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Quotes of the Day for 12 February 2001 – Error

I had a request for quotes on arrogance and being wrong, the way my Mondays go this is probably the right time to comply. (Yes, your requests for themes are always welcome and frequently honored - depending on how many quotes I can find that fit, my attitude, and the day of the week.) Here are quotes on Error.

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The quotes:

No estimate is more in danger of erroneous calculations than those by which a man computes the force of his own genius.
     - Samuel Johnson

It is not only our errors which ruin us, but our way of conducting ourselves after committing them.
     - Yvette Gilbert

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
     - Sigmund Freud

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
     - Mohandas Gandhi

To err is human - but it feels divine.
     - Mae West


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