What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
No one who lives in error is free.
No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit an error, not create it. When we commit an error, we say what was an error already.
We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.
There is no original truth, only original error.
I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children’s books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as ‘I Have a Dream’ speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.