85+ Sayings And Quotes On Mistakes In Relationships

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‘To err is human.’ That’s a common phrase applicable to mistakes occurring in relationships. There are plenty of other relationship mistake quotes that also convey the message that committing a mistake is common, but learning from it and not repeating it is what makes your bond stronger and long-lasting. If you or your partner often make mistakes and are unable to rectify them, then scrolling through these quotes from well-known people can give you better insight into relationships.

Quotes About Mistakes In Love

Sometimes we make mistakes in love and end up hurting that special someone. If you are one among them, these quotes about mistakes in relationships are for you.

  1. “The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you.” -Drake
  1. “Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” -L.M. Montgomery
  1. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” -Steve Maraboli
  1. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” -Sophocles
  1. “I realized I made a big mistake, and if I could have it over again, I would do it so much differently.” -Hansie Cronje
  1. You can’t lift a relationship up if you keep walking over the other person’s mistakes. -Anthony Liccione
  1. “And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” -Paulo Coelho
  1. “Sooner or later, we’ve all got to let go of our past.” -Dan Brown
  1. “One of my biggest mistakes in life is thinking people will show me the same love I’ve shown them.” – Heath Ledger
  1. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  1. “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.” -Aubrey de Grey
  1. “In relationships, everyone makes mistakes. If you are forgiven for yours, don’t take it for granted.” – Carlos Wallace
  1. “Life and relationships are like a card game; you have to learn different strategies, learn from your mistakes, always play to win, show no mercy, take chances, believe in yourself, and play hand after hand until you finally win the game.” -Jonathan Burkett
  1. People are naturally imperfect. No matter what your relationship, whether parent, child, friend, or lover, there will always be mistakes on both sides. It’s how we choose to accept the flaws of the people who surround us that determines our peace.” -Kate J. Squires
  1. “Just like in any relationship, things changed. We changed. We both made mistakes, and we both learned a lot. We may love each other differently, but maybe that is a good thing. Maybe it is more forgiving and more mature, or maybe it is just different.” -Chris Kyle
  1. “We all get hurt at some point in a relationship, Lucas. It happens a lot in a marriage. Even the best ones have someone getting hurt at one point or another. The key is to apologize when you do hurt her and learn from your mistakes. No one expects you to be perfect.” -Samantha Chase
  1. “They had a good marriage, a solid relationship that had endured its ups and downs because they’d learned from the mistakes they’d made during their tumultuous beginning. What they’d built together was open and honest and there wasn’t anything they couldn’t talk about with one another.” -Kimberley Reeves
  1. “Don’t live chained to the mistakes of the past; you can find new love, meet someone again or have a broken relationship restored.” -Jamie Larbi
  1. “An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” -Grenville Kleiser
  1. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.” -Robert A. Heinlein
  1. “Of course, you make mistakes over the years. We all know marriage is difficult at times, and it’s about working through it. Whenever we’ve come up against tough times, we know each other better than anybody who knows us. We have an amazing life which we are very respectful of.” -David Beckham
  1. Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?” –Peter McWilliams
  1. “Everyone makes mistakes, but why did yours have to be me?” -Lisa Brooks
  1. “Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with, but for some reason, you married, and you got a couple of kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.” -Bill Burr
  1. “Maybe you expected marriage to be perfect – I guess that’s where you and I are different. See, I thought it would be all about making mistakes, but doing it with someone who’s there to remind you what you learned along the way.” -Jodi Picoult
  1. “We look down our noses at people who’ve made mistakes in relationships. She’s so stupid! How could she do that! Our superiority makes us feel better. But I’d bet everything I have on the fact that people who claim to have a perfect record in love are either lying or have very limited dating experience. People who say, I’d never do that! Someday, unless you are very, very lucky, you’ll have a story to tell. Or not to tell.” -Deb Caletti
  1. “The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.” -Deborah Tannen
  1. “The power dynamics in a relationship are going to be fluid over a long period of time, so to wait for ‘perfect’ is going to be a mistake.” -Jason Segel
  1. “I think that love, at the end of the day, is stronger than some mistake somebody made. Something they did that they regret. I think that love allows for forgiveness.” -President Fitzgerald Grant
  1. “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze, and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.” -Bob Marley

Quotes About Learning From Mistakes In Relationships

When you make mistakes in a relationship, try to avoid making unrealistic promises of never committing any errors in the future, accept and learn from your mistakes. Here are some quotes about learning from mistakes in relationships and get back together with your loved one.

