dahlberg

It`s a mistake to confuse intelligence with knowledge. Intelligence relates to the way one processes information, not necessarily what she knows or believes. This can lead to an individual making complex justifications to defend her beliefs, even when those beliefs are clearly false.

Armin Navabi

People sometimes mistake being serious with being taken seriously.

Patrick Dempsey

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would take many men many months to equal it.

Merle L. Meacham

You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It`s their mistake, not my failing.

Richard Feynman

This is often the way it is in physics - our mistake is not that we take our theories too seriously, but that we do not take them seriously enough.

Steven Weinberg

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)


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