The theme of Death is to Poetry what Mistaken Identity is to Drama.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Consultants eventually leave, which makes them excellent scapegoats for major management blunders.
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.*
The one thing computers have done is let us make bigger mistakes. We have to be careful not to depend on our machines.
The kinds of people we employ are not afraid of taking risks. If someone mucks up, they don't get a bollocking from me. They know they've mucked up and they redouble their efforts.
Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately.
Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.
If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
An expert is a man who knows some of the worst errors that can be made in the subject in question and who therefore understands how to avoid them.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
I'm not the manager because I'm always right, but I'm always right because I'm the manager.
Man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
Trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles spring.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
The only people who never make mistakes are those who have never taken a decision.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover, when it is too late, that the only thing one never regrets are one's mistakes.
To lose one parent...may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
My own success was attended by quite a few failures along the way. But I refused to make the biggest mistake of all: worrying too much about making mistakes.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.