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Quote Left The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside. Quote Right
Quote Left A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Quote Right
Quote Left The first mistake in public business is the going into it. Quote Right
Quote Left When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. Quote Right
Quote Left His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. Of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing. Upon my quoting Thomas Carlyle, he inquired in the naivest way who he might be and what he had done. My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System. That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the earth travelled round the sun appeared to me to be such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it. You appear to be astonished, he said, smiling at my expression of surprise. Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget it. To forget it! You see, he explained, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones. But the Solar System! I protested. What the deuce is it to me? he interrupted impatiently: you say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work. Quote Right
Quote Left The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. Quote Right
Quote Left He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. Quote Right
Quote Left Never mistake activity for achievement. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake. Quote Right
Quote Left But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice. Oh don't you see, Marilla? There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought. Quote Right
Quote Left I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it. Quote Right
Quote Left Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. Quote Right
Quote Left Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. Quote Right
Quote Left The trial court has already said it's a good-faith mistake. I think the Court of Appeals is not going to get involved in this. I think everybody realizes Harris County got hoodwinked as much as the defense did with Park Dietz's testimony. Quote Right
Quote Left Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Quote Right
Quote Left Swallowing that chocolate you just ate May have been your fatal mistake! Your smooth complexion will get lumps and spots, Your lips will go brown and your teeth will all rot. Your breath will go smelly - it may make you sick, Not to mention your waistline expanding a bit! After eating that chocolate with its lack of nutrition, You will need to visit your local beautician. But no matter how ugly you may turn out to be You will always be sweet and beautiful to me. Quote Right
Quote Left Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health. Quote Right
Quote Left He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. Quote Right
Quote Left The music of the Beatles is always fabulous, ... This groups plays it well but you wouldn't mistake them for the original. Quote Right
Quote Left The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism. Quote Right
Quote Left At the opera in Milan with my daughter and me, Needleman leaned out of his box and fell into the orchestra pit. Too proud to admit it was a mistake, he attended the opera every night for a month and repeated it each time. Quote Right
Quote Left Never mistake motion for action. Quote Right
Quote Left Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm. Quote Right
Quote Left Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake. Quote Right
Quote Left Vivisection: The Psychopathic Aspect.  Sadism is a very ugly word, which serves to define a very ugly psychopathy - a mental disease. Vivisectors have been known to accept with equanimity the allegation of being money grubbers - of doing cruel experiments only to gain money or a professorship. But we have never known a vivisector who bore with equanimity the allegation of being a sadist. They always reacted to all such allegations with frothing, like other psychopaths when they are confronted with the nature of their disorder.  If it is a mistake to believe that all vivisectors are sadists, it would be another mistake to believe that sadism is not rampant in the animal laboratories. It is. In fact, for men and women (more men, as a rule) who are affected by this grave psychopathy (mental malady), and on top of it are animal haters, what kind of remunerated occupation could be more gratifying than a job in a viviection laboratory?  Quote Right
Quote Left The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. Quote Right
Quote Left Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Mistake

Quote Left There are two ways of taking revenge... Head on or ignore. Ignorance too has power to kill and sometimes ignorance works as treatment by helping the other person in realizing his/ her mistake. And the best revenge is a smile, when s/he reaps what s/he had sown! Quote Right
Quote Left In life, there are no redos. it's like artworks. all errors can be corrected but residues of the past still remain. Don't shut yourself up for one past mistake, pick up your tools and begin to redecorate because in everything beautiful there is an imperfection. Quote Right
Quote Left A pessimist is more likely an effect of past experiences, the collection of pains and pangs dripped from disappointments; failures; mistakes and rejections pulsing through fears to the window of the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Mistakenly, yet whom is not Confused, yet whom is not Strong, yet whom is not Intriguing, yet whom is not Abnormal, yet whom is not Beautiful, yet whom is not Loving, yet whom is not Respectful, yet whom is not Kindness, yet whom is not Blessed, yet whom is not Grateful, yet whom is not Learning, yet whom is not Forgiving, yet whom is not Quote Right
Quote Left I am a great painter In this game called life So I paint it in colours that suit my taste And when the brush slips and paints out of place I correct that mistake To a whole different shade Quote Right
Quote Left "Forget the past you say, Leave it all behind you" "To hell with that notion, mistakes are our most inexhaustible source of lessons to learn from, besides that, why would all the countries of the world record history if not to learn from their past" Quote Right
Quote Left If you are born in a democratic nation, do not make the mistake of electing a dictator. --Vincent Van Ross Quote Right
Quote Left You meant that you live like lion but pardon my hearing mistake, I heard that you leave spike aeon.... Quote Right
Quote Left I've watched people burn for their mistakes. What i've learned: Don't FUCK with a devil. Quote Right
Quote Left Emancipation of sparkles in those eyes I mistaken for a cautionary flame Quote Right
Quote Left People who are nice like bread and butter quite often get mistaken, for a sandwich. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't blame others for your downfall your mistakes are your own so be strong and own them. Quote Right
Quote Left Mistakes are so much easier to correct when someone else makes them. 11/4/2017 Quote Right
Quote Left One Lemon ( bio form). One. Misfire, misfit, mistake, reject. Hell ushers, parents, 4 conspirators. I love good people, conversation and endings. I feel for unwed mothers, orphans and childless fathers. I fear my life story, innocence robbed, wearing a mask. I would have loved being part of a tree, a branch, loving seed. I shed tears in my gloom, rejected. Lemon Quote Right
Quote Left As Mankind we learn through trial,error,mistakes,bad judgement,evil,sin, & etc; That's where the Creator's mercy & forgiveness meets us at.Knowing better after it all in order to be able to do better.Saul to Paul explains it best. Enjoy!!!! Quote Right
Quote Left "True freedom is not the absence of chains around your ankles, waist, wrist or neck; neither can the absence of a 4ft by 3 inch wall around you or over your head be mistaken for freedom. True freedom is the ability to think, say and be what you want to be unencumbered." Quote Right
Quote Left When you stand behind a cause with hate, you are making a serious mistake Quote Right
Quote Left If you make a mistake, take the blame, if you put it on others that's a shame Quote Right
Quote Left Always stop, take a break, help stops making big mistakes Quote Right
Quote Left If you blame others for your mistakes, you will keep making them Quote Right
Quote Left "Maniacal laughter is often mistaken for joy." Quote Right
Quote Left Sincerity exists for it's own virtue, not to be mistaken with honesty. by Mark Miller Quote Right
Quote Left History is the only subject that offers an education in all subjects. Yet many believe it to be useless and in doing so ignore it, subsequently repeating mistakes that could have been avoided with a little knowledge of history. The path of evolution can only go forward if the path of history is known. Quote Right
Quote Left Fixing your mistakes puts you and the world in place Quote Right
Quote Left Do not mistake my conviction for arrogance nor my passion for obsession. Quote Right
Quote Left Life can sometimes seem like a party and you got an invitation by mistake... Quote Right
Quote Left If you blow air in a balloon with expectation of it becoming a parachute, Firstly, it is your inability not to be able to afford a parachute, secondly it's your mistake to expect balloon become a parachute. So, stop complaining about the balloon and work on yourself !! Quote Right
Quote Left Be careful, you are writing your story in life with ink.a little mistake can make your work dirty or you spend the rest pf your life searching for an eraser. Quote Right
Quote Left Make no mistake. Whenever I sit down to write there shall be a madness to my method. Quote Right
Quote Left secrets and trust work in a similar pattern, you have to be careful with both of them, one small mistake and they are gone. Quote Right