A man bought a hundred-hectare place in the country and settled down to farm it. A year later he sold it and moved back to town. One day, he met a friend on the street. “Back to town again?” asked his friend. “I thought you were a farmer.” “You made the same mistake I did,” the man said. ~ Anon.
“All that a guru can tell you is: ‘My dear Sir (or Madam), you are quite mistaken about yourself. You are not the person you take yourself to be.’” ~ Sri Nisargaddatta Maharaj
“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” ~ James Joyce
“Never confuse a single mistake with a final mistake.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There are only two mistakes one can make in regard to the road to Truth: not starting, and, not going all the way.” ~ Adyashanti