„I can't even say I made my own mistakes. Really - one has to ask oneself - what dignity is there in that?“

Source: The Remains of the Day

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„I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.“

—  Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967

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„I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterwards.“

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Source: Under The Deodars

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„I was a bad kid. I say this without pride but with a feeling that it is better to say it. I live with one great hope: to help kids who now stand where I stood as a boy. If what I have to say here helps even one of them avoid some of my own mistakes, or take heart from such triumphs as I have had, this book will serve its purpose.“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948

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