At half-past two o'clock of a moonlit morning in March, I was awakened by a tremendous earthquake, and though I hadn't ever before enjoyed a storm of this sort, the strange thrilling motion could not be mistaken, and I ran out of my cabin, both glad and frightened, shouting, "A noble earthquake! A noble earthquake" feeling sure I was going to learn something.
He replied that I must needs be Mistaken, or that I said the thing which was not. (For they have no word in their language to express lying or falsehood.)jonathan swift
The demands of a free populace, too, are very seldom harmful to liberty, for they are due either to the populace being oppressed or to the suspicious that it is going to be oppressed... and, should these impressions be false, a remedy is provided in the public platform on which some man of standing can get up, appeal to the crowd, and show that it is Mistaken. And though, as Tully remarks, the populace may be ignorant, it is capable of grasping the truth and readily yields when a man, worthy of confidence, lays the truth before it.
Before we can try to remould society intelligently, we must understand its functioning; we must realise that, even when we believe that we understand it, we may be Mistaken. What we must learn to understand is that human civilisation has a life of its own, that all our efforts to improve things must operate within a working whole which we cannot entirely control, and the operation of whose forces we can hope merely to facilitate and assist so far as we can understand them.friedrich hayek
A mistake, as it seems to me, is none the less a mistake because it is made deliberately in the pursuance of a Mistaken intention.
We should learn never to interpret duty by success. The opposition which assails us in the course of obedience is no evidence that we are Mistaken.
Once while waiting at Auckland airport, Lange insisted on buying himself a newspaper and joined a queue at a newsstand. The woman in front of him turned around and said, "Good God!" Lange replied affably, "No madam, you are Mistaken. I have never made that claim."david lange
They must find it hard to take Truth for authority who have so long Mistaken Authority for Truth.gerald massey
In living literature no person is a competent judge but of works written in his own language . I have expressed my opinion concerning a number of English writers; it is very possible that I may be Mistaken, that my admiration and my censure may be equally misplaced, and that my conclusions may appear impertinent and ridiculous on the other side of the Channel.françois-rené de chateaubriand