Quotes and Sayings about Errors
"Biography is one of the new terrors of death."
- John Arbuthnot
(Related: Death, Biography)
"With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)
"All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Men, Computer, Doctors, Errors, Now)
"Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all."
- Charles Babbage
"Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Conscience, Errors)
"Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Errors, Public)
"People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Dreams, People)
"Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Errors, Nothing)
"The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong."
- Georges Bidault
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)
"As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Faith, Errors, Laws, Practice, Vices)
"The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Time, Truth, Errors, Humanity, Inheritance)
"If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors."
- George Brett
(Related: Chance, Errors)
"You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Baseball, Challenge)
"How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Christianity, Errors, Principles)
"Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Errors, Football)
"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today."
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Related: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)
"Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)
"My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Art, Men, Errors, Thinking, Will)
"Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Science, Errors, Words, World)
"Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Opportunity, Errors, Judgment, Magic, Physics, Practice)
"There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Truth, Errors, Scientists)
"It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others."
"While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Truth, Errors, Writing)
"The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Happiness, People, Catastrophes, Errors, Repetition)
"As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you."
- John Fahey
(Related: Life, Errors, Hate)
"Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, Choices, Comedy, Errors, Wrong)
"Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Humor, Life, Thought, People, Problems, Race)
"The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?"
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Success, Dream, Man)
"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Errors, Humility)
"Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Confession, Errors)
"I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Being, Errors, France, Will)
"My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Errors, Judgment)
"If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Work, Danger, Errors, May, Will)
"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Peace, Progress, Victory, Defeat, End, Errors, Pursuit, Trials, Years)
"The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Ideas, Errors, Fact, Now, Past, Proof)
"Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Religion, Progress, Future, Myth)
"Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact."
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Related: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)
"The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Day, Errors, Night, Trials)
"Habit is the nursery of errors."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Habit, Errors)
"Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
- David Hume
(Related: Religion, Errors, Philosophy)
"Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Truth, Errors, Man)
"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Errors, May, Spirit, Value)
"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Errors, May)
"Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf."
- William James
(Related: Heart, Caution, Errors, Nervousness, World)
"Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Errors, May, Opinion, Reason)
"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Truth, Errors, Mind, Nothing)
"The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mistake, Errors, Fanaticism)
"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
(Related: Genius, Discovery, Errors, Man, Mistakes)
"A man's errors are his portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
(Related: Discovery, Errors, Man)
"Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Science, Commerce, Disease, Ocean, Stars, Wonders)
"The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Power, Ideas, Errors, May)
"Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended."
(Related: Men, Father, Greatness, Beginning, Errors, Excellence)
"Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which turned these terrors to stone."
- R. D. Laing
"Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love."
- William Law
(Related: Love, Errors, Want)
"I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Forgiveness, Errors, Judgment)
"No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever, wants to have its errors held up to the light of day, but it's wrong, as is coming out so well."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Day, Errors, Light, Physicians, Police, Wrong)
"In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void."
- Ursula K. LeGuin
"It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Errors, Past)
"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)
"Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Errors, Man, May)
"Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Day, Errors, Fight, Marxism)
"The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Errors, Marxism, Theory)
"An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Errors, Understanding)
"Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Deep, Errors, Fault, Sensibility, Taste)
"Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Death, May)
"The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it."
- Errol Morris
(Related: Errors, Examination, Understanding, World)
"Errors are not in the art but in the artificers."
- Isaac Newton
(Related: Art, Errors)
"What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Errors, Mankind)
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Love, Death, Blindness, Errors, Illness, Wounds)
"Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: Errors, Man, Years)
"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Errors, Reason)
"We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Errors, Mistakes)
"The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Attention, Correction, Errors)
"To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Errors, Future, Man, Mistakes)
"With tens of thousands of patients dying every year from preventable medical errors, it is imperative that we embrace available technologies and drastically improve the way medical records are handled and processed."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Medical, Dying, Errors)
"TCP works very hard to get the data delivered in order without errors and does retransmissions and recoveries and all that kind of stuff which is exactly what you want in a file transfer because so you don't want any errors in your file."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Errors, Order, Want)
"The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Childhood, Loss, Magic, Wonder)
"If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Truth, Being, Error, Errors)
"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Failure, Day, Errors)
"Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Failure, Day, Errors, Judgment)
"Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Errors, Philosophy, Will)
"Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Idea, Being, Errors, Mind, Regret)
"Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: People, Performance, Country, Errors, Guidance, Help, Wrong)
"We take nothing to the grave with us, but a good or evil conscience... It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down; and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Grave, Nothing)
"I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Men, War, Being, Errors, Fighting)
"One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Government, Purpose, Errors, Protection, Right)
"May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: God, Errors, May, Mercy, Obstinacy)
"The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Errors, Reason)
"No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Country, Errors, Opinion)
"As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Time, Habit, Errors, First, May, Now)
"Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Truth, Alliance, Errors)
"True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things."
(Related: Death, Love, Thought)
"The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Life, Victory, Errors, Obstacles, Opposition)
"From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Errors, Man)
"If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Truth, Errors, Will)
"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Mistake, Character, Error, Errors, Judgment, Mistakes, Self)
"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature."
(Related: Nature, Errors, First, Law, Weakness)
"So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Heart, Hope, Errors, Future, Learning, Man, Nothing, Past, Today, Tomorrow)
"We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Purpose, Errors, Past)
"An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy."
- Steven Weinberg
"The War has been waged with success, although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes. But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter."
- Gideon Welles
(Related: War, Success, Heart, Errors, Nation)
"Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Errors, Facts)
"There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: History, Development, Errors, Mistakes, Options, Problems, Russia)