You must understand your mistakes. Study the hell out of them. You're not going to have the chance of making the same mistake again--you can't step into the river again at the same place and the same time--but you will have the chance of making a similar mistake.

source: Andy Grove, Esquire, "What I've Learned", http://www.esquire.com/features/learned/000501_mwi_andy01.html tags: Mistake