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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Tags: Design, Trying  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Tags: Problems, Solve  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Tags: Tried  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Tags: Anyone, Tried  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

Tags: Greatest, Trying  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.

Tags: Art, Serious  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.

Tags: Admit, Politics  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Tags: Enemy, Making  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Tags: Greater, Nobody  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

Tags: Great, Point  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.

Tags: Common, Her  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

If you go to a game nervous, you make a mistake.

Tags: Game, Nervous  ✍ Author: Miguel Cabrera

Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.

Tags: Ruthless, Terrorist  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

I see myself as quite feminine. But many people seem to think differently about that; sometimes people mistake me for a man. In Paris I often hear 'bonjour monsieur'.

Tags: Often, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Saskia de Brauw

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.

Tags: Making, Regret  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Every decision you make is a mistake.

Tags: Decision  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

Demand is best measured in terms of spending. You know, I think in traditional economics, it's a mistake to measure it in terms of the quantity of goods.

Tags: Best, Economics  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

Tags: Breaking, Writers  ✍ Author: Alvin Dark

Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.

Tags: Cheat, Tax  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.

Tags: Keep, Kept  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.

Tags: Capital, Data  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

Tags: Commit  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

But if you could make that mistake and press the send button and the entire world sees it forever.

Tags: Forever, Press  ✍ Author: Michael East

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.

Tags: Far, Making  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I had one good racket, a Wilson Javelin. It was my favorite racket, and I made the mistake of putting it next to the heater. It just got so hot that it melted.

Tags: Good, Next  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg
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Investors should invest on what they know. The biggest mistake is to invest on what they don't know.

Tags: Biggest, Investors  ✍ Author: Mohamed El-Erian

Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.

Tags: Individual, Universal  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Tags: May, Turn  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

Tags: Business, Public  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.

Tags: America, Yes  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.

Tags: America, Giant  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

Tags: Advances, Rid  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

If I even lose my glasses or make a mistake. I become really disappointed in myself.

Tags: Become, Lose  ✍ Author: Kenny G

Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.

Tags: Admitting, Bigger  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Tags: Getting, Makes  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

The biggest mistake to me is complacency.

Tags: Biggest  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

Never mistake motion for action.

Tags: Action, Brainy  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Tags: Greatest, Life  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

It's a mistake to dwell too much on the consequences of a piece of work that you're making.

Tags: Making, Work  ✍ Author: Max Irons

The only mistake guys can make is to try too hard with their appearance. There's something very unmanly about it.

Tags: Hard, Try  ✍ Author: Michael Irvin

I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.

Tags: Gas, Said  ✍ Author: David Irving

I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war.

Tags: War, Willing  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

In the U.S., you have so many rules, everything's regulated and structured. When you make a mistake, you pay for it -a lot.

Tags: Pay, Rules  ✍ Author: Jaromir Jagr

Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?

Tags: Life, Matter  ✍ Author: Henry James

The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.

Tags: Human, Religions  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

People see you sing in a certain way, in a long dress, and you are put on a pedestal like you have never made a mistake in your life.

Tags: Life, Put  ✍ Author: Katherine Jenkins

I made a big mistake of my life.

Tags: Big, Life  ✍ Author: Richard Jenkins

Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.

Tags: Animal, Great  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.

Tags: Anxiety, Judgment  ✍ Author: Pauline Kael

I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.

Tags: Book, Tell  ✍ Author: Henry A. Kissinger

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.

Tags: Decision, Politician  ✍ Author: John Major

I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.

Tags: Ability, Both  ✍ Author: John Major

Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.

Tags: Admit, Unlike  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.

Tags: Good, Marriage  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

Tags: Enemy, Him  ✍ Author: Horatio Nelson

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Tags: Life, Music  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.

Tags: Culture, Health  ✍ Author: Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?

Tags: Fate, Miss  ✍ Author: Sarah Jessica Parker

The mistake that people make in stand-up is thinking they're profound or they're deep when there are so many people who have more worthwhile ways of phrasing things.

Tags: Deep, Thinking  ✍ Author: Colin Quinn

Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions.

Tags: Congress, Decisions  ✍ Author: Sam Rayburn

Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

Tags: American, Freedom  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

Tags: Makes  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

I think I would be making a mistake to actively try and just do everything completely different from 'Gilmore Girls.'

Tags: Making, Try  ✍ Author: Portia Simpson-Miller

Ofili is still a champion. It would be a huge mistake to think otherwise.

Tags: Champion, Otherwise  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course.

Tags: Thought, Training  ✍ Author: Charlie Sheen

He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.

Tags: Great, Makes  ✍ Author: Tila Tequila

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.

Tags: Failure, Success  ✍ Author: Morihei Ueshiba

I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.

Tags: Again, Support  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

It's a mistake for Hollywood to impose themselves on the gaming space. Not only is it arrogant, but it hasn't really worked.

Tags: Space, Themselves  ✍ Author: Gore Verbinski

The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win.

Tags: Thought, Win  ✍ Author: George Wald

I think it's a mistake to treat different realms of knowledge as if they are some how fundamentally the same.

Tags: Knowledge, Treat  ✍ Author: Jimmy Wales

Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers.

Tags: Greatest, Read  ✍ Author: Harry Warren

It isn't what you do, but how you do it.

Tags: Activity  ✍ Author: John Wooden

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.

Tags: Labeled, Music  ✍ Author: Neil Young

The most stupid mistake a counter-insurgency operation can make is alienating the population. If you alienate the population, you're finished.

Tags: Finished, Stupid  ✍ Author: Meles Zenawi

Just because somebody makes a mistake doesn't make them useless.

Tags: Makes, Somebody  ✍ Author: Todd Akin

Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed.

Tags: Band, Once  ✍ Author: Steve Albini

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

Tags: Place, Stars  ✍ Author: Fred Allen

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.

Tags: Changed, Revolution  ✍ Author: Christiane Amanpour

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.

Tags: Thought, War  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

If you make a mistake, you should enjoy it.

Tags: Enjoy  ✍ Author: Adam Ant

I really don't think anything I do is a mistake. It could be if I didn't learn from it.

Tags: Learn  ✍ Author: Fiona Apple

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.

Tags: Experience, Love  ✍ Author: Hannah Arendt

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.

Tags: Actually, Cut  ✍ Author: Alexis Arguello

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.

Tags: Act, Israel  ✍ Author: Bashar al-Assad

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.

Tags: Company, Full  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.

Tags: Company, Science  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.

Tags: Great, Society  ✍ Author: Alfred Austin

It is our grave mistake that for many years we neglected pro-Western groups in order to avoid any friction with the existing rulers.

Tags: Avoid, Order  ✍ Author: Jose Maria Aznar

I am to a fault an introspective person. But I am not a reflective person - except for a big mistake, and then I really think about it.

Tags: Big, Except  ✍ Author: Ellen Barkin

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Tags: Become, Until  ✍ Author: Orlando Aloysius Battista

Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake.

Tags: Arnold, Call  ✍ Author: Warren Beatty

To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make.

Tags: Worst, Writer  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.

Tags: Big, Class  ✍ Author: Clive Bell

I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.

Tags: Claiming, Mistakes  ✍ Author: James Gordon Bennett

I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.

Tags: Hand, Religion  ✍ Author: Peter L. Berger

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Tags: Funny, Memory  ✍ Author: Josh Billings

I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain.

Tags: May, Try  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

My whole life has been a huge mistake, but what a divine mistake - doing something that I adore.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Manolo Blahnik

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