Defeates and Mistakes

"There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win."

Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My best friend is he who rights my wrongs or reproaches my mistakes."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We must not say every mistake is a foolish one."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best for giving is FORGIVING others’ mistakes and the best for getting is FORGETTING that we have forgiven someone, but not the great lesson learnt from that incidence to let the mistake to repeat again in life."

Rating: 6.90 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A winner loses more often than losers."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"From error to error, one discovers the entire truth."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes."

Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If plan A fails, there are still 25 letters of the alphabet."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fall down seven times. Stand up eight."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Most misfortunes are the results of misused time."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remember that failure is an event, not a person."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is designed as a perfect device. However, some copies behave as if the manufacturer has forgotten to connect them with all the circuits."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Despair is the shortest road to disaster."

Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life without errors is like paper without words."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only people to profit from the mistakes of others are biographers."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Defeat may test you, but it need not stop you."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pay attention to your enemies. They are the first to discover your mistakes."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most great discoveries start with making a mistake."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Error is to truth as sleep is to waking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 8.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Scenes of Clerical Life"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report: H.L. Mencken`s Notebooks"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."

Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner "The Misalliance"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is a trait of fools to perceive the faults of others but not their own."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero "Tusculanae Disputationes"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)