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A Quote by Ronald Graham on computers, correction, proof, science, and understanding

It wouild be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.' John Horgan. Scientific American 269:4 (October 1993) 92-103.

Ronald Graham

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A Quote by Robert Nozick on belief, books, correction, hope, philosophy, possibility, spirit, and worth

I see the situation as follows. There are various philosophical views, mutually incompatible, which cannot be dismissed or simply rejected. Philosophy's output is the basketful of these admissible views, all together. One delimiting strategy would be to modify and shave these views, capturing what is true in each, to make them compatible parts of one new view. This book puts forward its explanations in a very tentative spirit; not only do I not ask you to believe that they are correct, I do not think it important for me to believe them correct, either. Still I do believe, and hope you will find it so, that these proposed explanations are illuminating and worth considering, that they are worth surpassing; also that the process of seeking and elaborating explanations, being open to new possibilities, the new wonderings and wanderings, the free explanation, is itself a delight.

Robert Nozick

Source: Philosophical Explanations, (from the Introduction) Nozick

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A Quote by Robert Blair on consequences, correction, discipline, fortune, heart, knowledge, mind, principles, and virtue

That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by Richard Whately on abuse, correction, revolution, and security

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and the introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Raymond Holliwell on adoption, attitude, correction, experience, and good

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.

Raymond Holliwell

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on agreement, compassion, confession, correction, mistakes, pain, power, time, and words

A strange thing happened then. The Speaker agreed with her that she had made a mistake that night, and she knew when he said the words that it was true, that his judgement was correct. And yet she felt strangely healed, as if simply speaking her mistake were enough to purge some of the pain of it. For the first time, then, she caught a glimpse of what the power of speaking might be. It wasn't a matter of confession, penance, and absolution, like the priests offered. It was something else entirely. Telling the story of who she was, and then realizing that she was no longer the same person. That she had made a mistake, and the mistake had changed her, and now she would not make the mistake again because she had become someone else, someone less afraid, someone more compassionate.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orlando A. Battista on correction, errors, and mistakes

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Orlando A. Battista

Source: Interscience. 1964.

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A Quote by Norbert Wiener on chess, correction, mathematics, problems, reputation, and success

The Advantage is that mathematics is a field in which one's blunders tend to show very clearly and can be corrected or erased with a stroke of the pencil. It is a field which has often been compared with chess, but differs from the latter in that it is only one's best moments that count and not one's worst. A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.

Norbert Wiener (1894 - 1964)

Source: Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth.

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on correction, opposites, and truth

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on correction, opposites, and truth

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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