Monday, January 01, 2007

Quotes for the New Year

These seem to be more about mistakes than about the New Year, which applies directly to my life and all the bad decisions I made last year:
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Dr. David M. Burns)

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. (Henry James, 1843 - 1916)

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. (Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821)

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. (Peter McWilliams, Life 101)