To err is human.
When every one is in the wrong, every one is in the right.
[Fr., Quand tout le monte a tort, tout le monde a raison.]
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.
Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth,
error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our
judgment, giving assent to that which is not true.
All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error
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.
One goes to the right, the other to the left; both are wrong, but
in different directions.
[Lat., Ille sinistrorsum hic dexrorsum abit, unus utrique
Error, sed variis illudit partibus.]
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error
When people once are in the wrong,
Each line they add is much too long;
Who fastest walks, but walks astray,
Is only furthest from his way.
Dark Error's other hidden side is truth.
Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.
To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a
[Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in
It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered
I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views
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