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When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
Lyndon B. Johnson
In our interconnected world, novel technology could empower just one fanatic, or some weirdo with a mindset of those who now design computer viruses, to trigger some kind of disaster. Indeed, catastrophe could arise simply from technical misadventure - error rather than terror.
How is an error possible in mathematics?
Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.
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.
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.
With spectacular events taking up so much of the available anxiety quotient, we need to be constantly reminded of the more workaday threats to our mortality - threats that, while they may also be functions of human error, have become so ubiquitous that we've begun to apprehend them as natural phenomena.
To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error.
Delay is preferable to error.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
George Henry Lewes
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
Billie Jean King
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.
If you make an error, use it as a stepping stone to a new idea you might not have otherwise discovered.
Roger von Oech
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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