A life making mistakes is not only honorable, but more useful than a life doing nothing. (George Bernard Shaw, 19th-20th century Irish playwright)

Some of us are fearful of making mistakes, knowing all the while that everybody does, and we will again and again. As Shaw notes, there is no shame in well-intended slip-ups. He’s right, of course; the only way to avoid those blunders is to do nothing. And what’s more, we probably learn more from the errors we’ve made than from our successes. So, keep on doing your best!

Indeed, we all make many mistakes. (James 3:2)

A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes. (Ecclesiastes 10:4)