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A Quote by John Locke on confidence, day, errors, experience, god, kindness, and mediocrity

Probability is a kind of penance, which God made, suitable, I presume to that state of mediocrity and probationership he has been pleased to place us in here; wherein, to check our over-confidence and presumption, we might, by every day's experience, be made sensible of our short-sightedness, and liableness to error.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay, Book IV, chapter 14

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A Quote by John Locke on errors, interest, men, passion, and temptation

All men are liable to error, and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Dryden on errors

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Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below. . . .

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: All For Love. Prologue.

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A Quote by John C. Granville on errors, hope, and obstinacy

Obstinacy in opinions holds the dogmatist in the chains of error, without hope of emancipation.

John C. Granville

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A Quote by John Adams on errors, government, ignorance, reason, reflection, remorse, and retirement

"Mr. Jefferson has reason to reflect upon himself. How he will get rid of his remorse in his retirement, I know not. He must know that he leaves the government infinitely worse than he found it, and that from his own error or ignorance."

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on achievement, day, errors, success, and time

The passing day is prey to error. Time commands success and achievement

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on errors and truth

Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on competence, errors, faults, nature, purity, secrets, and sharing

There is no trifling with nature, it is always true, grave, and severe, it is always in the right, and the faults and errors fall to our share. It defies incompetency, but reveals its secrets to the competent, the truthful, and the pure.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on belief, books, errors, failure, god, learning, names, relationships, and world

It is quite beyond me how anyone can believe God speaks to us in books and stories. If the world does not directly reveal to us our relationship to it, if our hearts fail to tell us what we owe ourselves and others, we shall assuredly not learn it from books, which are at best designed but to give names to our errors.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on day, errors, failure, and judgment

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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