Error is a hardy plant; it flourisheth in every soil;
In the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and foolish;
For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth;
Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use.

Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889) English poet
“Of Truth in Things False,” Proverbial Philosophy (1838-49)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 22-Sep-11
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