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Mistakes

Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.

Sam Walton

If you try something and it doesn’t work, learn from that failure and try something else. But above all else, always try something.

Lisa Brenninkmeyer

Each time we encounter our own failings or those of someone else, we can learn something. When we choose to refrain from judging someone, that doesn’t mean we turn around and offer blind trust. We need to read situations, and make wise decisions. Refraining from judging and offering forgiveness doesn’t mean we deny reality and put ourselves in unsafe or unhealthy situations…It does mean that we watch what we say about it to others, we monitor our thoughts about the person involved, and we nip resentment in the bud by remembering our own need for mercy.

Leo Buscaglia

Starting each day I shall remind myself that I am human and not demand perfection from you until I myself am perfect – so you’re safe.

William Shakespeare

Love is not love which alters when it alterations finds.

Edgar Albert Guest

The joy of life is living it, or so it seems to me;
In finding shackles on your wrists, then struggling till you’re free;
In seeing wrongs and righting them, in dreaming splendid dreams,
Then toiling till the vision is as real as moving streams.
The happiest mortal on the earth is he who ends his day
By leaving better than he found to bloom along the way.
Were all things perfect here there would be naught for man to do;
If what is old were good enough we’d never need the new.
The only happy time of rest is that which follows strife
And sees some contribution made unto the joy of life.
And he who has oppression felt and conquered it is he
Who really knows the happiness and peace of being free.
The miseries of earth are here and with them all must cope.
Who seeks for joy, through hedges thick of care and pain must grope.
Through disappointment man must go to value pleasure’s thrill;
To really know the joy of health a man must first be ill.
The wrongs are here for man to right, and happiness is had
By striving to supplant with good the evil and the bad.
The joy of life is living it and doing things of worth,
In making bright and fruitful all the barren spots of earth.
In facing odds and mastering them and rising from defeat,
And making true what once was false, and what was bitter, sweet.
For only he knows perfect joy whose little bit of soil
Is richer ground than what it was when he began to toil.

Author Unknown

If you know of a skeleton hidden away
In a closet, and guarded and kept from the day
In the dark; whose showing, whose sudden display
Would cause grief and sorrow and lifelong dismay,
It’s a pretty good plan to forget it.

If you know of a spot in the life of a friend
(We all have spots concealed, world without end)
Whose touching his heartstrings would sadden or rend,
Till the shame of its showing no grieving could mend,
It’s a pretty good plan to forget it.

Bonaventure di Fidanza

Beware of becoming vexed or impatient at the faults of others; for it would be folly when you see a man falling into a ditch, to throw yourself into another to no purpose.

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Babe Ruth

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!

Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Vince Lombardi

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Babe Ruth

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Gregory the Great

An army chief on the battlefield has more respect for the soldier who, having once given way to flight, returns and attacks the enemy bravely than for the soldier who never turned tail, but neither ever performed any act of valor.

Orrin Woodward

A person who cannot handle setbacks will never handle victories either.

Norman Vincent Peale

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.

Sophocles

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Napoleon Hill

Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

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