Quotations on Errors

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The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Man)

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Men, Computer, Doctors, Errors, Now)

Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Action, Errors, Public)

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Faith, Errors, Laws, Practice, Vices)

The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Errors, Humanity, Inheritance)

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown
(Keywords: Christianity, Errors, Principles)

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Keywords: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)

My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Art, Men, Errors, Thinking, Will)

Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Science, Errors, Words, World)

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Opportunity, Errors, Judgment, Magic, Physics, Practice)

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
- Marie Curie
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Scientists)

While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Writing)

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
- Ernest Dimnet
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Catastrophes, Errors, Repetition)

As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you.
- John Fahey
(Keywords: Life, Errors, Hate)

Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: People, Choices, Comedy, Errors, Wrong)

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: Being, Errors, France, Will)

If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Work, Danger, Errors, May, Will)

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Peace, Progress, Victory, Defeat, End, Errors, Pursuit, Trials, Years)

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
- Henry Hazlitt
(Keywords: Ideas, Errors, Fact, Now, Past, Proof)

Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact.
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Keywords: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)

The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.
- Herbert Hoover
(Keywords: Day, Errors, Night, Trials)

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Religion, Errors, Philosophy)

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Man)

Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.
- William James
(Keywords: Heart, Caution, Errors, Nervousness, World)

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Truth, Errors, Mind, Nothing)

The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Mistake, Errors, Fanaticism)

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
(Keywords: Genius, Discovery, Errors, Man, Mistakes)

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
(Keywords: Discovery, Errors, Man)

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
- John Maynard Keynes
(Keywords: Power, Ideas, Errors, May)

Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
- Lactantius
(Keywords: Men, Father, Greatness, Beginning, Errors, Excellence)

Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
- William Law
(Keywords: Love, Errors, Want)

No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever, wants to have its errors held up to the light of day, but it's wrong, as is coming out so well.
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: Day, Errors, Light, Physicians, Police, Wrong)

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Errors, Judgment)

The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again.
- Zoe Lofgren
(Keywords: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out.
- Trofim Lysenko
(Keywords: Day, Errors, Fight, Marxism)

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: Deep, Errors, Fault, Sensibility, Taste)

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anais Nin
(Keywords: Love, Death, Blindness, Errors, Illness, Wounds)

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
- Plutarch
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Errors, Future, Man, Mistakes)

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
- Jim Rohn
(Keywords: Failure, Day, Errors, Judgment)

Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
- Jean Rostand
(Keywords: Idea, Being, Errors, Mind, Regret)

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Keywords: People, Performance, Country, Errors, Guidance, Help, Wrong)

I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Keywords: Men, War, Being, Errors, Fighting)

One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection.
- Nassau William Senior
(Keywords: Government, Purpose, Errors, Protection, Right)

May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors.
- Michael Servetus
(Keywords: God, Errors, May, Mercy, Obstinacy)

No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them.
- William Gilmore Simms
(Keywords: Country, Errors, Opinion)

As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith
(Keywords: Time, Habit, Errors, First, May, Now)

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann
(Keywords: Life, Victory, Errors, Obstacles, Opposition)



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