Fallible Quotes

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Lois McMaster Bujold
“If only one didn't know that at the secret heart of all such organizations, corporations and governments alike, it still came down to a finite number of fallible people talking to each other . . . ​”
Lois McMaster Bujold, CryoBurn

Samuel R. Delany
“Those moments when we learn that mothers rage and fathers kill, that friends betray and authority is fallible, or that our own blank, innocent ignorance can destroy the pure, the good, and the loved are moments the very memory of which constitutes the beginning of a strategy to live in a world where such horrors exist.”
Samuel R. Delany, The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village

Ashim Shanker
“The...act of surrender—or devotion, as the case may be—was, to him, a kind of lifeline for those who sought a quick answer and didn’t want to stick around long enough to see their doubt through to its ultimate conclusion. A conclusion, which, of itself, was a bittersweet paradox—for how could doubt simply cease to exist by any stretch of the imagination? Doubt was, nonetheless—from his own perspective—the only inclusive insight into the nature of a Truth exclusive of conditions.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

Morris R. Cohen
“Yet it is unassailably true that so long as we lack omniscience and do not know all of the future, all our generalizations are fallible or only probable. And the history of human error shows that a general consensus, or widespread and unquestioned feeling of certainty, does not preclude the possibility that the future may show us to be in error.”
Morris F. Cohen, An Introduction To Logic And Scientific Method

Mark  Siegel
“Camomille: Fallible men write books. God writes in sunlight and rivers and planets. Isn't the Universe a good book? I trust it above the printed kind.”
Mark Siegel, Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson

Israelmore Ayivor
“One of the greatest ever statement that can keep you at peace with others is that "I am right, but I may be wrong"! Yes, we know you are right but you may be wrong!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Jay Woodman
“I'm a fallible human being - but if I were to react to that knowledge with fear/defensiveness then how would I move forward?”
Jay Woodman

Jay Woodman
“I have to accept that difficult stuff happens & there’s no point in getting worked up about it. I'm a fallible human being....”
Jay Woodman

“Choose to see the 'good' in a person rather than pondering over the 'bad' ;human beings are but fallible....”
Henrietta Newton Martin

“Vincent Marc Hoherz on infallibility.

The only way to infallibility is to confess to one's fallibility.”
Vincent Marc Hoherz, Forever shall we be, eternally.

Sylvia Plath
“But perhaps the most overlooked feature of her life was that she was human, and therefore fallible.”
Sylvia Plath, Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It might not be about perfection. Rather, it may be that that which is imperfect is that which has the most character.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ken Liu
“The emperor is just a man, after all.”
Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

Stewart Stafford
“Organised religion is a contradiction in terms - it's the fallible meeting the infallible. Any earthly, bureaucratic representation of a higher power will prove to be inherently problematic.”
Stewart Stafford

Richard Dawkins
“Parsimony is always in the forefront of a scientist's mind when choosing between theories, but it isn't always obvious how to judge it.”
Richard Dawkins, The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution