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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on errors and learning

Sometimes we learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Peter, Lord Brougham on betrayal, errors, good, guilt, men, metaphor, and mind

In my mind, he was guilty of no error - he was chargeable with no exaggeration - he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.

Henry Peter Brougham (1778 - 1868)

Source: Present State of the Law, Feb. 7, 1828.

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A Quote by Henry Eyring on babies, errors, impatience, religion, support, and truth

Perhaps the believer never does more disservice to religion than to support the truth with bad arguments. The impatient listener, perceiving the obvious errors, often "throws out the baby with the bath" and turns away, even from true religion.

Henry Eyring (1901 - 19)

Source: Science and Your Faith in God

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on errors, originality, repentance, and sorrow

One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors for to dwell long upon them is to add to the offense, and repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by somewhat better, and which is as free and original as if they had not been.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on errors and virtue

The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on danger, errors, and truth

An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: Journal Intime, 1883

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A Quote by H.E. Slaught on admiration, audiences, correction, courage, country, discovery, errors, graduation, honesty, meetings, observation, and students

...[E.H.] Moore ws presenting a paper on a highly technical topic to a large gathering of faculty and graduate students from all parts of the country. When half way through he discovered what seemed to be an error (though probably no one else in the room observed it). He stopped and re-examined the doubtful step for several minutes and then, convinced of the error, he abruptly dismissed the meeting -- to the astonishment of most of the audience. It was an evidence of intellectual courage as well as honesty and doubtless won for him the supreme admiration of every person in the group -- an admiration which was in no wise diminished, but rather increased, when at a later meeting he announced that after all he had been able to prove the step to be correct.

H.E. Slaught

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, 40 (1933), 191-195.

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A Quote by Hannah Arendt on errors and meaning

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)

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A Quote by George Washington on errors and glory

To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on errors, experience, past, and purpose

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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