Mistake

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We have to be willing to forge out our own path, make our own mistakes and learn from our own mistakes, and from the mistakes go on to achievement.

Speech (1969)
Bury your mistakes.
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient.
If all else fails, immortality can always be achieved by a spectacular mistake.
There is no harm in being sometimes wrong, especially if one is promptly found out.

Essays in Biography (1963)
It is a good thing to make mistakes so long as you're found out quickly.
Worrying about the past or the future isn't productive. When you start chastising yourself for past mistakes, or seeing disaster around every corner, stop and take a breath and ask yourself what you can do right now to succeed.
You can't live life without an eraser.

The Circle of Innovation (1998)
I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
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