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There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
Thomas J. Watson
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
In baseball you have individual responsibility, and if you fail it, you get an error. But at the same time, your focus is on the common goal of the team to win. This is part of what resonates with people about baseball. This is how they would like society to work.
Jed S. Rakoff
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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.
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
William Jennings Bryan
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
I tweet from bed. I love it because it's so quick. And it's funny. But it also leaves a lot of room for error because new people don't sense the sarcasm - there's no sarcasm font.
How is an error possible in mathematics?
To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
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.
Aging is basically the build-up of error: error at the genetic level, error at the cellular level. Cells normally repair themselves; that's why you heal when you get a cut. But even the mechanism of repair eventually falls apart.
I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception.
I think that the path that I took was normal in the American society where young women and men are not trained as to how to make the transition from being a girl to being a woman, from being a boy to being a man. And so I think that most young people in America live by trial and error, and not by parental instruction, community guidance.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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