Governments should want and even crave the best possible scientific advice. With reliable knowledge come better decisions, fewer mistakes and more results achieved for each pound spent.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Women have to control their fertility for 30 years. Thirty years is a long time not to make mistakes.
We must expect to fail… but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.