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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors, freedom, mind, reason, and truth

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors, government, needs, support, and truth

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on Virginia

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, errors, ignorance, and truth

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on the State of Virginia

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors and reason

Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on change, errors, reason, safety, and wishes

If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: first Inaugural, 4 March 1801

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on errors and reason

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural Address. March 4, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on delay and errors

Delay is preferable to error.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jonathan Jackson on errors and war

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Died of wounds inflicted in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.

Thomas Jackson (1824 - 1863)

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on beginning, errors, and men

The errors of definitions multiply themselves according as the reckoning proceeds; and lead men into absurdities, which at last they see but cannot avoid, without reckoning anew from the beginning.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on achievement, deed, defeat, effort, enthusiasm, errors, failure, soul, timidity, and victory

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly;  who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910

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