Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is … and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.
I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All the greater is my pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate.
Science is an enterprise of human beings, so there are all sorts of jealousies and rivalries and unwillingness to admit mistakes. But the great advantage is that the culture of science is opposed to these frailties, and the collective enterprise of science undoes them. We give our highest rewards to those who disprove the contentions […]
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
The naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument.
Just as philosophy is the study of other people’s misconceptions, so history is the study of other people’s mistakes.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (“Dilbert”)