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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Learning From Mistakes

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

It's back to school time again, which means new experiences for students across the country. In their honor, this week's theme is Learning, especially from Mistakes!

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.--Rick Warren

By seeking and blundering, we learn.--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience.--John Dewey

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.--Albert Einstein

Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?--L.M. Montgomery

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.--Mahatma Gandhi

Which quote about learning is your favorite? Do you have one to add?


  1. I am dang good at learning from my mistakes. Sometimes it is a hard way to learn, but at least it is humbling!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I agree, Missie! Difficult, but humbling. And perhaps the best way to learn and make that learning stick. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend! :D