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Love truth, but pardon error.
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom / 

Love truth, but pardon error.

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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary / 

I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell / 

Any man can make mistakes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero - Philippicae / 

Any man can make mistakes.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Gustav Jung / 

...that this fear of erring is really the error itself.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - The Phenomenology of Spirit / 

No one is more liable to make mistakes than he who acts only on reflection.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan / 

All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding / 

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde - Lady Windermere's Fan / 

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Victor Hugo / 

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols / 

We all err, but everybody errs differently.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg / 

It is a great error to take oneself for more than one is, or for less than one is worth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / 

The contempt of our nature is an error of our reason.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

The only way to avoid error is ignorance.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education / 

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Paulo Coelho / 

The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind / 

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Mahatma Gandhi / 

The opposite of falsehood is not truth, but doubt.
Raphaël Enthoven / 

What man is without fault, and what king without weakness?
Voltaire - Brutus / 

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel - Journal intime / 

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Gustav Jung / 

Perhaps men entertain as many truths as falsehoods; have as many good qualities as bad; feel as many pleasures as pains. But we like to malign human nature, in order to try to raise ourselves above the common level, and to acquire for ourselves the respect of which we strive to rob it. We are so presumptuous, that we imagine we can separate our own personal interests from those of humanity in general, and malign the human race without implicating ourselves. This absurd vanity has filled books of philosophy with diatribes against human nature. Man is in disgrace with all thinkers, who rival one another in accusing him of depravity. But perhaps he may be about to rise again and recover all his virtues; nothing is permanent, and philosophy, like clothes, music, architecture, &c, has its vogues.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

Obscurity is the realm of error.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims / 

The history of science, like the history of all human ideas, is a history of irresponsible dreams, of obstinacy, and of error. But science is one of the very few human activities—perhaps the only one — in which errors are systematically criticized and fairly often, in time, corrected. This is why we can say that, in science, we often learn from our mistakes, and why we can speak clearly and sensibly about making progress there.
Karl Popper

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
Salvador Dalí

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Winston Churchill

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.
Mahatma Gandhi / 

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht / 

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