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It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Orlando A. Battista
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
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.
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
We are built to make mistakes, coded for error.
It's a big error to think that because you like somebody's work, you're going to like him.
A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret - how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that's even possible, interested me.
Error is discipline through which we advance.
William Ellery Channing
The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun
If you see a blatant error or misconception about yourself, you really want to set it straight.
I did it the stupid way, through trial and error.
How is an error possible in mathematics?
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
Anna Garlin Spencer
Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
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.
I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right.
Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
I wish there were two of me and 48-hour days so I could get everything done. But for me, I have to not try and think that everything has to be 100% perfect all the time and leave room for error. As long as my kids feel loved and a priority, everything really is secondary.
If any sort of error is inexcusable, it's an incorrect phone number. One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every phone number published must be checked.
The proper method for hastening the decay of error is by teaching every man to think for himself.
Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it.
I learn the most from trial and error. I learn about what I'd like to be able to do from people like Barbara Mason. Saying I want to sing like Barbara Mason and doing it, it's two very different scenarios.
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