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A Quote by Sophocles on crime, evil, good, men, mistakes, pride, and yielding

. . . all men make mistakes. But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on mistakes and shyness

Ah, pray no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake The Moon and I.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on beginning, facts, mistakes, and theory

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Scandal in Bohemia.

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on action, change, intelligence, knowledge, mind, mistakes, purity, spirit, stillness, and taoism

. . . knowledge emerges in (humans). Opposed to knowledge is the spirit. The spirit is formless and is incomprehensible to mundane thoughts. . . . Knowledge is active, mischievous, and intelligent. It changes constantly. Spirit, on the other hand, is the master of humankind. Its origin is in wu-chi. . . . It is never born and it never dies. The spirit tends toward purity and stillness. Knowledge tends toward action and disturbs the mind so that it cannot be still. . . . Recognize the difference between the human mind and the mind of Tao. Do not mistake the human mind for the mind of Tao, and knowledge for the spirit.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 35-37

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on art, creativity, and mistakes

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

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A Quote by Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower on mistakes

The mistakes are all waiting to be made.

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887 - 1956)

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A Quote by Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower on mistakes and victory

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887 - 1956)

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on chance, justice, mistakes, and time

Time doesn't heal any wounds, it just gives us more chances to make the same mistakes"

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Sandra Carey on knowledge, life, mistakes, and wisdom

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Sandra Carey

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A Quote by Samuel Smith Drury on children, good, jobs, medicine, mistakes, music, and parenthood

The parent's job year in and year out, here a little and there a little, is to build up a disposition of good sportsmanship, of taking one's medicine, of facing the music, of being reviled and reviling not. This sense of not always being right, of recognition that perhaps we've made a mistake, seems left out of some grown-up children.

Samuel Smith Drury

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