49 quotes about Faults
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Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
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The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
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The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
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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.
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Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.
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When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
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He has not a single redeeming defect.
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A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
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Don't find fault, find a remedy.
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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
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A good garden may have some weeds.
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A fault is sooner found than mended.
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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.
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Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
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There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
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Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
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Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
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It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.
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It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
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I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.
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While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
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Bad people excuse their faults; wise people leave them.
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Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
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We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.
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Only the great can afford to have great defects.
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If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.
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Fools can find fault, but they can't act anymore wisely.
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Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.
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Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
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It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
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Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
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Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
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The essence of a man is found in his faults.
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No one is worse, for knowing the worst of themselves.
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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
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Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
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Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
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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.
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The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
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Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfection.
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They say men are molded out of faults, and for the most, become much more the better; for being a little bad. [Measure For Measure]
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Men's faults to themselves seldom appear.
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Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
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Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.
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A spirit to find fault is an enemy to your peace and comfort, and also to the happiness of those around you. It is the key to your destruction.
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When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope
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A fault that humbles a man is of greater value than a virtue that puffs him up.
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We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.
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None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
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