Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Who does ever get what they want? It doesn't seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It's always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out of old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings. - Kent Haruf
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. - Jane Austen
Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization. - Barbara Kingsolver
You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir. For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance. - Richelle E. Goodrich
God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Anger - justifiable anger in the face of oppression and prejudice - should not be mistaken for hatred. - Christina Engela
In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other. - Lemmy Kilmister
To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. - Ambrose Bierce
...ever plagued by the naive hope that this timemy intuition might be mistaken... - Anna Jae
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain. - Kahlil Gibran
Dont talk to the crazy kids. I longed to shout back that we weren't crazy. I'd mistaken her kid for a ghost, that's all. - Kelley Armstrong
Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything. - Albert Camus
Curiosity is often mistaken as Love,Since they both have the common elements of Interest and Passion - drishti bablani
The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.
We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward. - Alison Croggon
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge. - Tom Regan
The unnamed should not be mistaken for the nonexistent. - Jean de La Bruyère
The room had lost its morning light, the glow of expectation and potential. The daylight was now gray, and the new day was already used, a little soiled by mistaken thoughts and makeshift undertakings. - Tove Jansson
The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. - Benjamin Disraeli
More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts. - Robert Frost
Never mistaken humility for foolishness, nor pride for power. - Gugu Mona
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. - Oliver Cromwell.
We seldom make logical mistakes, but often have mistaken logics. - Raheel Farooq
At our age, surely there are better things to sustain us, to sustain a marriage, than the brief flame of passion?" ..."You are mistaken, Ernest," she said at last. "There is only the passionate spark. Without it, two people living together may be lonelier than if they lived quite alone. - Helen Simonson
He sighed and bowed deeply. Sundari. I was standing here thinking nothing could be more beautiful than this sunset tonight, but I was mistaken. You standing here in the setting sun with your hair and skin aglow is almost more than a man can…fully appreciate. - Colleen Houck
My Shyness Is Often Mistaken As My Rudeness - Spriha
Inertia is often mistaken for patience. - Marty Rubin
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity. My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all. Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.May my dead be patient with the way my memories fade. My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each second. - Wisława Szymborska
The Pig, if I am not mistaken, Supplies us sausage, ham, and Bacon. Let others say his heart is big, I think it stupid of the Pig. - Ogden Nash
She wasn't ordinary, I liked her that way. Mystery oozed from her pours as she walked so lightly I could have mistaken her for an angel. - Nikki Rowe
Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken. - Jonathan Sacks
The difference between virtuality and life is very simple. In a construct you know everything is being run by an all-powerful machine.Reality doesn't offer this assurance, so it's very easy to develop the mistaken impression that you're in control.Quellcrest FalconerEthics on the Precipice - Richard K. Morgan
Evil, let it never be mistaken, is real. But it is inferior. It is parasitic. It is incomplete. The moment we take counsel from it, become overwhelmed by it, or put it on an equal footing with the Good of God, it will have become something entirely more dangerous. It becomes an idol. - Tod Worner
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world. - Sue Patton Thoele
The novel remains for me one of the few forms...where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, our not altogether unpleasant struggle to put ourselves into a viable and devout relationship to our beloved and mistaken world. - John Cheever
Moreover, in order to understand any man one must be deliberate and careful to avoid forming prejudices and mistaken ideas, which are very difficult to correct and get over afterwards. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Greed is mistaken nobility. Instead of robbing all the pain and hardship from people's lives and rescuing them from danger, greed robs provisions from providers. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
It’s often mistaken for good advice, but wisdom cannot be imparted to someone. Wisdom can only be earned; it’s a by-product of experience, not necessarily knowledge, otherwise I would be stalking Oprah right now, begging for a transfusion. - Renee Carlino
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.
Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.