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

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

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.

Author: Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

Profession: French Poet

Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.

Author: David Augsnurger


There is no original truth, only original error.

Author: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)

Profession: French Scientist, Philosopher, Literary Theorist

I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

Author: Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)

Profession: American Actress

If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Author: Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)

Profession: American Actress

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Author: Orlando A. Battista


All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.

Author: James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

Profession: British-born American Journalist

I made a wrong mistake

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake...

Author: Nelson Boswell


It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn.

Author: John Bradshaw

Profession: American Author, Lecturer, Leading Expert, Recovery & Dysfunctional Families

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

Author: Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927)

Profession: American Psychologist, Television and Radio Personality

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.

Author: Leo Burnett

Profession: American Marketing Expert