40 quotes about life lessons and mistakes to inspire you

QUOTES ABOUT LIFE LESSONS AND MISTAKESToday, dear reader, I offer you a collection of quotes about life lessons and mistakes. Lessons and mistakes go together, and who amongst us has not had to learn a few lessons from the mistakes we’ve made?

Let me emphasise here, there’s nothing wrong with making mistakes if we learn from them, and we don’t make the same mistakes too frequently.

So, dive into this collection and see if any of the ideas expressed here resonate with you. Every quote tells a story. And every quote inspires.

Enjoy them all and, please, feel free to use them and/or pass them on.

Quotes about life lessons and mistakes (1-10):

  1. You may not be perfect, but neither is anyone else.
  1. Look after your own interests because no one else will.
  1. Just because it’s dismissed as a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it’s not true.
  1. Just because it looks genuine doesn’t mean it’s not fake. That goes for people too.
  1. It’s what we learn from our mistakes that is the basis of that valuable commodity known as experience.
  1. In life, we don’t get to choose the cards we’re dealt. We can only play the hand we’re given as best we can.
  1. Giving is easy but if you need to take it back, that’s virtually impossible. So, be careful what you give, if there’s any chance that you might need to take it back.
  1. Prepare now and you’ll be ready when opportunity knocks. And opportunity will knock, it always does. Life is an endless stream of opportunities there for the taking by the enterprising and fleet-footed.
  1. Dissenting voices matter. Never be afraid to challenge the orthodoxy. You’ll be dismissed as being mad or a bigot but that just means that whatever is in your best interests is not in the best interests of your critics.
  1. You may be angry at the way you’ve been treated. You may feel you have every right to be angry but so what? A chippy attitude will never win over hearts and minds. You’ll catch more flies with sugar than you will with vinegar.

Quotes about life lessons and mistakes (11-20):

  1. You get out of life what you put in. Life’s what you make it.
  1. Together we are strong. If enough of us band together we are invincible. We don’t have to accept the unacceptable.
  1. Those who can only see the virtue of their own opinions will always be keen to silence people seeking to express an alternative opinion.
  1. You can’t train experience. Experience must be gained the hard way. Going out there, doing things, making mistakes, and learning from them.
  1. You can always earn more money, but you can’t get more time. With time, once it’s gone it’s gone. It’s your most precious resource, so use it wisely.
  1. Communication works best when we keep it simple. Complicate it and it can only lead to misunderstandings. Misunderstanding is at the heart of most problems between people. So complicating communication, however well-intentioned, can only end badly.
  1. We all make a living by selling something to someone. In exchange for adding value in some way to other people, we earn money. The more value we add the more we’ll earn.
  1. Just because people don’t share their troubles doesn’t mean they don’t have any. People can be fighting personal battles we know nothing about. So, be careful when judging others.
  1. You can choose to be whatever you want to be, but you must accept that there will be trade-offs. Nothing’s free. There’s always a price to be paid and that price must be paid first.
  1. Never agree to anything that would give a government too much control over your life. If there’s one thing of which you can be 100% certain is that you cannot trust any government.

Quotes about life lessons and mistakes (21-30):

  1. Keep life simple, whenever possible and it is usually possible.
  1. It matters not that you make mistakes, but only how you respond to them.
  1. If you want the best life for yourself, you’ll need to carve it out for yourself.
  1. quotes about life lessons and mistakesIf you don’t define who you are someone else will. Live life on your own terms.
  1. It’s ironic that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, yet wiser people are full of doubts.
  1. You can do a hundred things right, but the only thing others will notice is the one mistake you made. That’s life.
  1. If a politician doesn’t have the guts to challenge anything that is obviously complete nonsense, then that politician is unworthy of high office. Simple.
  1. If you read newspapers you’re going to be lied to, or at the very least deceived. No newspaper ever gives a balanced and unbiased account of anything. They’re all produced simply as echo chambers for their target audience.
  1. In big enough numbers, we all have political power. We don’t have to accept the unacceptable. We can always get like-minded folk together and push back. Never assume someone else will be looking after your interests. That won’t happen.
  1. Ordinary, decent people who think the law is there to protect them are likely to be disappointed. Say something that runs against powerful interests, and it won’t end well, not for you, at least. If you want to go up against powerful people, you’ll need large numbers of people on your side.

Quotes about life lessons and mistakes (31-40):

  1. Your best teacher is your last mistake.
  1. In life, we get the test first, followed by the lesson.
  1. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not living a full life.
  1. Life is not about how many times you fall, but how many times you can get back up and try again.
  1. Wisdom comes not from never erring, but from learning and growing with every mistake we make.
  1. Don’t be so open-minded that your brain falls out. Sometimes you must accept the truth for what it is, regardless of how other people may feel about it.
  1. Just because people say you’re wrong doesn’t mean you are. Those who believe passionately in their opinions being superior to yours are frequently wrong themselves.
  1. The question is not whether you have the time but whether you’re willing to allocate the time. If it’s important to you, then assign time to it. Otherwise, forget about it and move on.
  1. If you want to know anything about where we’re going as a society then just follow the money. It’s always about the money and who profits. Big money dictates and someone always profits.
  1. Never assume anything is being done for the good of the people. Politicians only ever give serious thought to the concerns of the people when there’s an election on the horizon and they need your vote.

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