Human Error Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Man has been reared by his errors: first he never saw himself other than imperfectly, second he attributed to himself imaginary qualities, third he felt himself in a false order of rank with animal and nature, fourth he continually invented new tables of values and for a time took each of them to be eternal and unconditional...If one deducts the effect of these four errors, one has also deducted away humanity, humaneness, and 'human dignity'.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, A Nietzsche Reader

William Landay
“A jury verdict is just a guess - a well-intentioned guess, generally, but you simply cannot tell fact from fiction by taking a vote.”
William Landay, Defending Jacob

William Landay
“The human element in any system is always prone to error. Why should the courts be any different? They are not. Our blind trust in the system is the product of ignorance....”
William Landay, Defending Jacob

Friedrich Nietzsche
“What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind?--They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, A Nietzsche Reader

Barbara Kingsolver
“What there is in this world, I think, is a tendency for human errors to level themselves like water throughout their sphere of influence. That's pretty much the whole of what I can say, looking back. There's the possibility of balance. Unbearable burdens that the world somehow does bear with a certain grace.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

John Scalzi
“[I]t was designed to operate with minimal assistance from humans, who were without exception the moving part most likely to fail.”
John Scalzi, The End of All Things

“Original sin and conscious awareness of human fallibility is the perpetual agent of transformation in human affairs. Humankind’s behavior is pathological; it is an admixture of instinct and reason, kindness and cruelty, immorality and seeking redemption.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Javier Merizalde
“Sometimes a man cannot live up to the best idea he dared to have”
Javier Merizalde

Stewart Stafford
“A mistake is an experience, choice or concept it is necessary for us to have or make in order to evolve beyond it. Errors can be the launchpad of great ideas.”
Stewart Stafford

Chuck Palahniuk
“I want to do a line of toys called ‘The Better Tomorrow Toys.’ They’re going to be designed so that if a child had an IQ below a certain level, they wouldn’t survive the toy. So you weed out the gene pool at a young age. Stupid kids are not nearly as dangerous as stupid adults, so let’s take them out when they’re young. I know it sounds cruel, but it’s a reasonable expectation.”

He laughs and says, “Of course that’s all a joke. Just like the line of toys I want to do for blind kids, called ‘Out of Sight Toys’ …”
Chuck Palahniuk

Michael Whone
“Anything ever written needs a disclaimer.”
Michael Whone , Winter Lyric

Edgar Allan Poe
“I would here observe that very much of what is rejected as evidence by a court, is the best of evidence to the intellect. For the court, guiding itself by the general principles of evidence- the recognized and booked principles- is averse from swerving at particular instances. And this steadfast adherence to principle, with rigorous disregard of the conflicting exception, is a sure mode of attaining the maximum of attainable truth, in any long sequence of time. The practice, in mass, is therefore philosophical; but it is not the less certain that it engenders vast individual error ("A theory based on the qualities of an object, will prevent its being unfolded according to its objects; and he who arranges topics in reference to their causes, will cease to value them according to their results. Thus the jurisprudence of every nation will show that, when law becomes a science and a system, it ceases to be justice. The errors into which a blind devotion to principles of classification has led the common law, will be seen by observing how often the legislature has been obliged to come forward to restore the equity its scheme had lost."- Landor.)”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt