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Don't look back you're not going that way


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her


When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why


I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure

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Don’t try to repeat what has already been written - have the courage to do your own thing and don’t be afraid to do something different.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)To do a television show, one can be sort of spoiled. You get to have your own trailer, your own space - that sort of thing.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)I think it’s good to do your own thing and want to be different, and not look like everyone else.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Like most kids, you don’t want to do what your folks want you to do. You’ve got your own thing.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)I knew I really made it when my dad saw me in London and after the performance he had no notes to me and just said ‘You are doing your own thing and I am proud of you.’  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)You have to be aware of your own shortcomings. The main thing I try not to do is lose my temper. Doing live interviews on television, you learn not to say the first thing that comes into your head.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)You have to figure out ways to do things on your own. I do my own thing, and I don’t pay much attention to what anyone else is doing.  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)The idea that you can live off the grid and just do your own thing is a very American idea - that you should be able to do your own thing, if you want to, if you’re willing to pay the price for it. I think the price has gotten higher and higher  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Don’t depend on a guy for your happiness. You have to live your own life and do your own thing. That’s when good things come around - when you do your own thing and you’re not worried about a man. It will happen in due time  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)I made a lot mistakes that I’m grateful for, because I won’t make them again and I won’t let my artists make them, or I’ll tell them, ‘Don’t do this.’ A lot of them still make them anyway, but you can’t be told things when you’re doing your own thing  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Success comes because you have found your ecological niche and can flourish by doing your own valuable thing  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)The point of serving your country is not to do your own thing or to go rogue, but to work as part of the process  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Do your own thing. Speak in your voice  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Don’t know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Doing your own thing is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)I knew I really made it when my dad saw me in London and after the performance he had no notes to me and just said ‘You are doing your own thing and I am proud of you  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)There’s no greatest moment in the arts. It’s a life; it’s a continuity thing. You can’t have a great moment because it’s spiritual. It’s a belief; it’s a calling. If you’re an artist, doing your own thing on your own, it’s while you’re doing it that counts. It’s a process. If you get too elated, you can get too depressed  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others  (Doing Your Own Thing Quotes)

50+ Inspirational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

In this article, you will find 50+ of the most amazingly inspirational quotes about living life on your own terms. You will be inspired to take charge and live your best life to make your dreams come true!

We hear so much about living life on your own terms, but do we know exactly what that means? Are we living life on our own terms? Are we fulfilling our dreams and goals in life? We’ll explore answers to these questions, also.

A wonderful guest writer, Anya Willis, recently wrote an article for Sassy Sister Stuff about 10 purposeful ways to live life on your own terms. She also included 10 related quotes that I found highly motivational.

I was so inspired by her words and the intention of the article that I decided to explore quotes about living life on your own terms and share my 50+ favorites with you. I hope you enjoy the quotes and images I’ve selected and created on

“You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.” ~ Emma Bleker

1 Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

1.1 What Does Living Life on Your Own Terms Mean?

2 Short Inspirational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

3 Motivational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

4 Final Thoughts: Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

5 Have You Been Inspired by These 50+ Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms? Share in the Comments.

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Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

Before we get to the quotes about living life on your own terms, I want to address the meaning of “living life on your own terms. ” What exactly does it mean?

“Sometimes you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.”

What Does Living Life on Your Own Terms Mean?

Let me be very clear that living life on your own terms does not mean being selfish.

Living life on your own terms means that you choose a way of living that supports your goals and dreams. You choose to create a meaningful and fulfilled life for you and your loved ones. You are able to lead a balanced life of work and family while also accepting that there may be consequences of others judging you and your choices.

Living life on your own terms goes hand-in-hand with positive selfishness. Being positively selfish — doing that which feeds your soul and enriches your life — produces many positive results. It empowers, re-energizes, and motivates you to keep moving forward toward your best self and your goals.

Furthermore, you will sometimes do things that you don’t want to do (even while living life on your own terms). But you’ll be making a conscious decision to do it — not making it from a place of obligation. This is part of living on your own terms — making conscious choices without resentment or frustration.

