quote by Colin Powell

Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.

— Colin Powell

Valuable Great Mistakes quotations

Great mistakes quote A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.

The great majority of us are Muslims.

We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.

The great mistake made by most of the Lord’s people is in hoping to discover in themselves that which is to be found in Christ alone.

Great mistakes quote Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.

Don't get upset with your imperfections.

It's a great mistake because it leads nowhere - to get angry because you are angry, upset at being upset, depressed at being depressed, disappointed because you are disappointed. So don't fool yourself. Simply surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is always greater than our weakness.

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.


Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.

Great mistakes quote Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is a source of great strength.

If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.

If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.

Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward

Great mistakes quote No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You're still way
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

Great teams do not hold back with one another.

They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.


No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.

What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.

Great mistakes quote Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.

A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.

It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.

Ninety percent of the book variations have no great value, because either they contain mistakes or they are based on fallacious assumptions; just forget about the openings and spend all that time on the endings.

Great mistakes quote Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get th
Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.

Sometimes you think that you need to be perfect, that you cannot make mistakes .

.. realize you are a human being - like everyone else capable of reaching great potential but not capable of being perfect.

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.

Great mistakes quote Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Assert your right to make a few mistakes.

If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

None of us are bad people. We float around and we run across each other and we learn about ourselves, and we make mistakes and we do great things. We hurt others, we hurt ourselves, we make others happy and we please ourselves. We can and should forgive ourselves and each other for that.


Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

Great mistakes quote Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
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You made me confess the fears that I have.

But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.

Every politician, clergyman, educator, or physician, in short, anyone dealing with human individuals, is bound to make grave mistakes if he ignores these two great truths of population zoology: (1) no two individuals are alike, and (2) both environment and genetic endowment make a contribution to nearly every trait.

Great mistakes quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

A doctrine is something that pins you down to a given mode of conduct and dozens of situations which you cannot foresee, which is a great mistake in principle. When the word 'containment' was used in my 'X' article, it was used with relation to a certain situation then prevailing, and as a response to it.


In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

Sometimes I think it is a great mistake to have matter that can think and feel.

It complains so. By the same token, though, I suppose that boulders and mountains and moons could be accused of being a little too phlegmatic.

Great mistakes quote A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arr
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you've made a hiring mistake. The best people don't need to be managed. Guided, taught, led-yes. But not tightly managed.

I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains.

One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.

Those who never make mistakes lose a great many chances to learn something

Great mistakes quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.

What a mistake those who do not hope make! Judas made a huge blunder the day in which he sold Christ for 30 denarii, but he made an even bigger one when he thought that his sin was too great to be forgiven. No sin is too big: any wretchedness, however great, can always be enclosed in infinite mercy.

A good place to start is with the kids .

.. One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home.

People fear change, Change is not knowing what’s going to happen.

People sometimes mistake change as a negative. I look at change as exciting, look at it as an opportunity to make your life better. Fear builds mountains, Faith removes them. It’s time for you to conquer new horizons. Today is going to be a GREAT day for a change!

The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing.

They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself.