2.02.2015

Quote of the Day – Slings and Errors Edition


[E]rror is an essential part of any real intellectual pursuit....

[Y]ou do not have to pretend to be smarter than you are. And when you have made the error of pretending to be smarter, or when you simply have been wrong, you can say so and you can say it straight—without self-apology, without self-justifying garnish, without "if I have offended"....

Honesty demands not just that you accept your errors, but that your errors are integral to developing a rigorous sense of study. I have found this to be true in, well, just about everything in life. 

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