For further reading on this topic, I recommend an amazing article by Kate Swoboda from Your Courageous Life. She does a phenomenal job of explaining what “living on your own terms” means and what it does not mean. She also explains the consequences that may arise because of your choice to live life on your own terms.

“There are times when you’ll realize that doing something that you don’t particularly want to do — but doing it for some reason that supports another one of your values — will end up being another expression of living ‘on your own terms.’”

Kate Swoboda

It’s not always about doing what you want to do, or not doing what you don’t want to do. It’s about consciously choosing what you are going to do on your terms based on what’s best for you and your loved ones.

Now let’s move on to these important life quotes! Please note that wherever possible I try to include the accurate name of the author for each quote.

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Short Inspirational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

These short inspirational quotes about living life on your own terms can be used on social media — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc — as captions. Or they can be sent to friends via text for special inspirational messages.

“Destiny is not a matter chance, it is a matter of choice.”

William Jennings Bryan

“Keep believing, keep achieving.”


“This is your life. Do what you love and do it often.”


“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney

“Say yes take risks and live life on your own terms.


“There is no way everyone will approve of what you’re wearing. So just do what makes you happy.”


“Life’s too short to live someone else’s.”

Nathan W Morris

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Oscar Wilde

“It’s not always clear at first either. Listen to your heart.”


“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.”

H. Jackson Brown

“Why wait and let the chance pass you by more and more? Start now…”


“If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.”

Katharine Hepburn

“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.

Kevin Welch

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” 

Mark Twain

“There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way.” 

Christopher Morley

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”

Les Brown

“The whole point is to live life and be — to use all the colors in the crayon box.”


“It’s not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” 

Grace Hansen

“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”

Oprah Winfrey

“You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.”

Lady Gaga

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Joe Lewis

“Think about it: What’s the worst thing that can happen to you if you just totally go for it?” 

Grant Cardone

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”

Jim Rohn

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece.”

John Wooden
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. ” ~Oprah Winfrey

Motivational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

Some of these quotes caused me to pause and think about the choices I make and how I want to live my life. Many of them are deeply personal and have several layers reflection. Take time to really think about each of these quotes and how they can help you maintain a healthy mindset about how to live life your way and be happy!

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”

Mandy Hale

“I will one day accept death with gratitude if I meet it having lived a life that became truly my own.

Dan Pearce

“Remember, if you keep living your life on your terms, people can mock you all they want, but they’ll respect you in the end.”

Cassidy Calloway

“Why are you doing this to yourself? Ask yourself and make changes.”


“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

Flora Whittemore

“You know, everybody has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That’s part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person.”


“Your ability to make things happen, increases in direct proportion to your awareness that you have the ability to make things happen.”


“3 Ways To Shut Down Your Haters: 1) Accept yourself, 2) Keep being the best you, 3) Live life on your own terms.

Germany Kent

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“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let fear of failure stop me from trying at all.” 

Authur Gordon

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”

Pope Paul VI

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are some people who don’t want to deal with the fact that we are not forever. Some people decide to live life to the fullest.”

Tessa Thompson

“‘Carpe Diem’ is a phrase that I try to embrace. It means seize the day, to make the most of the present and to give little thought to the past or future. In the time that I have here, I want to love and live life to the fullest while being a positive influence on others. And I want a full life for everyone.”

Matt Czuchry

“We can all tend to get caught up in the complications of life that we create; we live life for other people. It’s a harrowing moment when you’re confronted with an end, and you have to make the choice to live your life for you.”

Elliot Knight

“I try to explain to people that the only way to be cool is to be who you truly are, and the only way to live life is to do the things that you want to do and be the person that you want to be no matter who that is or what that is or how you have to do it. That’s the only way you can be genuinely happy.”

Tucker Max

“There’s people who live life authentically and there’s people who live a life of fabrication. And it begins with the question of how you’re gonna do your time. And these are observations I made about Folsom when I was there with Dustin Hoffman when he was directing ‘Straight Time.'”

