A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mistakes, errors, blunders, absurdities, forgiveness, and serenity

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Quotations Page (attributed)

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A Quote by Kemmer on american culture, errors, and apologize

It's a sad commentary on American culture that anyone should defend rather than apologize for their errors.


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A Quote by Condorcet on errors, childhood, nation, age, and truths

People still retain the errors of their childhood, their nation, and their age, long after they have accepted the truths needed to refute them. 



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A Quote by George Washington on errors, experience, past, and purpose

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on confusion, errors, and truth

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Yvette Gilbert on errors


It is not only our errors which ruin us, but our ways of conducting ourselves after committing them.

Yvette Gilbert

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A Quote by William George Jordan on courage, errors, good, injustice, mistakes, opportunity, and self-esteem

If we have made an error, done a wrong, been unjust to another or to ourselves, or, like the Pharisee, passed by some opportunity for good, we should have the courage to face our mistake squarely, to call it boldly by its right name, to acknowledge it frankly and to put in no flimsy alibis of excuse to protect an anemic self-esteem.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 23.

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A Quote by William Jennings Bryan on citizenship and errors

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.

William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)

Source: Speech, National Democratic Convention, 1896

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on earth, errors, eternity, god, pain, and truth

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again,- The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, And dies among his worshippers.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: The Battle-Field.

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on errors, study, and truth

The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

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