— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 pred n. l.
„Only while sleeping one makes no mistakes. Making mistakes is the privilege of the active—of those who can correct their mistakes and put them right.“
"The Testament of a Furniture Dealer" http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/reports-downloads/the-testament-of-a-furniture-dealer.pdf (1976).
„An ordinary mistake is one that leads to a dead end, while a profound mistake is one that leads to progress. Anyone can make an ordinary mistake, but it takes a genius to make a profound mistake.“
— Frank Wilczek physicist 1951
Zdroj: The Lightness of Being – Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces (2008), Ch. 1, p. 12.
„Young people should be permitted to make mistakes. As long as their general orientation is correct, let them make minor mistakes. I believe that they can correct themselves in practical work.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Directives on the Cultural Revolution (1966-1972)
„There is no such thing as making a mistake. Only one thing is compulsory, only one mistake: and that is not realizing your mistakes.“
— Robert Fripp English guitarist, composer and record producer 1946
„Those who make no mistakes are making the biggest mistakes of all — they are attempting nothing new.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Zdroj: One Minute Nonsense (1992), p. 20
— Joseph Conrad, kniha An Outcast of the Islands
Zdroj: An Outcast of the Islands (1896), Pt. 3, Ch. 2; possibly an adaptation of a Polish proverb, "Ten się nie myli, kto nic nie robi" — "One is not wrong, who does nothing."
„Go back and correct your mistakes. We all make mistakes. The wise person admits them, corrects them, and doesn’t leave them for others to clean up.“
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 58.
On Doing Things Right
— Sophie Kinsella, kniha The Undomestic Goddess
Zdroj: The Undomestic Goddess
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Zdroj: The Writings of John Lennon
„Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1910s, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911)
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Space Chantey (1968)
Kontext: p>His soaring vaunt escaped the blooming ears of us,
He's gone, he's dead, he's dirt, he disappears from us! Be this the death of highest thrust of human all?
The flaming end of bright and shining crewmen all?Destroyed? His road is run? It's but a bend of it;
Make no mistake, this only seems</p
„Journalists who make mistakes get sued for libel; historians who make mistakes get to publish a revised edition.“
— Bill Moyers American journalist 1934
"The Big Story", speech to the Texas State Historical Association (7 March 1997), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 131
— Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944
As quoted in On Relationships: A Book for Teenagers (1999) by Kimberly Kirberger
— Luca Pacioli Italian father of accounting 1445 - 1517
„I think that to find out what love is really like, one must first make a mistake and then put it right.“
— Leo Tolstoy, kniha Anna Karenina
Zdroj: Anna Karenina