Michael Mann

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“If you want to be happy you need to think of yourself as a container of energy. There is a universal energy, yes of course, it embraces us. When you appreciate this, life becomes a lot more exciting. You don’t live life, life lives you.”

Noel Edmonds

“I’m going to be true to what I want to do, because if I care what people think about me, I’m a puppet. Which I have been in my life. And you can’t live life that way, man!”

Donny Osmond

“There is no reason to ever be ashamed of where you’re at. Not when you’re doing your best. Not when you’re in your best moment. There’s always gonna be people to tell you no. Or “You can’t.” Or “You shouldn’t.” It’s gonna happen. No matter what anybody says, you just have to still be like, “I’m still doing this. I’m still gonna succeed. I’m still gonna do my best.” Defy the odds. Why not?”

Jennifer Lopez

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

Joseph Campbell

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

Earl Nightingale

“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

“The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you. You can never be happy living someone else’s dream. Live your own. And you will for sure know the meaning of happiness.”

Oprah Winfrey
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
~ Maya Angelou

Final Thoughts: Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms

I hope you’ve been inspired by these quotes about living life on your own terms. It’s such an important aspect of living your best life!

This means being true to yourself, listening to your heart, and doing what makes you happy. It is also important to be surrounded by people who support your decisions and who make you feel good about yourself. And so much more! If you can do these things, you will be living a happy and fulfilling life.

Plus, it’s never too late to start living life on your own terms! And if you need additional inspiration, don’t forget to read our guest article, 10 Purposeful Ways to Live Life on Your Own Terms. It has lots of valuable and specific information about living life on your own terms!

Love to All! ~Susan

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Loving and pampering yourself is also a whole science, which we are very rarely taught in the family.

October 29, 2021


You cannot change the past, no matter how much you want to. But you can build the future you want. You are free to choose what to spend your time on - regretting and worrying about what you cannot change, or building the future you want.

November 21, 2021


People around have the right to cling to their stability. And you have the right to make your choice and change your life without living up to their expectations regarding your stability.

November 11, 2021


Before a period of clarity and self-confidence begins in life, there will definitely be a “zone of turbulence” - discomfort, restlessness, painful doubts about the correctness of one's own choice. Everyone suffers before change, even those who seem unshakably self-confident to you.

September 22, 2021


At the end of each day, ask yourself: did you find 30 minutes today to bring your goal a little closer?

February 26, 2022


If you want to do something for real and you need not show off, but the realization of your plan or the opportunity to do what you love, you will find an opportunity to do it with any budget!

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So don't expect your environment to immediately and unconditionally support you. People around have the right to cling to their stability. And you have the right to make your choice and change your life without living up to their expectations regarding your stability.

December 8, 2021


There will never be a perfect moment for change.

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Unfortunately or fortunately, your parents are the only people whose opinion will influence you throughout your life. Their words and opinions will emotionally cling to you for the rest of your life. And you will build your life, either imitating them, or diametrically opposite (“I will never be the same”). Relationships with them are sewn into the subconscious mind too deeply to be easily discarded. But just to understand this is already partly liberated.

November 12, 2021


Perhaps every person begins the road to a dream by trying to find a short and convenient path. The first thought that comes to mind is “How can I achieve what I want, and so that I don’t have anything for it.” It doesn't work that way. Any path to the goal is long, and it will require some effort from you.

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Aphorisms, quotes, sayings of great people on the topic Mistakes

There is nothing completely wrong in the world - even a broken clock shows the exact time twice a day.

Paulo Coelho

The mirror reflects correctly; it does not err, because it does not think. To think is almost always to be wrong.

Paulo Coelho

An adversary who reveals your mistakes is much more useful than a friend who hides them.

Leonardo da Vinci

Never be afraid to make mistakes - you should not be afraid of hobbies or disappointments. Disappointment is a payment for something previously received, sometimes disproportionate, but be generous. Be afraid to generalize disappointment and don't color everything else with it. Then you will gain the strength to resist the evils of life and rightly appreciate its good sides.

