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Proverbs containing the word Mistake

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes; fools by their own

It is better to keep out of trouble by not repeating the foolish behaviour of others than it is to do as they did and suffer in the same way.

To err is human

We are all liable to make mistakes. The saying dates back to classical times. We find it, for instance, in Seneca: 'Humanum est errare.'... Read more →

No man is infallible

All of us are liable to make mistakes now and then. To err is human and Even Homer sometimes nods.

He who makes no mistakes makes nothing

The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. If you don't know how to do something,... Read more →