Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.— Colin Powell
Most Powerful Trial Error quotations
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
Don't be afraid to scrape the paint off and do it again.
This is the way you learn, trial and error, over and over, repetition. It pays you great dividends, great, great dividends.
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
An error does not become a mistake, until you refuse to correct it.
Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design.
I believe there is no philosophical high-road in science, with epistemological signposts. No, we are in a jungle and find our way by trial and error, building our road behind us as we proceed.
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.
From the errors of others the wise correct their own.
Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended.
When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error;
I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.
You have to find out what's right for you, so it's trial and error.
You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
Anyone can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in their error.
Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child).
Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.
Only ... from personal experience [can a man] take the necessary measures without a preliminary process of trial and error.
The difference between the amoeba and Einstein is that, although both make use of the method of trial and error elimination, the amoeba dislikes erring while Einstein is intrigued by it.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
I think that the path that I took was normal in the American society where young women and men are not trained as to how to make the transition from being a girl to being a woman, from being a boy to being a man. And so I think that most young people in America live by trial and error, and not by parental instruction, community guidance.
Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché.
When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.
Creativity is the process of sensing problems or gaps in information, then identifying the difficulties and seeking solutions through trial and error or through forming hypotheses.
science progresses by trial and error, and when it is forbidden to admit error there can be no progress.
This was a type of war that we'd had no experience with before.
Some of our policies were kind of trial and error in character.
Learn to fail with pride - and do so fast and cleanly.
Maximise trial and error - by mastering the error part.
Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché.
.. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.
We were deliberately designed to learn only by trial and error.
We're brought up, unfortunately, to think that nobody should make mistakes. Most children get de-geniused by the love and fear of their parents - that they might make a mistake. But all my advances were made by mistakes. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there's nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.
Persistence means giving full concentration to whatever you are doing right now.
... Persistence is success through trial, error, resetting your goals, and moving toward the target.
Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom, we learn from trial & error, we become wise by understanding problems.
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
I had no contact with my contemporaries in the photographic field, nor even knowledge of their work. So I was influenced by no-one and there were no short cuts for me. I was self-taught the hard way, by trial and error.
The smaller the group, the more trial and error and experimenting you can do. I do a lot of garbage.
Most of what I learned as an entrepreneur was by trial and error.
I learned to cook by watching and helping my mother in the kitchen.
I also learned by trial and error. Even though I'm big on recipes, I love to make up my own dishes and when you take a risk in the kitchen, you learn a lot about food!
Like all creatures, humans have made their way in the world by trial and error.
Unlike other creatures we have a presence so colossal that error is a luxury we can no longer afford. The world has grown too small to forgive us any big mistakes.
I got better the way everyone gets better: by trial and error and error and error, by fumbling around and making mistakes but not giving up and working incredibly hard at it every day and eventually, through a painful and laborious process of eliminating every wrong turn, finding my way.
Ideas do not always come in a flash but by diligent trial-and-error experiments that take time and thought.
The universe is a self-organizing, intelligent, creative, trial-and-error learning, participatory, interactive, non-locally interconnected and evolving system.
Whatever humans have learned had to be learned as a consequence only of trial and error experience. Humans have learned only through mistakes.
You learn out of bitter experience, trial and error.
Life teaches you that. As sincere as you all are, you can't learn it all in school.
Indonesia isn't the most beautiful country in the world.
I don't think so. Italy is much lovelier - and France too. It's a very problematic country. And that's why you have to stay here for the rest of your life. Indonesia is a process. It's not a finished idea. It's a practice, and a trial and error.