Alexander Grin

The worst mistake you can make in life is to be afraid to make a mistake all the time.

Elbert Hubbard

Learn from your own mistakes, make a career from others.

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

Any passion pushes you to make mistakes, but love pushes you to the most stupid ones.

François La Rochefoucauld

Many men fall in love with a dimple and mistakenly marry the whole girl.

Stephen Leacock

Just a few years ago, she still complained about herself, was still capable of heroic deeds, but now she has learned to adapt to her own mistakes. She knew that the same thing happens to other people: they become so accustomed to their miscalculations and mistakes that they gradually begin to confuse them with their own merits. And then it's too late to change anything in your life.

Paulo Coelho

The only real mistake is not correcting your past mistakes.


My mistake was that I expected fruit from a tree that can only bear flowers.

Honore Mirabeau

To err is human, to forgive is divine.

Alexander Pope

Mistakes can always be forgiven if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee

Be tolerant of other people's mistakes. Maybe you yourself were born by mistake.

Alexander Kumor

Too smart listeners are boring to deal with. They think they know everything and they are wrong.

Dmitry Yemets

Any woman's mistake is the man's fault.

Johann Herder

Making a mistake and realizing it is wisdom. Recognizing a mistake and not hiding it is honesty.

Ji Yun

Close the door to all errors and the truth cannot enter.

Rabindranath Tagore

He who thinks he can do without others is greatly mistaken; but he who thinks that others cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

Francois La Rochefoucauld

The one who does nothing is never wrong.

Theodore Roosevelt

The man who makes no mistakes gets his orders from those who make them.

Herbert Proknow

Everyone calls experience their own mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

He who deeply explores his soul catches himself so often in mistakes that he inevitably becomes modest. He is no longer proud of his enlightenment, he does not consider himself superior to others.

Claude-Adrian Helvetius

To err is a property of man, to forgive is a property of the gods.

Alexander Pope

Do you want to win over a mentor? Give him the opportunity to correct your mistake from time to time.

Wiesław Brudziński

Archery teaches us how to seek the truth. When the shooter misses, he does not blame others, but looks for the fault in himself.


It is much easier to find a mistake than the truth.

Johann Goethe

A mistake is from God. So don't try to fix the mistake. On the contrary, try to understand it, feel its meaning, get used to it. And there will be liberation.

Salvador Dali

If any chance is at least one percent higher than others, try it. Like in chess. They put you in check - you run away. In the meantime, you are running away - the enemy may make a mistake. After all, no one is immune from mistakes, even the strongest players...

Haruki Murakami

There is no shame in admitting your mistake to a person.

Catherine II

Everyone has to make their own mistakes in life.

Agatha Christie

Nature is never wrong: if she gives birth to a fool, then she wants it.

Henry Shaw

Admitting one's mistakes is the highest courage.

Alexander Bestuzhev

Experience is the sum of mistakes made, as well as mistakes that, alas, were not made.

Françoise Sagan

When you finally realize that your father was usually right, you yourself have a son growing up, convinced that his father is usually wrong. If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no point in making them.

Lawrence Peter

We don't need to make the same mistakes we've already made.

Viktor Chernomyrdin

I will not refuse to live my life again from beginning to end. I will only ask the right, which the authors enjoy, to correct in the second edition the errors of the first.

Benjamin Franklin

The weak are often cruel, for they stop at nothing to undo the consequences of their mistakes.

George Halifax

It's better to be wrong with everyone than be smart alone.

Marcel Achard

He who confesses his mistakes too easily is seldom able to correct himself.

Maria-Ebner Eschenbach

Our mistake often lies not in what we have done, but in regret for what we have done…

Samuel Butler


John Dewey

Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes. But doing nothing is a mistake.

Emil Meek

Blessed are those who forget, for they do not remember their own mistakes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One should not be shy for fear of making mistakes, the biggest mistake is to deprive oneself of experience.

Luc Vauvenargues

We dye our hair a different color each time so as not to repeat the same mistake twice.

