Posts Tagged ‘error’

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on truth

“Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very simple reason; truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one way or another, we are unlimited.”


Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 18, 2016

John Locke, from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)

“It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 5, 2012

Leo Tolstoy, on truth

“Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.”


Quote of the day, March 6

March 6, 2011

Benjamin Franklin, “Apology to Printers” (1731)

“Printers are educated in the Belief that when Men differ in Opinions, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter.”