Defeates and Mistakes

"A man's ruin lies in his tongue."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Success is getting up just one more time than you fall down."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There were grammatical errors even in his silence."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny."


Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Failure is success if we learn from it."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is no easy task to pick one's way from truth to truth through besetting errors."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All men make mistakes but married men find out about them sooner."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Error is the price we pay for progress."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be nice to people on the way up because you'll meet them on the way down."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A farmer learns more from a bad harvest than a good one."


Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin more intelligently."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't find fault, find a remedy."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising."

Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly "Enemies of Promise"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Daniel Deronda"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love truth, but pardon error."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Experience is a good school. But the fees are high."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."

Elbert Green Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Only great men have great faults."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man and The Sea"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves we have no great ones."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)