„Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.“

—  George Soros, Context: On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy. On a personal level, I am a very critical person who looks for defects in myself as well as in others. But, being so critical, I am also quite forgiving. I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself. To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

George Soros photo
Publicidade
Albert Einstein photo

„I believe that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human problem—the most important of all human problems.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Context: It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropomorphic concept which I cannot take seriously. I feel also not able to imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere. My views are near to those of Spinoza: admiration for the beauty of and belief in the logical simplicity of the order and harmony which we can grasp humbly and only imperfectly. I believe that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human problem—the most important of all human problems. From a letter to Murray W. Gross (26 April 1947), p. 138

Lois McMaster Bujold photo
Brené Brown photo

„If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.“

—  Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Teresa of Ávila photo

„It is no small pity, and should cause us no little shame, that, through our own fault, we do not understand ourselves, or know who we are.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
Context: It is no small pity, and should cause us no little shame, that, through our own fault, we do not understand ourselves, or know who we are. Would it not be a sign of great ignorance, my daughters, if a person were asked who he was, and could not say, and had no idea who his father or mother was, or from what country he came? Though that is a great stupidity, our own is incomparably greater if we make no attempt to discover what we are, and only know that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are — those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty. All our interest is centred in the rough setting of the diamond and in the outer wall of the castle – that is to say in these bodies of ours. First Mansions, Ch. 1, as translated by E. Allison Peers (1961) p. 18

Salvador Dalí photo
Francis Bacon photo

„The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
Context: The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate. Aphorism 46

Publicidade
Osamu Dazai photo
Michel Bréal photo
Jim Al-Khalili photo
Swami Vivekananda photo
Publicidade
Anthony Robbins photo
Barack Obama photo
Milan Kundera photo
Próximo