A Quote by Raymond Chapman on atheism, christianity, death, errors, evil, extremism, faith, hope, kindness, life, uncertainty, value, wishes, and world

The antithesis between death and life is not so stark for the Christian as it is for the atheist. Life is a process of becoming, and the moment of death is the transition from one life to another. Thus it is possible for a Christian to succumb to his own kind of death-wish, to seek that extreme of other-worldliness to which the faith has always been liable, especially in periods of stress and uncertainty. There may appear a marked preoccupation with death and a rejection of all temporal things. To say that this world is in a fallen state and that not too much value must be set upon it, is very far from the Manichaean error of supposing it to be evil throughout. The Christian hope finds ambivalence in death: that which destroys, also redeems.

Raymond Chapman

Source: The Ruined Tower

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on encouragement, errors, and nature

Nature encourages no looseness; pardons no errors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on assumptions, errors, learning, and mistakes

By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by Prof. H. E. Stocher on confession, errors, facts, energy, research, strength, and weakness

Research teaches a man to admit he is wrong and to be proud of the fact that he does so, rather than try with all his energy to defend an unsound plan because he is afraid that admission of error is a confession of weakness when rather it is a sign of strength.

Prof. H. E. Stocher

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A Quote by Pope John Paul II on errors, religion, science, and superstition

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

Pope John Paul II (1920 -)

Source: James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.

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A Quote by Paul R. Halmos on errors, justice, mathematics, reason, and science

Mathematics is not a deductive science -- that's a cliche. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

Paul R. Halmos

Source: I Want to be a Mathematician, Washington: MAA Spectrum, 1985.

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A Quote by Paul Nitze on achievement, danger, errors, and trying

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.

Paul Nitze

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on decisions, errors, majorities, questions, and time

The great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and majority decisions -that was the error of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech to the Prussian Diet, Sept. 30, 1862

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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 Neal A. Maxwell on errors and god


Of all the errors one could make, God's gospel plan is the wrong thing to be wrong about.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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