  1. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” -Paul Bear Bryant
  1. “It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” -Roy T. Bennett
  1. “Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” -Stephanie Perkins
  1. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” -Mandy Hale
  1. “What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.” -Alice Bag
  1. “You’re the same as you were yesterday and the day before. Nothing has changed. Not really. Forget what troubles you. Regret nothing, but learn from any mistakes you make. Tomorrow will be a brighter day, I promise.” -Morgan Rhodes
  1. “A mistake made with good in your heart is still a mistake, but it is one for which you must forgive yourself.” -Linda Sue Park
  1. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” -Al Franken
  1. “The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.” -Nathan Caroll
  1. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” -Bryant H. Mcgill
  1. “Scars are but evidence of life,” Coquette said. “Evidence of choices to be learned from…evidence of wounds…wounds inflicted of mistakes…wounds we choose to allow the healing of. We likewise choose to see them so that we may not make the same mistakes again.” -Marcia Lynn McClure
  1. “We are all flawed, my dear—every one of us. And believe me, we’ve all made mistakes. You’ve just got to take a good hard look at yourself, change what needs to be changed and move one, pet.” -Lauren Myracle
  1. “I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful, I will not fall from heaven. But a ‘mistake’ is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes, I have grown.”-Hugh Prather
  1. “Heartbreak happens, mistakes happen, things might not always turn out the way you thought they would. Try to make the best of it, even if that seems impossible.” -Nicole Tarkoff
  1. “Let us cry for the spilled milk, by all means, if by doing so we learn how to avoid spilling any more. Let us cry for the spilled milk and remember how, and where, and why, we spilled it. Much wisdom is learned through tears, but none by forgetting our lessons.”-Maria Amparo Ruiz De Burton
  1. “I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” -Shelby Foote
  1. “We all make mistakes, don’t we? But if you can’t forgive yourself, you’ll always be an exile in your own life.” -Curtis Sittenfeld
  1. “A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.” -Stephen Richards
  1. “Tracy, I was always taught that mistakes should be remedied, especially between friends—or lovers.” -James Bond
  1. “Admit your mistakes without beating yourself up. Release all shame! You cannot live if you are hiding behind what was.” -Iyanla Vanzant
  1. “In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it, no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  1. “A truth that is often difficult for people to recognize or accept is: if you can see it out there, it exists—or has at some point existed— within you.” -Iyanla Vanzant
  1. “Whatever decisions happen here today, the outcome lands on you. Are you willing to let your family pay the price for your mistakes? Is that what a good man would do? Because if that happens, I promise you, son, it’s gonna destroy you and everything else you love, and that’s not the law in me talking; that’s a flawed mother who made a lot of mistakes. You’re a husband, and a father, and a man before all of this. Own your place.” -Tyne Patterson
  1. “You can’t just sit there and moan forever. You’ve gotta deal, and you’ve gotta learn how to rise from your mistakes.” -Cassey Ho
  1. “We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” -Yehuda Berg
  1. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” -Henry Ford
  1. “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” -Phyllis Theroux
  1. “A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” -Alexander Pope
  1. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” –Bruce Lee
  1. “The beauty in correcting our own mistakes; rather than attempting to correct the mistakes in others, is that working upon our own flaws improves us.” -C. JoyBell C
  1. “No, you’re not a bad person….and I’m not a bad person. We’re just people, and people sometimes do stupid things.” -Francesca Zappia
  1. “It took me a long time to learn that mistakes aren’t good or bad, they’re just mistakes, and you clean them up and go on.” -Kaye Gibbons
  1. “Admit when you’re wrong. It’s not the end of the world, just the end of feeling like you have to be perfect all the time.” -Ryan Pernofski
  1. “You can’t undo the past… but you can certainly not repeat it.” -Bruce Willis
  1. “You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” -Ann Brashares
  1. “Just because some of us make a mistake in love once doesn’t mean we’re doomed to repeat it.” -Jeaniene Frost
  1. “Nobody’s perfect. You know, my mom says your mistakes are what make you human.” -Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci

‘I Make Mistakes But I Love You’ Quotes

Show the love of your life that you’re sorry for making a mistake and that your love for them would never change. Share these I make mistakes but I love you quotes with your partner.