Yanina Ipohorska

None of us would tolerate such mistakes as ours.

Oscar Wilde

We easily forget our mistakes when only we know them.

François La Rochefoucauld

We do not like to be pitied for our mistakes.

Luc Vauvenargues

There are people who don't make mistakes. These are who others think.

Henryk Jagodziński

The biggest mistake is trying to be nicer than you are.

Walter Bagehot

It is better to make a mistake yourself than to point out a mistake to your husband.

George Halifax

Our main mistake is not that we believe that women love us, but that we believe that we love them.

Sasha Guitry

The mistake of one is a lesson to another.

John Ray

All people make mistakes, but great people confess their mistakes.

Bernard Fontenel

Those who really have authority are not afraid to admit their mistake.

Bertrand Russell

There is only one inborn error - the belief that we are born to be happy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Even if everyone is of the same opinion, everyone can be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

Never point out mistakes unless you know how to fix them.

George Shaw

How clearly people understand their mistakes is evident from the fact that, when talking about their behavior, they always know how to put it in a noble light.

François La Rochefoucauld

In most disputes, one mistake can be noticed: while the truth lies between two defended views, each of the latter departs from it the further away, the more fervently they argue.

René Descartes

“Do you think I'm an idiot?” “No, but I could be wrong.”

Tristan Bernard

I know that I am prone to error and often make mistakes, and I will not be angry with anyone who wants to warn me in such cases and show me my mistakes.

Peter the Great

You can reach perfection in making the same mistake.

Alexander Kumor

Aren't we making the mistake of a child who beats the chair he stumbles upon while wheeling a murderer?

Georg Lichtenberg

Some people think they know a bird exactly because they have seen the egg from which it hatched.

Heinrich Heine

The teacher said: “My case seems hopeless. I have not yet met a person who, knowing about his mistakes, would admit his guilt to himself.


Not correcting a mistake, but perseverance in it brings down the honor of any person or organization of people.

Benjamin Franklin

People's mistakes in their calculations of gratitude for the services rendered by them come from the fact that the pride of the giver and the pride of the receiver cannot agree on the price of the good deed.

François La Rochefoucauld

Nothing teaches like the awareness of one's mistake. This is one of the main means of self-education.

Thomas Carlyle

Fear of the possibility of error should not prevent us from seeking the truth.

Claude-Adrian Helvetius

A life mistake is a misdeed that did not bring pleasure.

Sidonie Colette

Woe to the people who are never wrong: they are always wrong.

Charles Lin

If it is true that humanity learns from its mistakes, a bright future awaits us.

Lawrence Peter

The smartest thing in life is still death, because only it corrects all the mistakes and stupidities of life.

Vasily Klyuchevsky

The greatest mistake that is usually made in education is not accustoming youth to independent thinking.

Gotthold Lessing

People rarely commit one indiscretion. In the first indiscretion, one always does too much. That is why they usually make another second one - and this time they do too little . ..

Friedrich Nietzsche often an extremely remarkable person.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What a mistake it is to wish to destroy something from which one cannot profit.

Bernard Werber

It is much easier to find a mistake than the truth. The error lies on the surface, and you notice it immediately, but the truth is hidden in the depths, and not everyone can find it.

Johann Goethe

The most fatal mistake that has ever been made in the world is the separation of political science from moral science.

Percy Shelley

Digging up mistakes wastes time that might have been spent discovering truths.


It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.


Truth spoken without love breeds error.

Gilbert Sesbron

Mistakes are not worth noticing much: to give something better is what befits a worthy person.

Mikhail Lomonosov

Dictate unintelligibly to reserve the right to decide who made a mistake.

Wiesław Brudzinski

Misuse of words leads to mistakes in thought and then in practical life.

Dmitry Pisarev

A successful person is a person who makes others pay for his own mistakes.

Gilbert Sesbron

Those who think that a people undergoing a revolution can easily be defeated are mistaken; on the contrary, he is able to overcome others.

