Quotations on Faults

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Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Apology, Faults, Favorite, Nothing, Sin, Unconscious)

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson
(Keywords: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Enemies, Faults, First)

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Attention, Children, Faults, Help)

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Car, Faults, First, May)

When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong.
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Keywords: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill
(Keywords: Beauty, Fame, Faults, Sense, Want)

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Quality, Faults, Fool, Forget)

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Excess, Faults, Husbands, Wives)

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Change, Faults, Moon, Sun)

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Abuse, Ambition, American, Effect, Faults, Language, Simplicity, Want)

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
- e. e. cummings
(Keywords: America, Faults, Hell, May, Mistakes)

However, yes, especially as one gets older, you know, you really hope that your music will become more generally available, even though some of the performances might be riddled with faults.
- John Eaton
(Keywords: Music, Hope, Faults, Will)

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Keywords: Children, Faults, Parents)

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Affection, Faults, Heaven)

A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences.
- Louis Farrakhan
(Keywords: Brother, Faults, Struggle)

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
- Francois Fenelon
(Keywords: Complaining, Faults, Pleasure)

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Keywords: Fear, Cure, Faults, Shame)

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Courage, Faults, Resolution)

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Life, Beginning, Faults, First)

My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Keywords: Friend, Faults, Will)

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Keywords: People, Faults, May, Present, Thinking, World)

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Strength, Conscience, Faults, Justice)

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Virtue, Excellence, Faults, Vice)

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Eyes, Faults, Man)

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
- Dick Gregory
(Keywords: America, Country, Faults, Sun)

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
- Frank Harris
(Keywords: Age, Christianity, Faults, Journalism)

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Friend, Faults, Talk)

I may have many faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.
- Jimmy Hoffa
(Keywords: Being, Faults, May, Wrong)

It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.
- Alfred Jodl
(Keywords: Action, Character, Discipline, Army, Faults, Nation, Now, Opinion)

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Trust, Soul, Friend, Faults, Man, Woman)

We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.
- James Larkin
(Keywords: God, Danger, Duty, Faults, Mistakes)

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
- Doris Lessing
(Keywords: Love, Trust, Friend, Faults, Woman)

The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their - shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Business, Men, Work, Faults, Honor, Spirit, World)

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
- Lord Melbourne
(Keywords: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille
(Keywords: Love, Friend, Correction, Faults, Practice)

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.
- Ferdinand Mount
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Hope, America, Faults, Mankind, Sense, Want)

Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Evil, Fault, Faults, Illusion)

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Love, Friend, Character, Enemy, Faults, Friends, Reflection)

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch
(Keywords: Men, Faults, Habits, Public)

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
- Quintilian
(Keywords: Effort, Faults, Mind, Worth)

The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Body, Care, Danger, Faults, Mind, Skin, Will, Wounds)

Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: People, Faults, Merit)

The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Desire, Faults, Mind, Sincerity, Talking)

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little "personal characteristics."
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Thought, Faults, Man, Will)

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Time, Faults, Will)

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Love, Blind, Faults, Joy, Mind)



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