  1. “It’s ok to have made mistakes. I’ve learned that all great stories must have a beginning. Where the characters are deeply flawed and in need of redemption and love.” -Rory Feek
  1. “I can’t promise I won’t make mistakes again. I can’t promise I won’t freak out when you do something that scares me. I’m not perfect. But I can promise I’ll always try, and I’ll always be on your side.” -Rebecca Schaeffer
  1. “Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is saying ‘I love you’ with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.” -Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. “I know I’m not perfect. I’ll never be. But I do know that when I love you, I will love you with all of my heart.” -Unknown
  1. “Once in a lifetime someone breaks your heart and if you still feel that you should hold on to them every broken piece is among TRUE LOVE.” -Chloe Williams
  1. “I hope it’s not too late to say how sorry I am, and how much I love you.” -Unknown
  1. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, “I’m sorry that I hurt you, and if I had a chance to do things differently, I would in a heartbeat.” -Unknown
  1. “Those who shouldn’t get hurt, experience hurt the most in this world.” -Unknown
  1. “You always break the kindest hearts, with a hasty word you can’t recall, and if I broke your heart last night, it’s because I love you most of all” -Mills Brothers
  1. “Don’t say we aren’t right for each other, the way I see it is… We aren’t right for anyone else.” -Daniel Bernard Sweeney
  1. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” -The Notebook
  1. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” -Good Will Hunting
  1. “It’s you and me now, like old times.” -Alina Starkov
  1. “I’m gonna fight for you until your heart stops beating.” -Jacob Black
  1. “I’m sorry for the way things turned out. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all you.” -Jim Carrey
  1. “I don’t know how to apologize to you for what I’ve done. But if you give me another chance, I promise you, I’ll spend the rest of my life making you glad that you did. Please.” -Harrison Ford
  1. “It’s probably going to take you an eternity to forgive me… Alma, I’m sorry. I guess I was being ridiculous. I’m sorry. I love you. You’re my whole life. I wanna go. But if it’s a choice of only six more months here with you or living forever all by myself, well I’ll take the six more months here with you. I don’t want to live forever if you’re not going to be with me.” -Hume Cronyn
  1. “You make me want to be a better man.” –As Good As It Gets
  1. “I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want to get out. But I also guarantee… that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart… you’re the only one for me.” -Runaway Bride
  1. “I know I come with a lot of baggage and it’s not easy, but I promise to love you twice as hard every challenging second with me.” -Unknown
  1. “Please understand. Please forgive me. I prayed every day for you to be alive, until hope became painful. Don’t hate me. I still love you.” –Lauren Oliver

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do mistakes happen in relationships?

Mistakes are a normal part of a relationship. No relationship is like a fairy tale, and nobody is perfect. While two individuals are getting to know each other, mistakes are bound to happen. But what matters is if one is ready to rectify their mistakes for the sake of the other person and the bond shared.

2. How do I fix a mistake in my relationship?

The first step is to acknowledge that you’ve made a mistake and apologize for it. Make changes to break the habit. Understand that changing character might take time. Seek the help of your partner or professional if needed.

3. What are the common mistakes in relationships?

Being dishonest about your feelings, not stating your intentions clearly, hiding grave secrets that might affect your partner’s life, cheating on them, and being emotionally distant are a few common mistakes in a relationship. But each relationship is different and so are the mistakes. What might seem like a big mistake to one couple might not seem the same to another.

Every one of us makes mistakes, be it in a relationship or life in general. These relationship mistake quotes, are sure to help you express love and respect to your partner, as you accept your mistakes, learn from them, and try not to repeat them. This helps in promoting a healthy relationship, and your significant other may forgive and understand you. Having said that, if you’re in an abusive or toxic relationship, it’s important that you muster some strength and walk away.

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