Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.
Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken.
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
To get the full value of joy
You must have someone to divide it with.
After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve
in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden
with her than inside it without her.
So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
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.
If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it.
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