A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on liberty, opinion, truth, error, opportunity, stale, rote, understanding, and argument

'In his celebrated book, 'On Liberty', the English philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that silencing an opinion is "a peculiar evil." If the opinion is right, we are robbed of the "opportunity of exchanging error for truth"; and if it's wrong, we are deprived of a deeper understanding of the truth in its "collision with error." If we know only our own side of the argument, we hardly know even that: it becomes stale, soon learned by rote, untested, a pallid and lifeless truth.'

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon Haunted World

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A Quote by David Brin on citokate, criticism, error, science, politics, and policy

 Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote to Error

David Brin

Source: online --

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A Quote by John Locke on truth, error, wrongness, and empowerment

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on mistakes, learning, error, and no wrong turns

Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: One

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on failure, pride, trial and error, error, and tenacity

Learn to fail with pride — and do so fast and cleanly. Maximise trial and error — by mastering the error part.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom:

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on religion, gandhi, mahatma, true, hinduism, and error

After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that
(1) all religions are true; (2) all religions have some error in
them; (3) all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism,
in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one's own
close relatives.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: All Men Are Brothers

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on death, living, suffering, error, risking, giving, and losing

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by Bishop Fulton John Sheen on fulton sheen, truth, and error

The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it, and error is error even if every everyone believes it.

Fulton John Sheen (1895 - 1979)

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