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Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches!
We come from fallible parents who were kids once, who decided to have kids and who had to learn how to be parents. Faults are made and damage is done, whether it's conscious or not. Everyone's got their own 'stuff,' their own issues, and their own anger at Mom and Dad. That is what family is. Family is almost naturally dysfunctional.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition.
If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?
Everybody knows how fallible memory can sometimes be. You remember certain fragments precisely, but as soon as you try to join the fragments together, for a story, there is a certain - not falsification, but a shifting.
The Bible was written by fallible human beings.
As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.
The public knows that human beings are fallible. Only people blinded by ideology fall into the trap of believing in their own infallibility.
It is a distortion, with something profoundly disloyal about it, to picture the human being as a teetering, fallible contraption, always needing watching and patching, always on the verge of flapping to pieces.
I used to hold a unitary view, in which I proposed that only experienced happiness matters, and that life satisfaction is a fallible estimate of true happiness.
I've always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.
I believe the human mind is a very fallible thing, but it's the only thing that I can really know, I guess.
I think Bond the character is distinct: He's British, he has a certain code that he lives by, he's incorruptible... he's a classical hero, but he's also fallible. He has inner demons, inner conflicts, and he's a romantic.
Faith is the first step to understanding. Either it's the Word of an infallible God, the fallible words of men, or faith in what you personally believe. You've got to have faith in something. Believe me.
So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident.
I think showing heroes as fallible helps us and reminds us that we are ourselves fallible and no man is perfect but we can still achieve great things.
Clearly, the decision-making that we rely on in society is fallible. It's highly fallible, and we should know that.
Tennessee Williams was so adept at portraying characters who are both fallible and vulnerable. Women were a huge influence in his life, his mother and sister in particular.
Memories are fallible and a timer can save a lot of hard work from going out of the window.
I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one.
I think it's really rare to see women on television who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible - and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so it's good to see people in the media representing all of those things.
I recognize that I'm human, and the older I get, the more I realize how fallible I am, how fallible we all are.
My feeling is, when you are writing an essay, you don't make anything up. This may be a very Protestant notion, and I'm aware of the fact that memory is fallible, that if I had access to films or some absolute documentary evidence of what happened, it might look different; we get confused and fuzzy.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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