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.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
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.
When 99% of people doubt your idea, you're either gravely wrong or about to make history.
I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
[on Richard Wagner] A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
Unfortunately, I've never been mistaken as Johnny Depp.
I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good.
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so.
It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.
Unless I am very much mistaken...I AM very much mistaken...!
No one is offended at not seeing everything; but one does not like to be mistaken, and that perhaps arises from the fact that man naturally cannot see everything, and that naturally he cannot err in the side he looks at, since the perceptions of our senses are always true.
So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
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.
When two people are really happy about one another one can generally assume they are mistaken.
It's lap 26 of 58, which unless I'm very much mistaken is half way.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
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