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"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."  (James Joyce)

"One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."  (Thomas Alva Edison)

"The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn."  (Agatha Christie)

"The man who never made a mistake never made anything."  (Derek Longdon, Tongariro Power Development, Turangi, New Zealand)

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."  (John Powell)

"This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's willing to just live in the sands of God's armpit you've got another thing coming. They want to come and live right where you live and they think that you're evil."  (Gene Simmons, bassist for the hard rock band KISS, regarding Muslim extremists on 3AW radio, Melbourne)

"We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones."  (Andrew A. Rooney)

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