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Life would be dull without them.

There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.
There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
Truth is one, but error proliferates. Man tracks it down and cuts it up into little pieces hoping to turn it into grains of truth. But the ultimate atom will always essentially be an error, a miscalculation.
Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which stemma to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity --namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.
Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means --one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.
It is worse than a crime: it is a mistake.
I have made decisions that turned out to be wrong, and went back and did it another way, and still took less time than many who procrastinated over the original decision. Your brain is capable of handling 140, 000 million bits of information in one second, and if you take hours or days or weeks to reach a vital decision, you are short-circuiting your most valuable property.
We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something!
The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Errand err again but less and less and less.
No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life -- you win some and you lose some.
The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.
We can afford almost any mistake once.
To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -- after you have done your best to achieve success today.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.
Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.
Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections.
I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?
A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.
An old error is always more popular than a new truth.
We'll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes.
It is necessary for you to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances.