Errors Quotes

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

Douglas Adams

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

Paul Nitze

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

Dale E. Turner

A man\'s errors are his portals of discovery.

James Joyce

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Mahatma Gandhi

Error is just as important a condition of life as truth.

Carl Gustav Jung

Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

Mahatma Gandhi

Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.

Colin Firth

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

Mohandas Gandhi

Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.

Francis Wright

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.

William P. Leahy

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.


Due process is a growth too sturdy to succumb to the infection of the least ingredient of error.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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