Quote by J. K. Rowling
The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
This quote suggests that even the finest individuals may occasionally have to retract their statements or admit their mistakes. It acknowledges that everyone, regardless of their intelligence, experience, or correctness, can fall short or be proven wrong at times. It highlights the humble nature of self-reflection, emphasizing the importance of learning from such experiences and recognizing that no one is infallible. It serves as a reminder for the importance of humility and personal growth, even for those considered the best among us.
If on the other hand we found even one reader to whom the cheap little book with its double columns and the lurid daub on its cover had been a lifelong delight, who had read and reread it, who would notice, and object, if a single word were changed, then, however little we could see in it ourselves and however it was despised by our friends and colleagues, we should not date to put it beyond the pale.