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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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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

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

 

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

It is error alone which needs the support of government.
Truth can stand by itself.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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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

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

Error is always more busy than truth.
- Hosea Ballou

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting
what one is trying to achieve.
- Paul Nitze

There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil.
- Richard Whately

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

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
- Voltaire

Sure, science involves trial and error.
Scientists refine theories each day.
But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the
wonders of the world and the universe.
- Tony Snow

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

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

Admitting Error clears the Score, And proves you Wiser than before.
- Arthur Guiterman

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
- Thomas Paine

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

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

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

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

Give me the fruitful error any time,
full of seeds,
bursting with its own corrections.
You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
- Vilfredo Pareto

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

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

I did it the stupid way, through trial and error.
- Jake Roberts

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
- Benjamin Rush

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

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

Neither with those nor with the others,
with all I agree and dissent; in all part of truth
and part of error must be seen.
- Michael Servetus

If any sort of error is inexcusable,
it's an incorrect phone number.
One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every
phone number published must be checked.
- Bill Walsh

Where we're not wrong or where the cost of settling
is so much that it is totally disproportionate to the
harm or the error that we made,
we're not going to settle.
- Lee Scott

The most considerable difference I note among men is
not in their readiness to fall into error,
but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.
- Thomas Huxley

God is another name for human intelligence raised above
all error and imperfection,
and extended to all possible truth.
- William Ellery Channing

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error,
and another to put him in possession of the truth.
- John Locke

Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
- Francis Picabia

There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on -
the conflict between right and wrong,
between error and truth.
In this conflict every human being has a part.
- Matthew Simpson

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest
complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
- Edmund Burke

Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something,
and the more people tell them they are wrong,
the more stubbornly they defend their error.
- Ferdinand Mount

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

There is no original truth, only original error.
- Gaston Bachelard

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

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
- George Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
- Louis Aragon

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

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

It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
- Jean Rostand

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

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

The one big strategic error - which was a political
error and an economic error of grand proportions -
was the prescription drug bill.
- David Keene

A hallucination is a fact, not an error;
what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
- Bertrand Russell


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