Errors

Famous quotes containing the word errors:

    I was duped ... by the Secretary of the treasury [Alexander Hamilton], and made a fool for forwarding his schemes, not then sufficiently understood by me; and of all the errors of my political life, this has occasioned the deepest regret.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Truth has not single victories; all things are its organs,—not only dust and stones, but errors and lies.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It’s a remarkably shrewed and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)