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35 Inspirational Quotes On Mistakes

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Quotes On Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life, we take action and we learn from them. May these quotes inspire you to learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others so that you may grow as an individual.

1. “Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” Anonymous

2. “Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.” Anonymous

3. “Don’t mention a person’s past mistakes when they are trying to change. That’s like throwing rocks at them while they are struggling to climb a mountain.” Anonymous

4. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

5. “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.” Steve Maraboli

6. “You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” Maxwell Maltz

7. “When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right.” Anonymous

8. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” Paul Bear Bryant

9. “Make mistakes. Learn from them. Move on.” Anonymous

10. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” Bruce Lee

11. “Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.” Anonymous

12. “Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them for the rest of their life.” Anonymous

13. “If you want to grow, you need to get over any fear you have of making mistakes.” John C. Maxwell

14. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

15. “It’s not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that defines us.” Rachel Wolchin

16. “Mistakes are proof you are trying.” Anonymous

17. “You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, and you learn.” Anonymous

18. “The biggest mistake I have made in my life is letting people stay in my life far longer than they deserve.” Anonymous

19. “Always make new mistakes.” Esther Dyson

20. “Learn from other people’s mistakes.” Tai Lopez

21. “You can’t make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake. It’s a choice.” Anonymous

22. “There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” Denis Waitley

23. “Make glorious amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody has ever made before. Do not freeze, do not stop, do not worry. Whatever you are scared of doing, do it.” Neil Gaiman

24. “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce

25. “If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You are doing things you have never done before, and more importantly, you are doing something.” Neil Gaiman

26. “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” Winston Churchill

27. “You cannot correct your mistakes by pointing out the mistakes of others.” Anonymous

28. “Nothing is a mistake, and nothing is something you should regret, it all happens for a reason, there is a purpose for and behind everything.” Anonymous

29. “Mistakes increase your experience and experiences decrease your mistakes. If you learn from your mistakes than others learn from your success.” Anonymous

30. “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” Robin Sharma

31. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” Tony Robbins

32. “There is no sense in punishing your future for the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself, grow from it, and then let it go.” Melanie Koulouris

33. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.” Robert T. Kiyosaki

34. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

35. “Don’t live in the past, thinking about mistakes or changes you made. Think of your life as a book, move forward, close one chapter and open another. Learn from your mistakes, but focus on your future, no on your past.” Anonymous


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.



  1. Garrett Hardy

    June 11, 2020 at 7:18 am

    The mistakes you make in life, are not what define your character, the way you take responsibility for them is.
    G. Hardy

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      June 23, 2020 at 10:23 pm

      Yes Sir.

  2. Ikbal

    August 3, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Mistake is remain mistake if you don’t learn from them

    • Asad Meah

      August 26, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you Ikbal

  3. Rich

    December 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    You’re not the only one who’s made mistakes
    But they’re the only thing that you can truly call your own – Billy Joel “You’re Only Human”

    • Asad Meah

      January 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Interesting quote Rich

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