Quotations on Error

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The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.
- Howard Aiken
(Keywords: Science, Time, Arithmetic, Desire, Effort, Error, Old)

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Error, Flowers, Reason, Senses)

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Error, Meaning)

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Thought, Error, May, Value)

I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Thought, Error, Logic, Right)

Well, I don't think a specific role can destroy your voice. What can destroy your voice is when you... make an error. Everybody can make an error. But then you need to realize what is your way.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Error, Voice)

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
(Keywords: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Example, Terror, World)

We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain.
- Marek Belka
(Keywords: Iraq, Terror, Troops, Victims, Will)

We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Bombs, Hate, Terror, World)

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Defeat, Meeting, Terror, Understanding)

If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Cause, Mail, states, Terror, United, Weapons, Will)

Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message: that Congress is united in its opposition to terror and we are all deeply concerned about the future and security of our close friend and ally, Israel.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Friend, Congress, Future, Israel, Opposition, Security, Terror, United)

Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: War, Friend, Winning, Support, Terror, Today, Wage, Will, World)

There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Error, Luck, May, Succeed, Talking)

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
- David Brin
(Keywords: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Cause, Error, Land)

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Friendship, Gratitude, Error, Fault, Listening)

The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: War, Communism, Fascism, Fight, Struggle, Terror, World, World war)

We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Error, Medicine, World)

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Error, Popular, Public, Welfare)

Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror.
- Richard Burr
(Keywords: Action, Congress, Help, Mission, Terror, Will)

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
- Robert Burton
(Keywords: Faith, Feelings, Error, Illusion, Will)

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: America, Earth, Suffering, Terror, Today, Vulnerability)

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: War, Country, Terror, Yesterday)

Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: War, Women, Hope, America, American, Justice, Terror, World)

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Truth, Error, Pursuit)

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
- John C. Calhoun
(Keywords: Confusion, Error, Fanaticism, Old, Uncertainty)

At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Time, Decisions, Error, Fraud, Waste)

Victory is the most important aspect in Iraq, because victory in Iraq will help us have victory in the War on Terror.
- Andrew Card
(Keywords: War, Victory, Help, Iraq, Terror, Will)

A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Truth, Error, Observation)

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Character, Appearance, Rivers, Terror, World)

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: May, Reason, Terror, Weight)

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
(Keywords: Age, Error, Road, Weapons, Worry, Years)

God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Intelligence, God, Truth, Error, Imperfection, Name)

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
- George Chapman
(Keywords: Error, Innovation)

Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Error, Man, Mistakes)

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Error, Fool, Man)

It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Nature, Error, Fool)

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
(Keywords: Men, Belief, Error, Pleasure)

Obscurity is the realm of error.
- Luc de Clapier
(Keywords: Error, Obscurity)

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: God, Truth, End, Error, Mankind, New testament, Old, Salvation)

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Hugs, Illusion, Loneliness, Lonely, Memory, Terror, Word)



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