Quotes and Sayings about Faults



"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
(Related: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults."
- Antisthenes
(Related: 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
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"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."
- Billy Barty
(Related: History, Dreams, People, Faults)

"I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Faults)

"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Faults, Friends, Man)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Life, Faults)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

"Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Faults)

"Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Faults, Forget)

"Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on."
- Les Brown
(Related: Faults, Mistakes)

"If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Faults)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)

"Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Faults, Man, Repentance)

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Faults)

"Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Egotism, Faults)

"Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Faults, Self)

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

"Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Country, EnglFaults, Will)

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

"Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Constitution, Faults)

"I tolerate my faults but not at all other people's."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: People, Faults)

"The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: 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
(Related: Change, Faults, Moon, Sun)

"We are more tied to our faults than to our virtues."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Faults)

"The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: 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
(Related: America, Faults, Hell, May, Mistakes)

"It's easy to see the faults in people I know; it's hardest to see the good. Especially when the good isn't there."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: People, Faults)

"There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Faults, Heroes)

"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
(Related: Music, Hope, Faults, Will)

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

"Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Faults, Friends, Will)

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

"Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Faults, Man, Needs)

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

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

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

"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Beginning, Faults, First)

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

"Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Discontent)

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

"I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Men, Being, Faults)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: America, Country, Faults, Sun)

"And you yourself always be seated at the middle fo the high table that your presence as lord or lady may appear openly to all, and that you may plainly see on either side all the service and all the faults."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Faults, Lady, May, Service)

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

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

"Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Lie, Faults)

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

"While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one."
- Horace
(Related: Faults, Fools)

"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."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Sympathy, Faults)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Trust, Soul, Friend, Faults, Man, Woman)

"I have a list a mile long of faults that sometimes bring me to my knees in self-hatred."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Faults, Self)

"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
(Related: God, Danger, Duty, Faults, Mistakes)

"I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Faults, Film)

"I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting than people who are perfect."
- Spike Lee
(Related: People, Faults)

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

"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."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Faults)

"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
(Related: Business, Men, Work, Faults, Honor, Spirit, World)

"If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Faults)

"Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him - with kindness or roughness as his case may demand."
- John McGraw
(Related: Faults, Kindness, Man, May, Skin)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

"Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Strength, Faults)

"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
(Related: Love, Friend, Correction, Faults, Practice)

"If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Faults, Justification, Nothing, Value)

"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
(Related: Happiness, People, Hope, America, Faults, Mankind, Sense, Want)

"I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work for him despite my deficiencies."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Work, Faults)

"Focus on remedies, not faults."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Faults, Focus, Remedies)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, Friend, Character, Enemy, Faults, Friends, Reflection)

"Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?"
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Faults)

"Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Faults, Parents, Psychiatry)

"The essence of a man is found in his faults."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Faults, Man)

"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
(Related: Men, Faults, Habits, Public)

"To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Faults, Revenge)

"Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind."
- Matthew Prior
(Related: Virtue, Blind, Faults)

"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
(Related: Effort, Faults, Mind, Worth)

"If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Faults, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Desire, Faults, Mind, Sincerity, Talking)

"We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Faults)

"We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Faults, Friends)

"We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Faults, Order)

"We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Faults)

"All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Faults)

"Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Faults)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Faults, Will)

"A husband without faults is a dangerous observer."
- George Savile
(Related: HusbFaults)

"Every man has his faults; I have and so have you - you will allow me to say so!"
- Clara Schumann
(Related: Faults, Man, 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
(Related: Love, Blind, Faults, Joy, Mind)

"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Faults)

"I must work hard to make my singing above reproach; there must be no faults which hard work would take care of."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Work, Care, Faults, Hard work, Singing)

"I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Church, Faults, Heaven, Hell, Saints, Will)

"The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Connection, Existence, Faults, Mystery)

"Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Greatness, Faults, Germany, Old, Symbol, Will)

"Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Greatness, EnglFaults, Germany, Old, Present, Worthiness)

"To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: God, Faults)

"Faults are beauties in a lover's eye."
- Theocritus
(Related: Eye, Faults)

"People accuse me of being Methody, but I'm not at all. The one thing I don't want people to see is me. I don't want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won't use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate."
- Kristin Scott Thomas
(Related: People, Being, Emotions, Faults, Want)

"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."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)

"We all have faults, and mine is being wicked."
- James Thurber
(Related: Being, Faults)

"Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Faults, Jealousy)

"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Greatness, Ability, America, Being, Faults, Lies, Nation)

"Of all the things I could know, my own faults and weaknesses are pretty much the most important."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Faults, Pretty)

"Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same."
- Voltaire
(Related: Love, Faults, Flies)

"Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults and virtues as members of the other races."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Faults)

"My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Detail, Faults, May)

"All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Candor, Faults, May)

"You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder."
- Xi Zhi
(Related: Faults)