Top 35 Quotes About Being Mistaken

#1. Even the incorruptible are corruptible if they cannot accept the possibility of being mistaken.
Infallibility is a sin in any man.
All laws can be broken and are.

Craig Ferguson

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#2. Nothing in all those "O swan" poems had ever mentioned that they hissed. Or resented being mistaken for felines. Or bit.

Connie Willis

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#3. Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken.

Humphry Davy

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#4. Trend-setters are members of upper classes who adopt the styles of lower classes to differentiate themselves from middle classes, who wouldn't be caught dead in lower-class styles because they're the ones in danger of being mistaken for them.

Steven Pinker

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#5. I would have far more fear of being mistaken, and of finding that the Christian religion was true, than of not being mistaken in believing it true.

Blaise Pascal

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#6. I like being mistaken for someone useful.

Helen Humphreys

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#7. It was an archaic expression of friendship by an undisciplined man in an age when most men seemed in mortal fear of being mistaken for pansies for even a split second.

Kurt Vonnegut

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#8. On that trip it was my good fortune to be wrong; being mistaken is the essence of the traveler's tale.

Paul Theroux

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#9. When entering on new ground we must not be afraid to express even risky ideas so as to stimulate research in all directions. As Priestley put it, we must not remain inactive through false modesty based on fear of being mistaken.

Claude Bernard

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#10. Many lesbians were so far in the closet they were in danger of being mistaken for garment bags.

Rita Mae Brown

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#11. Is questionable whether any man quite relishes being mistaken for any other man;

Charles Dickens

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#12. That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.

Joseph Glanvill

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#13. I think that anybody who thinks science is going to explain everything in biological systems, or in physical cosmology, et cetera, is actually mistaken, because I think within science - if correctly understood - those claims are not being made.

George Coyne

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#14. Gibson Goode to Archy: You're just being stubborn now. Stubbornness in the service of a mistaken notion is a vanity and a sin.

Michael Chabon

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#15. We never know how strongly we cling to objects until they are taken away, and he who thinks htat he is attached to nothing, is frequently grandly mistaken, being bound to a thousand things, unknown to himself.

Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon

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#16. Justice consists in seeing that no harm is done to men. Whenever a man cries inwardly: 'Why am I being hurt?' harm is being done to him. He is often mistaken when he tries to define the harm, and why and by whom it is being inflicted on him. But the cry itself is infallible.

Simone Weil

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#17. Anyone who believes that the eternal question of war and peace in Europe is no longer there risks being deeply mistaken.

Jean-Claude Juncker

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#18. But then I had long mistaken being spoiled for being strong, being defiant for being independent, being reckless for being brave.

Tami Hoag

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#19. Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.

Warren Beatty

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#20. You have mistaken being alone with loneliness. So I'm fine. Thank you for asking.


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#21. I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I'm good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language.

Harry Mathews

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#22. Just like you mistook lust for love, you have mistaken with being alone for loneliness. So I'm fine. Thanks for asking.


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#23. If I have taken the word, by any reason, it has been because I think it is grave to kill men, under the pretext that they are mistaken on the interpretation of some point, for we know that even the chosen ones are not exempt from sometimes being wrong.

Michael Servetus

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#24. Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being ... Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.

David Steindl-Rast

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#25. Nevertheless, his very superiority kept him from being a success in college
the independence was mistaken for egotism, and the refusal to accept Yale standards with the proper awe seemed to belittle all those who had.

F Scott Fitzgerald

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#26. If a girl wasn't loved a little bit, without the depth of affection that might at least be mistaken for love, she was being used, and no one was the better for being used

Dean Koontz

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#27. Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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#28. To discover to the world something which deeply concerns it, and of which it was previously ignorant; to prove to it that it had been mistaken on some vital point of temporal or spiritual interest, is as important a service as a human being can render to his fellow creatures.

John Stuart Mill

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#29. We are disclosing animals, wired for unburdening. It's what we do as a species. When I am being told, I listen, mindful of the honor, remembering all the while that the shore would be mistaken to believe that the waves lap up against him because he is so beautiful.

David Rakoff

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#30. The difference between virtuality and life is very simple. In a construct you know everything is being run by an all-powerful machine. Reality doesn't offer this assurance, so it's very easy to develop the mistaken impression that you're in control.

Richard K. Morgan

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#31. I hate when being kind and silly is mistaken for weakness. Then I have to correct them and it's a lot of hassle and I can't be nice to them again.

L.B. Scott

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#32. One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids.

Bill Crawford

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#33. People are mistaken when they think chasing your dream is a selfish thing to do. As if perhaps being average is an act of humility. As if perhaps wasting the talents you were given is proof that you're a considerate individual.
It's not.

Jon Acuff

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#34. in a rash moment he decided to lie his way to the truth. If he wasn't mistaken, Ellen Magnusson had had very little experience with the police. She would assume that they searched for the truth by being honest themselves. She was the one who would lie, not the police.

Henning Mankell

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#35. Being made merely in the image of God but not otherwise resembling him enough to be mistaken by anybody but a very near sighted person.

Mark Twain

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