Fault Quotes

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John Green
“there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Ashly Lorenzana
“The end of a relationship is not always a failure. Sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to save something. In these cases, it is not a matter of fault from either person. Some things cannot be, it's as simple as that.”
Ashly Lorenzana

John Green
“We live in a universe devoted to the creation, and eradication, of awareness. Augustus Waters did not die after a lengthy battle with cancer. He died after a lengthy battle with human consciousness, a victim - as you will be - of the universe's need to make and unmake all that is possible.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Vera Nazarian
“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

John Green
“Maybe 'Okay' will be our 'always'...”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Charlotte Eriksson
“I am not a broken heart.
I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything,
at any time,
and I am not your fault.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Lao Tzu
“A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“The world is full of men who want to be right, when actually the secret of a man's strength and his pathway to true honor is his ability to admit fault when he has failed. God wants to fill the church with men who can say they are wrong when THEY ARE WRONG. A man who is willing to humble himself before God and his family and say:"I was wrong." will find that his family has all the confidence in the world in him and will much more readily follow him. If he stubbornly refuses to repent or admit he was wrong, their confidence in him and in his leadership erodes.”
Jim Anderson, Unmasked: Exposing the Cultural Sexual Assault

Sun Tzu
“There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Lisa Samson
“There's enough grief in this world without always getting into whose fault it is.”
Lisa Samson, Hollywood Nobody

Natsume Sōseki
“Sometimes when I can no longer endure the strain, I beg him to tell me what is wrong with me and help me to correct it. Then he always says that I have nothing to correct, assuring me that it is he who is at fault. And I become sadder and sadder until I weep with the desire to know my fault.”
Natsume Soseki, Kokoro
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Madeleine L'Engle
“Come t'e' picciol fallo amaro morso! Dante. What grievous pain a little fault doth give thee!”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Robert Fanney
“It is the curse of the powerful to be blind to their own faults.”
Robert Fanney

Ntozake Shange
“i'm only human, & inadequacy is what makes us human, & if we was perfect we wdnt have nothin to strive for, so you might as well go on & forgive me pretty baby, cause i'm sorry”
Ntozake Shange, For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Israelmore Ayivor
“Do not rush to judge someone unless his/her fruits reveal the truth. However, don't forget; mostly, it's not the fault of the tree to produce bitter fruits. Sometimes, the soil determines that; blame the source! Deal with the soil! Don't deal with the tree! Other trees are there that the same soil can influence! Don't deal with your enemy, deal with the satan that sponsors them!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Marilynne Robinson
“To recognize our bias toward error should teach us modesty and reflection, and to forgive it should help us avoid the inhumanity of thinking we ourselves are not as fallible as those who, in any instance, seem most at fault. Science can give us knowledge, but it cannot give us wisdom. Nor can religion, until it puts aside nonsense and distraction and becomes itself again.”
Marilynne Robinson

Anita Brookner
“As a devil's advocate Mr Neville was faultless. And yet, she knew, there was a flaw in his reasoning, just as there was a flaw in his ability to feel.”
Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

Leo Tolstoy
“But really, why should you distress yourself? Whoever stirs up the past — out with his eye! Who is not a sinner before God and to blame before the Tsar, as the saying is?”
Leo Tolstoy, The Devil

Iris Murdoch
“But I've got a kind of misery that makes me blind and deaf. You wouldn't understand. You live in the open with all of you spread out around you. I'm mangled in a machine. Even to say it's my own fault doesn't mean anything.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch
“Oh, all right, perhaps it wasn't all your fault, I was just doomed from the start.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Awdhesh Singh
“It is in our nature that if someone points out our fault, we immediately resist and justify ourselves and try to prove the other person wrong by advancing logic and reasons that support our beliefs. If we don't have reasons to support our faith, we avoid any discussion and even ignore the person, but we try to always hold on to our beliefs. The only way we can change our belief is when we ourselves realise our mistakes.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Sinclair Lewis
“The tyranny of this dictatorship isn't primarily the fault of Big Business, nor of the demagogues who do their dirty work. It's the fault of Doremus Jessup! Of all the conscientious, respectable, lazy-minded Doremus Jessups who have let the demagogues wriggle in, without fierce enough protest.

"A few months ago I thought the slaughter of the Civil War, and the agitation of the violent Abolitionists who helped bring it on, were evil. But possibly they had to be violent, because easy-going citizens like me couldn't be stirred up otherwise. If our grandfathers had had the alertness and courage to see the evils of slavery and of a government conducted by gentlemen for gentlemen only, there wouldn't have been any need of agitators and war and blood.

"It's my sort, the Responsible Citizens who've felt ourselves superior because we've been well-to-do and what we thought was 'educated,' who brought on the Civil War, the French Revolution, and now the Fascist Dictatorship. It's I who murdered Rabbi de Verez. It's I who persecuted the Jews and the Negroes. I can blame no Aras Dilley, no Shad Ledue, no Buzz Windrip, but only my own timid soul and drowsy mind. Forgive, O Lord!

"Is it too late?”
Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here

Steven Magee
“If you were repeatedly taking your broken television to a repair shop for the same fault, you would be annoyed. Unfortunately, millions of sick people are having a similar experience with their doctors visits for their ailing health. Lots of visits for the same problems that never get fixed.”
Steven Magee

“The more good you can see, the more good you can get.”
Meir Ezra

“If there is a communication issue, it is not the fault of the other person but of both people.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

“Highs outweigh the lows when love is the scale on which faults are measured.”
VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

Geraldine Brooks
“I have come to think it is a fault in us, to credit what we give in such a case, and never to consider what must be given up in order to receive it. - Bethia Mayfield”
Geraldine Brooks, Caleb's Crossing

Richie Norton
“It’s your own fault if you’re living by default.”
Richie Norton

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