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Correction Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Correction

Please enjoy these Correction Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Wisdom

A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel,
full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues,
and of correction of vices, of the end of this life,
and of the life to come.
- John Jewel

The correction of silence is what kills;
when you know you have transgressed,
and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

 

The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity
of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors,
that I should otherwise have done.
- Zebulon Pike

I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms
of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations,
with an appropriate correction for distance.
- Charles Francis Richter

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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If someone doesn't know their Old Testament,
they don't know right doctrine, right correction,
and they can't be equipped for good works.
- Randall Terry

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

The Epistle is a correction of profession without life,
and most valuable in this respect.
- John Nelson Darby

Because we are continually growing in the Lord,
preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction.
- Benny Hinn

If we ask a vague question, such as,
'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer,
such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,'
or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
- A. R. Ammons

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
- Hosea Ballou

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction
to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
- Alvin Toffler

If the children are untaught,
their ignorance and vices will in future life
cost us much dearer in their consequences
than it would have done in their
correction by a good education.
- Thomas Jefferson

If, during the course of the game, it be discovered
that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces,
the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made,
without penalty.
- Howard Staunton

Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first
time of the refraction of stellar light,
has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy,
whereas nothing is required but an easily effected
and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
- Ernst Mach

Laws and customs may be creative of vice;
and should be therefore perpetually under process of
observation and correction:
but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue:
they may encourage and help to preserve it;
but they cannot originate it.
- Harriet Martineau

Wherefore the race being not to the swift,
etc.
but time and chance happening to all men,
I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid,
of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
- William Petty

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the
changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime,
there is still room to advance and to promote correction
of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The members of such a society consider that the transgression
of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties,
and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the
delinquent to divine correction.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up.
I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself.
You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself,
or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're
doing it from a position of correction.
- Kevyn Aucoin

I was involved in the color correction and the digital color correction.
In an odd way, you end up making a film many times-the DVD,
the archival record of a high-definition master,
and so on.
- John Dykstra

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast.
Delay only compounds mistakes.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
- Chuck Palahniuk

You check to see the facts are correct where business
is concerned but if I read everything that was written about me,
I'd end up feeling totally insecure about myself.
- Elle Macpherson

My forehead is sometimes too high, but bangs could correct this.
- Marie Windsor

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light.
It will enable you to live pleasantly,
to do good, and, when summoned away,
to leave without regret.
- Robert E. Lee

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
- Loretta Young

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

Their argument, and I think it's a correct one,
is that they'll make more money from the trades and
the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
- Mark Millar

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will
establish a reputation as an expert.
- Laurence J. Peter

It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct,
that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire
his weapons will only grow with time.
- Charles Krauthammer

Sometimes when, you know, God tries to correct you
in private and if you don't catch it he'll correct you in public.
- Star Jones

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
- John Clare

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

The correct description is that we try every day to
become more humble when we talk about divinity,
we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be.
- John Templeton

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

I was a militant smoker, and in my case,
I think I particularly used smoking because what I
felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking.
- Joe Eszterhas

We must correct the problems and inequities in the
way we conduct and decide elections in the United States.
- Tom Daschle

See everything, overlook a great deal,
correct a little.
- Pope John XXIII

I'm very much a humanist.
I'm very much pro-choice.
I'm very much politically correct.
- Sandra Bernhard

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

What I said about John was that he liberated me from
my anxieties about writing in a correct,
acceptable way.
- Harry Mathews

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure,
but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions
so that they are most favorable to you.
- William Frederick Book

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure,
is to correct ourselves.
- Demosthenes

There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your
copy and those who say it's wonderful.
- Theodore White

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.
- Thomas Sprat

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the
greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good.
This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be
able to see it in that light.
- Henry S. Haskins

Now they're getting so politically correct you can't
even stick your tongue out at somebody.
- Richard Petty

Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued
and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted
moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct.
- Robert Vaughan

A loafer always has the correct time.
- Kin Hubbard

It is better to be true to what you believe,
though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe,
even if that belief is correct.
- Anna Howard Shaw

Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am
strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights,
for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
- Benjamin F. Wade

Every day of my life, I feel fat.
It's not correct thinking in the natural,
normal human being's way of life.
- Angie Everhart

There is perhaps no surer mark of folly,
than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
- Henry Fielding

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

I saw Islam as the correct way to live,
and I chose to try to live that way.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party,
not just now but also in the past.
- Bela Kun

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
- Jane Austen

It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
- Titus Livius

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and
actions are in alignment with that which is true,
correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.
- Bryant H. McGill

Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
- Stephen Leacock

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire,
you can't be politically correct when you do that.
- John Cusack


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