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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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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 Quotes

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One goes to the right, the other to the left; both are wrong, but in different directions. [Lat., Ille sinistrorsum hic dexrorsum abit, unus utrique Error, sed variis illudit partibus.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 3, 50)

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Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that which is not true.

John Locke Quotes , Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding (bk. IV, Of Wrong Assent or Error, ch. XX)

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Error is just as important a condition of life as truth

Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

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Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

Dale E. Turner Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The truth is perilous never to the true, Nor knowledge to the wise; and to the fool, And to the false, error and truth alike, Error is worse than ignorance.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Mountain Sunrise)

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Have too rashly charged the troops of error and remain as trophies unto the enemies of truth.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici (pt. I, sec. VI)

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Mistake, error, is the discipline through which we advance.

William Ellery Channing Quotes , Source: Address on The Present Age

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To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool. [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (XII, 2)

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By Hercules! I prefer to err with Plato, whom I know how much you value, than to be right in the company of such men. [Lat., Errare mehercule malo cum Platone, quem tu quanti facias, scio quam cum istis vera sentire.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 17)

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The cautious seldom err.

Confucius Quotes , Source: Analects (bk. IV, ch. XXIII)

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Man on the dubious waves of error toss'd.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Poem on Truth (l. 1)

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Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: All for Love (prologue)

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Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Beggar's Opera (act II, sc. 2)

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While man's desires and aspirations stir, He can not choose but err. [Ger., Es irrt der Mensch so lang er strebt.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Faust--Prolog im Himmel--Der Herr (l. 77)

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There are men who never err, because they never propose anything rational. [Ger., Est giebt Menschen die gar nicht irren, weil sie sich nichts Vernunftiges vorsetzen.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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Dark Error's other hidden side is truth.

Victor Hugo Quotes , Source: La Legende des Siecles

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When every one is in the wrong, every one is in the right. [Fr., Quand tout le monte a tort, tout le monde a raison.]

Pierre Claude N. La Chaussee Quotes , Source: La Gouvernante (I, 3)

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