He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
—John Kenneth Galbraith
I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.
—Lauren Oliver in Before I Fall
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
Great men's errors are to be venerated as more fruitful than little men's truths.
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
—Thomas H. Huxley
We are none of us infallible — not even the youngest of us.
I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
—Arthur Conan Doyle
Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.
All sweeping assertions are erroneous.
—Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for errors; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
—The Countess of Blessington
Never make predictions, especially about the future.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
You get down to work when the fear of having done nothing finally exceeds the fear of doing it wrong.
—Alain de Botton