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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.
What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
Potatoes are popped, with no oil, using the same technology used in the rice cake manufacturing business. It took a lot of trial and error and lots of practice, though, to get the right flavor.
A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
You can almost say that a design error is a human error because, after all, it's we humans who do the designing.
The French word for wanderlust or wandering is 'errance.' The etymology is the same as 'error.' So to wander is to make mistakes. In other words, to make mistakes, to make errors is sort of the idea of learning through trial and error, allowing the mistakes to be part of the process.
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
William Ellery Channing
Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.
To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.
Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages... in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error, which ought to be corrected in philosophy.
I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road. Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons, where there is no margin for error?
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe.
Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth; it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
Paul de Man
Art and science have so much in common - the process of trial and error, finding something new and innovative, and to experiment and succeed in a breakthrough.
Peter M. Brant
Yes, there is a terrible moral in 'Dorian Gray' - a moral which the prurient will not be able to find in it, but it will be revealed to all whose minds are healthy. Is this an artistic error? I fear it is. It is the only error in the book.
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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