Correctness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "correctness" (showing 1-16 of 16)
Criss Jami
“There's a difference between thinking you can't be wrong and having no regrets. Wrongness is what occurs prior to empiricism, in hindsight a counterpart of revelation, and revelation is nothing to regret.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Of course, in our train of thought, we would all like to think we're on the right track, or at least the same railroad company as the right track.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gore Vidal
“The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.”
Gore Vidal

John Stuart Mill
“All students of man and society who possess that first requisite for so difficult a study, a due sense of its difficulties, are aware that the besetting danger is not so much of embracing falsehood for truth, as of mistaking part of the truth for the whole. It might be plausibly maintained that in almost every one of the leading controversies, past or present, in social philosophy, both sides were in the right in what they affirmed, though wrong in what they denied; and that if either could have been made to take the other’s views in addition to its own, little more would have been needed to make its doctrine correct.”
John Stuart Mill, An Essay on Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“If, however, the poetic end might have been as well or better attained without sacrifice of technical correctness in such matters, the impossibility is not to be justified, since the description should be, if it can, entirely free from error.”
Aristotle, The Rhetoric & The Poetics of Aristotle

“It is scarcely the same thing to put a man on the moon as to put a bone in your nose.”
William Henry III

Criss Jami
“Men seek a great deal, but fatally close, albeit very different, is one's pride in proving oneself right with one's zeal for finding the truth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Kamil Ali

Political correctness

Kamil Ali”
Kamil Ali, The Initiates

Bryant McGill
“In your serenity there is a clarity, strength and correctness that is beyond the petty scuffles of the moment — a greater truth. It is the truth of who you are; beautiful, calm, secure, open, willing and safe.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Being always right is not always right in the wrong places.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

“You can flatten the paper and try and make it as straight as you want, but it will never be perfect again.”
Auliq Ice

Steven Pinker
“Though bad writing has always been with us, the rules of correct usage are the smallest part of the problem. Any competent copy editor can turn a passage that is turgid, opaque, and filled with grammatical errors into a passage that is turgid, opaque, and free of grammatical errors. Rules of usage are well worth mastering, but they pale in importance behind principles of clarity, style, coherence, and consideration for the reader.”
Steven Pinker

“Confronting information that directly challenges existing beliefs can be psychologically threatening to people, especially if the information challenges their sense of identity.”
Rachel Hilary Brown, Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech

“When we believe that we are absolutely correct, we err … Continued adamance will define how horribly wrong we have arrived in life.”
Sandeep Sahajpal

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