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Error Quotes

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We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

I postpone death by living, by suffering,
by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
- Anais Nin

You have to find out what's right for you,
so it's trial and error.
You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
- Teri Garr

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

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Do not commit the error, common among the young,
of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
- Jan de Hartog

To free a person from error is to give,
and not to take away.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Error is always more busy than truth.
- Hosea Ballou

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the
degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

No one who lives in error is free.
- Euripides

Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
- Lord Chesterfield

To try to correct imbalances with trade restrictions is a grave error.
- Rodrigo Rato

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet.
- Ayrton Senna

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

The proper method for hastening the decay of error
is by teaching every man to think for himself.
- William Godwin

Science can purify religion from error and superstition.
Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
- Pope John Paul II

Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand
that Americans are forgiving,
and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country,
he would have escaped.
- Bob Woodward

It is a vulgar error that love, a love,
to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth
and Love in their universal energy.
- Margaret Fuller

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal,
I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives
me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Acting is like a high wire act.
Your margin for error is very slim.
- Christine Baranski

Observe that it is a great error to believe that all
mediums of art are not closely tied to their time.
- Camille Pissarro

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
- George Chapman

Error is discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation
marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds,
bursting with its own corrections.
- Vilfredo Pareto

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel,
we do not fall into the error a child makes when it
hits the chair it has bumped into.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Be bold.
If you're going to make an error, make a doozy,
and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
- Billie Jean King

Be precise.
A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.
- Donald Rumsfeld

So be it.
God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth,
and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.
- Michael Ledeen

It's a big error to think that because you like somebody's work,
you're going to like him.
- Paul Simon

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too
close to the heels of an error,
lest you get your brains kicked out.
- Francis Bacon

There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without
some error in the understanding.
All lusts which a natural man lives in,
are lusts of ignorance.
- George Gillespie

Most of our stuff was trial and error.
You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on,
you play the song and you listen to it.
- Levon Helm

On health care, virtually every political error that could be made was made.
- Sidney Blumenthal

If there is an error of human judgment,
I am the human.
- William Mulholland

Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life,
there is actually no truth to be discovered;
there is only error to be exposed.
- H. L. Mencken

No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
- Thomas Hobbes

In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error.
Enjoy it.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

Obscurity is the realm of error.
- Luc de Clapier

I support the death penalty.
But I also think there has to be no margin for error.
- George Ryan

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.
We are all formed of frailty and error;
let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -
that is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

No consensus of men can make an error erroneous.
We can only find or commit an error,
not create it.
When we commit an error, we say what was an error already.
- Josiah Royce

Better to trust the man who is frequently in error
than the one who is never in doubt.
- Eric Sevareid

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth;
it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
- Paul de Man

One wanders to the left, another to the right.
Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
- Horace

We are built to make mistakes, coded for error.
- Lewis Thomas

To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
- Donald Norman

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true,
I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind
trained from infancy to believe in error.
- Robert Owen

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth,
is to discover the truth about myself:
and if I have been in error,
this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
- Thomas Merton

Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous
places by potentially fatal trial and error.
- Keith Henson

Ignorance and error are necessary to life,
like bread and water.
- Anatole France

The world is indebted for all triumphs
which have been gained by reason and humanity
over error and oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human.
- Michael Burgess

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault,
and truth discourtesy.
- George Herbert

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream,
fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be,
that they're all asleep at the switch.
Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
- Florence King

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish
it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error;
I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style,
and with what I had in mind for the album.
- John Fogerty

It took one human error to take my leg and one human
error to take my mother's.
- Heather Mills

I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road.
Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons,
where there is no margin for error?
- Lincoln Chafee

Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error.
It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
- Martin Gore

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right,
but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly
and without reservation that he is in error.
- Andrew Jackson

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary,
error is often more earnest than truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error,
change - this is the rhythm of living.
Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear,
clearer vision, fresh hope.
And out of hope, progress.
- Bruce Barton

Ignorance is preferable to error,
and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing
than he who believes what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind
is and how prone to error.
- Rene Descartes

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
- Mary Baker Eddy


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