A Quote by Walpole on errors, science, and truth

In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.


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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on errors, love, and truth

Love truth, but pardon error.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme

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A Quote by Vilfredo Pareto on errors, time, and truth

Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.

Vilfredo Pareto

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A Quote by unknown on errors, experience, past, and purpose

I shall endeavor not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.


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A Quote by unknown on appreciation, behavior, chance, day, defeat, difficulty, errors, failure, friendship, giving, good, gossip, learning, life, listening, men, people, praise, trouble, victory, water, and world

Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn't pay to let things get his goat; that he must let some things go over his head like water off a duck's back. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the quickest way to get into a fight. He learns that buck-passing acts as a boomerang. He learns that carrying tales and gossip about others is the surest way to become unpopular. He learns that giving others a mental lift by showing appreciation and praise is the best way to lift his own spirits. He learns that the world will not end when he fails or makes an error; that there is always another day and another chance. He learns that listening is frequently more important than talking, and that he can often make a friend by letting the other fellow tell his troubles. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that he shouldn't let their grumbling get him down. He learns that people are not any more difficult to get along with in one place than another, and that "getting along" depends about 98 per cent on his own behavior.


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on computers and errors

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer, you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.


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A Quote by Truman Madsen on accidents, day, errors, forgiveness, husbands, jesus, mistakes, and wives

A man and his wife, each in a different small plane, were out enjoying a flight, when the husband committed a flight error. He was able to recover, but his wife who was following him, crashed and was killed. The husband was distraught, blaming himself for the accident. One day when pleading with the Lord for forgiveness, he heard a voice saying "Jesus died, even for dumb mistakes."

Truman Madsen

Source: Related by Truman Madsen, BYU Women’s Conference, April 2000

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on devil, errors, prejudice, and truth

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on errors and truth

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on errors, imagination, life, logic, men, perfection, and success

The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy-the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men. A weird life it is to be living always in somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could become real.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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