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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: mistakes


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month the theme is "mistakes".

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist, diplomat (b.1908)

"Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I will show you somebody who has never achieved much."
Joan Collins, British actress (b.1933)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader (1869-1948)

"To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."
Leo Burnett, US advertising executive (1891-1971)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but on error also."
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1876-1961)

"Don't 'tolerate' mistakes. Embrace them!
Tom Peters, US management author, presenter (b. 1942)

"Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes."
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, poet (1854-1900)

And finally, Murphy says:
"One cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs - but it is amazing how many eggs one can break without making a decent omelette."

Previous quotes from the archive

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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