Quotation Explorer - 'Error'

With automobile accidents, mechanical failure is seldom the cause; and most often, operator error. I find the same to be true with corporate failings…. the people are rarely the issue… the shortcoming is most often found in the leadership. - Steve Maraboli
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. - Thomas Jefferson
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. - Og Mandino
Error is human,perfection is divine!You are not God! Your mistake is normal.So forgive yourself. - Paul Gitwaza
A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. - Ann Radcliffe
If we are exhorted to play simple melodies with beauty rather than difficult ones with error, the same should be applied to writing; simple words greater effect. - Sonia Rumzi
The maladies of the spirit alone, in abstracto, that is, error and sin, can be called diseases of the mind only per analogiam. They come not within the jurisdiction of the physician, but that of the teacher or clergyman, who again are called physicians of the mind only per analogiam. - Ernst Von Feuchtersleben
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. - Thomas Paine
I have something that I call my Golden Rule. It goes something like this: 'Do unto others twenty-five percent better than you expect them to do unto you.' The twenty-five percent is for error. - Linus Pauling
This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here 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
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth. - Sigmund Freud
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly bigger man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
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's hard to get motivated fixing a compile-time syntax error when you can buy a powder that turns a house into a monster. - Ryan North
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed. - Steve Allen
To recognize that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort - Gene Kranz
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. - Thomas Jefferson
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
Error, indeed is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced more true than truth itself. - Irenaeus of Lyons
Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error. - George Bernard Shaw
Any constituency that needs amending, is a prototype in error. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
I might have made a tactical error not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that didn't pay off.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Love truth, but pardon error. - Voltaire
It is better to be divided by truth than united in error. - Bruce Bickel
I never make mistakes, just the odd error or misjudgement now and again - Marilyn L. Rice
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. - Thomas Jefferson
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Plainly it is not every error made by a witness which affects his credibility. In each case the trier of fact has to make an evaluation; taking into account such matters as the nature of the contradictions, their number and importance, and their bearing on other parts of the witness's evidence. - H.C. Nicholas
I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. - Antonio Machado
I have been praying, too, for the first time in my life. That parson, Tugwell, he helped me see - not the error of my ways, for I knew them all to well already - but what was wanting in me. I am far from perfect, I know, but I am changed and changing still - Julie Klassen
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.(Young India 1924-1926) - Mahatma Gandhi
Why study the Bible? You must know truth in order to spot error - Jim George
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it. - Alvin Toffler
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. - Bertolt Brecht
Nuestra existencia requería aquella niebla de irrealidades bajo cuya ilusión nos deslizábamos como dentro de un sueño. Sí, nuestro gran error fue pretender zafarnos de aquel mundo fantástico - Rogelio Sinan
Yes,I'm afraid you're right. Trial and error isn't a bad way to learn how to build an aircraft,but it can be a disastrous way to learn how to build a civilization. - Daniel Quinn
Error is the school we learn in. - Marty Rubin
What alarms me most is the fact that, even when God has now raised up a voice to speak on these issues, many sincerely believe that I am in error or at worst that I am doing something utterly wrong - Sunday Adelaja
We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery. - Dejan Stojanovic
It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish will learn the error of their ways because you did at least show them your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. - Adrian Rogers
Love truth, and pardon error. - Voltaire
As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make it a doozy.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth. - Sigmund Freud
We must talk and reach for common understandings, precisely because all of us are imperfect and can never act with the certainty that God is on our side; and yet at times we must act nonetheless, as if we are certain, protected from error only by providence. - Barack Obama
There is no right or wrong way to write a novel. Each journey is different for every individual work and for every writer. The first error is never to begin; the second is never to finish. - Don Roff
It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error. - Robert H. Jackson
Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. - Christopher Morley
The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error. - Seneca
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. - Carl Jung
I made the valuable discovery that practicing wasn't a matter of time at all. It was a matter of intensity. Five minutes spent working consciously and hard at the elimination of an error, was worth five hours just playing away ignoring errors as if they hadn't happened. - Leonard Wibberley
People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves. - Jeffrey Tucker
Of the many species that have existed on earth--estimates run as high as fifty billion--more than ninety-nine per cent have disappeared. In the light of this, it is sometimes joked that all of life today amounts to little more than a rounding error.more than a rounding error. - Elizabeth Kolbert
The clash of ideas is not weakness.Truth reaches its place when tussling with error. - Richard Henry Pratt
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. - Mary Baker Eddy
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error before an afflicted truth - Jeremy Taylor
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics. - Francis Bacon
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. - Benjamin Disraeli
Truth burns up error. - Sojourner Truth
A successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which has to be corrected is a heavier burden than the truth. - Dag Hammarskjold
If your coming into the world was a mistake, then you are the most beautiful error in the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. - أبو حامد الغزالي
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. - Anaïs Nin
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. - Hannah Arendt
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. - Fulton J. Sheen
If you thought that science was certain - well, that is just an error on your part. - Richard Feynman
El error está permitido, siempre que se cometa una sola vez y dentro de una búsqueda sincera de conocimiento. Ésa es la condición humana: el hombre busca el conocimiento - Alejandro Jodorowsky
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Delay is preferable to error. - Thomas Jefferson
Everybody in the world ought to care for books, and if there are some who do not, why that is a perfectly convincing reason why books ought to be given to them, to be a rebuke to them and, perchance, to rescue them from the error of their ways. - Willis Johnson
Where error is irreparable, repentance is useless. - Edward Gibbon
Ignorance of Scripture is the root of every error in religion, and the source of ever heresy. To be allowed to remove a few grains of ignorance, and to throw a few rays of light on God's precious word, is, in my opinion, the greatest honor that can be put on a Christian. - J.C. Ryle
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the reward in their error be that at least they cannot blame you because you did show your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. - Dale E. Turner
Perfection does not mean errorless . Real perfection starts with real intention and ends with delivery, all driven by seeking knowledge, trial & error and investing emotions. Whatever delivered after that is perfect . - Sameh Elsayed
Of all the inanimate objects, of all men's creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error. But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life. - Joseph Conrad
The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretending to more perfection, is the cause of Man's error and misery. - Alexander Pope
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. - Paul Nitze
An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. - Benjamin Stolberg
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth. - Socrates
Do you know the difference between an error and a mistake, Ensign?" 'No, sir.' "Anyone can make an error, Ensign. But that error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. - Grand Admiral Thrawn
The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence. - Lyman Bryson
Should we not be concerned as to whether this fear of error is not just the error itself? - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed. - Lord Chesterfield
It is the very error of the moon: She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, and makes men mad. - William Shakespeare
DISABUSE, v.t. The present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed it advantageous to embrace. - Ambrose Bierce
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 Henry Huxley
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