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A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on errors and mistakes

An error becomes a mistake when we refuse to admit it.

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

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A Quote by Madame Marie Curie on errors, scientists, and truth

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down error instead of establishing the truth.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on errors, failure, and men

There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on darkness, death, divinity, errors, god, grace, intelligence, knowledge, lust, mankind, wisdom, and path

God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on brothers, enemies, errors, lies, repentance, tyranny, and wisdom

My brothers, seek counsel of one another, for therein lies the way out of error and futile repentance. The wisdom of the many is your shield against tyranny. For when we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on consequences, discretion, errors, learning, life, mind, perfection, prejudice, rest, sharing, talent, value, virtue, weakness, wit, work, and world

There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John W. Scoville on destruction, errors, justice, and popularity

No cause is hopeless, if it is just. Errors, no matter how popular, carry the seeds of their own destruction.

John W. Scoville

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A Quote by John Taylor on authors, errors, god, justice, philosophy, principles, and truth

In every principle presented to us, our first inquiry should be, "Is it true?" "Does it emanate from God?" If he is its Author it can be sustained just as much as any other truth in natural philosophy; if false it should be opposed and exposed just as much as any other error.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Locke on errors, possessions, and truth

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

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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