Franklin’s wisdom for US: Honor is lost when a mistake, once known, is not corrected.
An error should be rectified as soon as it is discovered, Franklin wrote, in order to maintain both honor and dignity. And both are lost when the person or organization persists in the error once known.
Franklin’s call to action for US: Elect officials who are humble enough to admit mistakes and correct their errors.
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“It is the persisting in an error, not the correcting it, that lessens the honor of any man or body of men.”