Recent, Wisdom

Advice and Mistakes

The Quippery

Accept good advice gracefully – as long as it doesn’t interfere with what you intend to do in the first place.
– Gene Brown –

Accept the fact that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue!
– Author Unknown –

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
– E. W. Howe –

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
– Red Skelton –

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
– Author Unknown –

Creativity is often blocked by trying to be perfect. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
– Tony Robbins –

Experience is a marvelous thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake whenever you make it again.
– Franklin P. Jones –

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld –

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
– Oscar Wilde –

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
– John Kenneth Galbraith –

If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
– Author Unknown –

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

In each of our stories, we try to teach a little lesson or paint a little moral – things like mother taught: “Walk softly and carry a big stick,” “Strike first, ask questions after” – that sort of thing.
– Alfred Hitchcock –

In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
– Bill Vaughan –

It’s better to plan ahead rather than look back at lessons learned from events you didn’t see coming!
– Tony Harris –

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
– Author Unknown –

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
– Cullen Hightower –

Learn from the mistakes of others – you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
– Author Unknown –

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
– Tom Stoppard –

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
– Author Unknown –

Nobody’s running around here with a mistake ruler trying to measure it.
– Night Court –

People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
– Peter Drucker –

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.
– Brandon Mull –

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
– Author Unknown –

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
– Dale E. Turner –

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.
– Author Unknown –

Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle – keep away from children.
– Phyllis Diller –

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
– Warren Buffett –

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
– Author Unknown –

When nothing goes right… go left.
– Author Unknown –

When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.
– Author Unknown –

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
– Erma Bombeck –

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
– Ralph Nader –

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
– Dave Barry –

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