I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.
The worst mistake I made was that stupid, suburban prejudice of anti-Semitism.
It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks.
Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture.
Woman was God’s second mistake.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
One of the appeals of markets, as a public philosophy, is they seem to spare us the need to engage in public arguments about the meaning of goods. So markets seem to enable us to be non-judgmental about values. But I think that’s a mistake.