"Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you a person who has never achieved much" Joan Collins.
I made a mistake the other day but I learnt a lesson from it: We have to follow the rules of the country that welcomes us but, show me a person who has never made a mistake.
I was walking home with my mind somewhere else, without paying much attention to what I was doing and I took the wrong entrance to my subway station. I took the way out instead of the way in. I heard behind me a loudspeaker saying something but I kept on walking and took no notice.
Suddenly two hulking men, two policemen like tanks, stopped me and shouted: Madam, you have not paid your fare!. Just as well as I actually held the token in my hand and I convinced them that I had made an error, that I didn't know the way very well, that I'm a newcomer, that the mistake will teach me not to do it again.
I achieved what I was trying to get, not to pay the $500, the five-hundred bucks fine they threatened me with. "Sorry", I said, and even dared to add: "Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you a person who has never achieved much". They did not like the quote.