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To say truth, nothing is more erroneous than the common observation, that men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome when they are drunk, are very worthy persons when they are sober: for drink, in reality, doth not reverse nature, or create passions in men which did not exist in them before.
We may hold that the beliefs that constitute knowledge are distinguished from such as are erroneous or uncertain by properties which are intrinsic either to single beliefs or to systems of beliefs, being in either case discoverable without reference to outside fact.
We believe that our beliefs are sometimes erroneous, and we wish to be able to select a certain class of beliefs which are never erroneous.
So few think of reading Church history, that erroneous notions deliberately sown among the people lead them to condemn the Church; yet the Church has been a pattern of perfect government such as men seek to establish to-day.
It is his business to ascertain the tendency of erroneous notions popularly held, to see the exact direction in which the ideas of a nation are tending; he labors for the future rather than for the present, and for the rising generation rather than for the one that is passing away.
They rightly claimed that "Tom" was lawfully their property and had been so for eight years; that they had already lost sufficiently in being deprived of his services during that long period, and ought not to be required to add anything to that loss; that if he had been delivered up to them in the first place, they would have sold him and he could not have murdered Judge Driscoll; therefore it was not that he had really committed the murder, the guilt lay with the erroneous inventory.
.And because I observed, besides, that an inquiry of this kind was of all others of the greatest moment, and one in which precipitancy and anticipation in judgment were most to be dreaded, I thought that I ought not to approach it till I had reached a more mature age (being at that time but twenty-three), and had first of all employed much of my time in preparation for the work, as well by eradicating from my mind all the erroneous opinions I had up to that moment accepted, as by amassing variety of experience to afford materials for my reasonings, and by continually exercising myself in my chosen method with a view to increased skill in its application.
It has been shown, that the other confederacies which could be consulted as precedents have been vitiated by the same erroneous principles, and can therefore furnish no other light than that of beacons, which give warning of the course to be shunned, without pointing out that which ought to be pursued.
The Japanese government Tuesday criticized a controversial book on alleged atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army in Nanjing during the Sino-Japanese war as ''inaccurate'' and ''erroneous.''
The report concluded that neither the bank that had made the reporting error nor persons connected with it, the Board, or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York had improperly and knowingly profited from the erroneous estimates or revision of the erroneous money supply estimates.
Heckman says, "We explicitly asked that FDA clarify the language in the Preamble to reflect the fact that a company may continue to determine on its own whether a package or packaging component may reasonably be expected to migrate to food." Regardless of FDA's intention, Heckman says, if the agency does not clarify the Preamble, it could cause "a significant change in how the marketplace reacts to colorants and perhaps all packaging components." This is because an erroneous perception by packaging users might lead them to request only materials approved in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The new rules will affect wire transfers in two of the most important areas left unclear by current law: fraudulent transfers and erroneous transfers.
The main factors HCFA considered in determining how a laboratory test would be classified are the degree of risk of harm to the patient if the test is performed incorrectly, the complexity of the method required to perform and/or interpret the test, and the likelihood of erroneous results.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 02 (ANI): BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that the Government needs Supreme Court permission to use the land for the construction of Ram temple 'was erroneous'.
A former elections commissioner said erroneous claims made by the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos were not helping boost his electoral protest case.