It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these; and, except a keen eye and appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is emphatically a machine: to the discontented, a taxing-machine; to the contented, a machine for securing property. Its duties and its faults are not those of a father, but of an active parish-constable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first time you see Winston Churchill you see all his faults and the rest of your life you spend discovering his virtues.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents shortcomings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By others faults the wise correct their own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People count the faults of those who keep them waiting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Confessed faults are half-mended.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfection.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better Those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescopeMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dan Hickey: Shrewed, honest, intelligent, moral; Adams overcame all these faults to become president of the united states.More [02/08/2006 12:02:00]
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.More [08/17/2006 12:08:00]
Lucy wanted me to be a little better, to show no faults at all. I don't think a man can change that late in life.More [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
My directing principle is to tone in with Tan Dunís music. Iíll adopt a dichotomy to demonstrate his (the emperorís) historic achievements and faults while probing into the loneliness as a king deep in his mind.More [12/09/2007 12:12:00]
Marcus Aurelius: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?
Commodus: Yes, father.
Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor.
Commodus: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
Marcus Aurelius: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again.
Marcus Aurelius: Yes. My decision disappoints you?
Commodus: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list. Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son.
Marcus Aurelius: Oh, Commodus. You go too far.
Commodus: I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud. One kind word, one full hug... where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight. Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that you hate so much?
Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus.
Commodus: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
Marcus Aurelius: [Marcus Aurelius gets down on his knees] Commodus. Your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come
[Gives Commodus a hug]
Commodus: [Commodus hugs Marcus and cries] Father. I would have butcher the whole world... if you would only love me!
[Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus while they hug, Marcus grunts]More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
King Henry V: If little faults proceeding on distemper shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye, when capital crimes, chewed, swallowed and digested appear before us?More [03/08/2008 12:03:00]
We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.More [04/30/2008 12:04:00]
To recognize one's faults requires intelligence; to admit them requires courage.
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Charles E. Boles:
I'll be generous about your faults if you'll be generous about mine.
Robbin' stagecoaches hardly comes under the heading of a minor vice.
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