Quotations on Fault

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People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Romance, People, Fault, Horror, Obsession, Paranoia)

At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, People, African, Fault, Majority, Reality)

A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Mother, Wife, Fault, Man, Misfortune)

God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: Forgiveness, God, Adultery, Fault, Man, Responsibility)

The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, Fault, Today, Uncertainty)

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Cure, Fault, Laughter, Vanity)

And I know this happens because I took economics, and I'd explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o'clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye.
- Lewis Black
(Keywords: Economics, Eye, Fault, Nothing)

I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given.
- Dennis C. Blair
(Keywords: Time, Decisions, Fault, Past, Will)

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Life, Being, Fault, Living, Prison)

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Friendship, Gratitude, Error, Fault, Listening)

A woman should say: "Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?" If he does, then it's the wife's fault because she is not trying to make him happy.
- Barbara Cartland
(Keywords: Love, Wife, Bed, Fault, Trying, Woman)

They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: Truth, Fault, Pretty, Project, World)

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
- Ty Cobb
(Keywords: Business, Fault, Feet, First, Hurt, Right, Rules)

I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Blame, Exercise, Fault, May)

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Keywords: Change, Fault, Greed, Will)

Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: People, Failure, Fault, Heaven)

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.
- James Dean
(Keywords: Work, Fault, Kids, Parents)

Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault, I look at usually scripts as a whole. I should probably pay more attention to the character that I'm going to play and what they do.
- Cameron Diaz
(Keywords: Character, Attention, Fact, Fault, Play)

In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks I'm nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. It's not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment.
- Andrew Eldritch
(Keywords: Work, People, Beginning, Fault, First)

We may not like our times or many aspects of the time we live in but that is not the fault of art as such.
- David Elliott
(Keywords: Art, Time, Fault, May)

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus
(Keywords: Anger, Fault, Forget, Man, Study, Will)

I've often thought that my lack of intimacy with those around me is the fault of those around me.
- Luke Ford
(Keywords: Thought, Fault, Intimacy)

In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
- Luke Ford
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Fault, Right, Unemployment)

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Wife, Fault, Faults)

It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Keywords: Men, Fault, Mathematicians, Mathematics, May, Occupation)

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Keywords: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault.
- Arlo Guthrie
(Keywords: America, Fault, Globalization, Greed)

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Keywords: Positive, Fault, Merit)

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
- Katharine Hepburn
(Keywords: Change, Father, Blame, Brothers, Fault, School, Sisters, Teachers)

No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Being, Blame, Dying, Fault, Misfortune, World)

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: People, Ability, Desire, Fault, Literature)

You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: War, Blame, Fault, Theory, Vietnam)

The fact that it wasn't tells me that we've got a much more fundamental problem of understanding what went wrong, and we've got to figure out what was there. And that's what I call fundamental fault analysis.
- David Kay
(Keywords: Fact, Fault, Understanding, Wrong)

I think the aim - and certainly the aim of what I've tried to do since leaving - is not political and certainly not a witch hunt at individuals. It's to try to direct our attention at what I believe is a fundamental fault analysis that we must now examine.
- David Kay
(Keywords: Attention, Fault, Now)

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Men, Desire, Fault, Will)

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac
(Keywords: Crime, Fault, Indifference, Moderation)

Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent's can destroy the entire beauty of the game.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Fault, Play)

The German experience, as you can see, did move me very much. Seeing that terrible destruction and seeing the miserable state of the people, how they had been beaten down by the war through no fault of their own probably.
- James Laughlin
(Keywords: War, Experience, People, Destruction, Fault, State)

Of course in war all madnesses come out in a man, that is the fault of war not of a man or a nation.
- Frieda Lawrence
(Keywords: War, Fault, Man, Nation)

Isn't it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it's we who led our parents on to bear us, and it's our unborn children who make our flesh itch.
- T. E. Lawrence
(Keywords: Children, Fault, Parents)

If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it.
- Stephen Leacock
(Keywords: Life, Day, Fault, School)

For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
- Haniel Long
(Keywords: Change, Mother, God, Heart, Baby, Fault, Man, Support, Woman)

A major fault, for example, is the fact that, along with the materialist principle, Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas.
- Trofim Lysenko
(Keywords: Ideas, Evolution, Example, Fact, Fault, Theory)

Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
- John Mellencamp
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Care, Depression, Fault, First, Future, Sky, Unemployment)

Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.
- Kelly Millar
(Keywords: Virtue, Fault, Self)

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: Deep, Errors, Fault, Sensibility, Taste)

Now I can see I was at fault for not being more considerate, but when we were doing the show I didn't think it was my job to be considerate to other people.
- Ron Moody
(Keywords: People, Being, Fault, Job, Now)

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers.
- Robin Morgan
(Keywords: Women, Fathers, Fault, Mothers, Sexism)

The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed.
- John Mortimer
(Keywords: Children, Fault, Succeed)

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney
(Keywords: Conversation, Fault, Regret, Responsibility)



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