Charles Montesquieu

A reprehensible mistake is made by those who do not take into account their capabilities and strive for conquest at any cost.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Of those around you, encourage not those who exalt everything you have done, but those who scold you severely for your mistakes.

Basil the Macedonian

Women are equally capable of making mistakes.

Lawrence Peter

Old errors often cost more to fix than new ones.

Wiesław Brudzinski

Whoever stopped loving and making mistakes can bury himself alive.

Johann Goethe

A scientist is like a mimosa when he notices his mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers someone else's mistake.

Albert Einstein

The fact that people do not learn from the mistakes of history is the most important lesson of history.

Aldous Huxley

To avoid mistakes and disappointments, always consult your wife before starting an affair.

Edgar Howe

A fool who accidentally tells the truth is still wrong.


Our greatest mistake today is that we always confuse two opposite positions with one another and consider them as one position. One of them is science, and the other is faith…

Mirza Akhundov

When reason gives in to impulse or anger and blind rage offends a friend by action or word, then later neither tears nor sighs are able to correct the mistakes.

Ludovico Ariosto

Shame can be appropriate everywhere, but not in admitting one's mistakes.

Gotthold Lessing

Truth is a perfect mistake, just as health is a perfect illness.


Punctual person makes all his mistakes right on time.

Lawrence Peter

Getting angry means taking out the wrongs of others.

Alexander Pope

No mistake is as cheap as prophecy.

Oscar Wilde

Tolerance is when someone else's mistakes are forgiven; tact - when they do not notice them.

Arthur Schnitzler

A great man is judged only by his main deeds, and not by his mistakes.


When you write from dictation, you can show your own individuality only in mistakes.

Wiesław Brudzinski

One can blame the mistakes of a great man, but one should not blame the man himself because of them.

Georg Lichtenberg

Great people also make mistakes, and some of them make mistakes so often that you almost fall into the temptation to consider them insignificant people.

Georg Lichtenberg

The present is a consequence of the past, and therefore unceasingly turn your gaze to your behinds, thus saving yourself from notable mistakes.

Kozma Prutkov

It is a big mistake to think that a sense of duty and coercion can contribute to finding joy in looking and searching.

Albert Einstein

In order for one person to discover a fruitful truth, one hundred people need to incinerate their lives in unsuccessful searches and sad mistakes.

Dmitry Pisarev

Almost all of our mistakes are, in essence, of a linguistic nature. We ourselves create difficulties for ourselves by inaccurately describing the facts. So, for example, we call different things the same and, conversely, give different definitions to the same thing.

Aldous Huxley

To err is human. Only those who admire us are not mistaken.

Oliver Hassenkamp

In politics, as in grammar, a mistake that everyone makes is proclaimed a rule.

Andre Malraux

Let people make any mistakes to their own detriment, if only they can avoid the worst misfortune - submission to someone else's will.

Luc Vauvenargues

People are unaware of mistakes they don't make.

Samuel Johnson

In the rapture of victory, mistakes are forgotten and extremes arise.

Gilbert Chesterton

If two mistakes fail, try a third.

Lawrence Peter

The greatest mistake in parenting is being too hasty.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Experience allows us to recognize a mistake every time we repeat it.

Franklin Jones

What a pity we don't live long enough to learn from our mistakes.

Jean La Bruyère

Many consider it a virtue to repent of mistakes rather than to avoid them.

Georg Lichtenberg

One of our most disastrous mistakes is to spoil a good deed by doing it poorly.

William Penn

“Would you give your life for your beliefs?” - "Of course no. After all, I could be wrong.”

Bertrand Russell

Who would deny that all people are desperate truth seekers, because they repent so frankly and sincerely of their mistakes, and not a day goes by that they do not contradict themselves.

Jonathan Swift

I respect all kinds of deviations from common sense: the more ridiculous the mistakes that a person makes in your presence, the more likely that he will not betray, will not outsmart you.

Charles Lam

Few mistakes are less excusable than the means we use to hide them.

Francois La Rochefoucauld

Philosophy studies the erroneous views of people, and history their erroneous actions.

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