It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Wealth is nothing in itself; it is not useful but when it departs from us; its value is found only in that which it can purchase. As to corporeal enjoyment, money can neither open new avenues of pleasure, nor block up the passages of anguish. Disease and infirmity still continue to torture and enfeeble, perhaps exasperated by luxury, or promoted by softness. With respect to the mind, it has rarely been observed that wealth contributes much to quicken the discernment or elevate the imagination, but may, by hiring flattery, or laying diligence asleep, confirm error and harden stupidity.
How full of error is the judgment of mankind! They wonder at results when they are ignorant of the reasons.
O, how full of error is the judgment of mankind. They wonder at results when they are ignorant of the reasons. They call it fortune when they know not the cause, and thus worship their own ignorance changed into a deity.
Truth is always twins; for every truth is accompanied by its facsimile error - which is the application of that by literal-minded people.
The biggest error we can make is not to love our Self.
A very popular error - having the courage of one's convictions: rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's convictions.
We know that the wages of secrecy are corruption. We know that in secrecy, error undetected will flourish and subvert.
Research teaches a man to admit he is wrong and to be proud of the fact that he does so, rather than try with all his energy to defend an unsound plan because he is afraid that admission of error is a confession of weakness when rather it is a sign of strength.
In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
Every author, indeed, who really influences the mind, who plants in it thoughts an sentiments which take root and grow, communicates his character. Error and immorality - two words for one thing, for error is the immorality of the intellect, and immorality the error of the heart - these escape from him if they are in him, and pass into the recipient mind through subtle avenues invisible to consciousness.
An error is more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
The great error of the doctrines on the spirit has been the idea that by isolating the spiritual life from all the rest, by suspending it in space as high as possible above the earth, they were placing it beyond attack, as if they were not thereby simply exposing it to be taken as an effect of mirage!
It is in our personal relations with other persons, and with other forms of unity which are independent of ourselves as mere individuals, that we become aware of the personality of God. The fact that man is subject to error does not belie the fact that it is in the search after truth that the presence of God in man is revealed.
Truth is more ancient than error, for error is nothing else but deviation and swerving from truth.
Any manifest error on the part of an enemy should make us suspect some stratagem.
The fundamental error commonly made lies in considering faith as a kind of knowledge... Faith, however, is not a kind of knowledge, but rather a practical attitude of will.
Creation is not an instantaneous act, but is an eternal process. The immanence of God which follows from this hypothesis is the pledge that evil and error, ugliness and imperfection are not ultimate. Evil has reference to the distance which good has to traverse. Error is the stage on the pathway to truth.
The fundamental error of psychiatry is that it regards life as a problem to be solved, instead of as a purpose to be fulfilled.
Humility is the most excellent natural cure for anger in the world, for he, that by daily considering his own infirmities and failings, makes the error of his servant or neighbor to be his own case, and remembers that he daily needs God’s pardon and his brother’s charity, will not be apt to rage at the levities, or misfortunes, or indiscretions of another.