Einstein, being the genius that he was, always encouraged innovation. In this quote also, he tried to convey the message that mistakes will happen when trying to do anything new. Innovation is important and must be encouraged, but the wrong understanding of ‘mistakes’ that people have also needed to be corrected. This is where this quote is incomplete. A mistake is never without the limited knowledge of it being right and in the best interest of the person doing it. A mistake is the manifestation of incorrect understanding.