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Sandra Carey

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom – one helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Knowledge | Life | Life | Mistake | Wisdom |

Winston Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

Destiny | Mistake | Time |

Tom Butler-Bowdon

Personal growth is often the result not of doing something new, but of seeing the same things in a new light. We all have mental maps of our world that we mistake for the actual territory. By clinging on to old maps we fail to see the true lie of the land and get lost.

Growth | Land | Light | Mistake | World | Old |

Aelred Graham

Where religion goes wrong it is because, in one form or another, men have made the mistake of trying to turn to God without turning away from self.

God | Men | Mistake | Religion | Self | Wrong | God |

Doug Larson

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Conscience | Memory | Mistake | People |

Ramón Magsaysay

The mistake the world is making with the simple peoples is to try and hurry them into political concepts they don’t understand and aren’t prepared to cope with. I know. I am a peasant myself.

Hurry | Mistake | World | Understand |

Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What is it? Is man only God’s mistake or God only man’s mistake?

God | Man | Mistake | God |

Baird T. Spalding

Man’s greatest mistake is in trying to become God instead of simply being. He has been looking for something that is right within himself.

God | Man | Mistake | Right | God |

Garrett Thomson

In summary, goals or end-states are not intrinsically valuable, even though they direct and explain action. Although having aims or goals is an important and unavoidable aspect of life, it is a mistake to confuse those goals with non-instrumental value because this would imply that activities are merely instrumentally valuable. It is the goals of our activities that are instrumentally valuable; they are valuable to achieve because they lead to further worthwhile activities.

Action | Aims | Goals | Important | Life | Life | Mistake | Value |

Thomas J. Watson, fully Thomas John Watson, Sr.

It is important to acknowledge a mistake instantly, correct it, and learn from it. That literally turns a failure into a success. Success is on the far side of failure.

Failure | Important | Mistake | Success | Failure | Learn |

Garrett Thomson

There are countless dimensions of interpretation, and this is why it is a mistake to refer to the meaning of one’s life as if there were only one.

Life | Life | Meaning | Mistake |

Garrett Thomson

We are not merely instruments, either for our own goals or for those of God. This is why it is a mistake to identify the meaning of life with a goal…. This does not imply that our own goals are not and should not be important to our lives… just that they are not the meaning of life in themselves.

Goals | God | Important | Life | Life | Meaning | Mistake |

Richard Carlson

One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what's wrong with life. 'It's not fair,' we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.

Life | Life | Mistake | Thinking | Time | Will | Wrong |

Nashua Cavalier

Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.

Man | Mistake |

David Bohm, fully David Joseph Bohm

All learning involves trying something and seeing what happens. If one will not try anything until he is assured that he will not make a mistake in whatever he does, he will never be able to learn anything new at all.

Learning | Mistake | Will | Learn |

Hank Dittmar

Do not mistake a goats beard for a fine stallion’s tail.

Mistake |

Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Mistake |