wrong, wrong, wrong

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 23:55:15 -0800

The most important reason to listen to critics is: you might be wrong.
---Robin Hanson

Bethink ye, by the bowels of Christ, ye may be wrong!
---Oliver Cromwell (more or less)

On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!],
`Pray, Mr.Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will
the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend
the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
---Charles Babbage

There's a wisdom in the teachings of the old familiar songs,
and a sorrow in repeating all the old familiar wrongs,
and a lesson to be learned, though I've known all along.
---Janis Ian

We must make it clear that tolerance does not mean neutrality between
love and cruelty, between peace and violence, between right and wrong.
---Robert Dole 95/5/31

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
---Clarence Darrow

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but
names very readily transferable to that or this: the only right is what
is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it....
---Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Self-Reliance"

That theory is worthless. It isn't even wrong!
---Wolfgang Pauli [quoted by Marvin Minsky]