error quotes

There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.Lord Acton

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself.Howard Aiken

I wish there were two of me and 48-hour days so I could get everything done. But for me, I have to not try and think that everything has to be 100% perfect all the time and leave room for error. As long as my kids feel loved and a priority, everything really is secondary.Jessica Alba

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.Henri Frederic Amiel

When you play with the best in the world, it is important that you not lose focus. You must be fully focused. Even a minor error could result in a massive defeat.Viswanathan Anand

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.Louis Aragon

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.Louis Aragon

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility; he can never admit an error.Hannah Arendt

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.Raymond Aron

I'm trying figuring out how to be the best person I can be. But it's been a process of trial and error.David Arquette

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.Isaac Asimov

Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error.Margaret Atwood

There is no original truth, only original error.Gaston Bachelard

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.Francis Bacon

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.Francis Bacon

Error is always more busy than truth.Hosea Ballou

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn't have prosecuted the war. We shouldn't have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.Ed Balls

Acting is like a high wire act. Your margin for error is very slim.Christine Baranski

I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right.Todd Barry

Well, I don't think a specific role can destroy your voice. What can destroy your voice is when you... make an error. Everybody can make an error. But then you need to realize what is your way.Cecilia Bartoli