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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Isaac Asimov
All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error
Mahatma Gandhi
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Mahatma Gandhi
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own dignity, to retract it as soon as he discovers it
Samuel Johnson
Error is just as important a condition of life as truth
Carl Gustav Jung
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
John Dryden
Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes
George Bernard Shaw
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Sigmund Freud
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Publilius Syrus
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Robert Burton
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Mahatma Gandhi
I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views
Abraham Lincoln
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered
Christian Nevell Bovee
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Thomas Hobbes
Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
The errors of women spring, almost always, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true
Honore de Balzac
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair
Douglas Adams
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