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There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
Charles de Gaulle
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.
The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.
Nicaragua is fast becoming a terrorist country club.
The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
William Jennings Bryan
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
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