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date: 30 May 2023

Carveth Read 1848–1931
English philosopher 

  1. It is better to be vaguely right than exactly wrong.
    often wrongly attributed to J. M. Keynes in the form ‘It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong’
    Logic, Deductive and Inductive (1898)