Faults Quotes

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Elizabeth Gaskell
“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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Perhaps, if you weren't so busy regarding my shortcomings, you'd find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be.  I notice when the sky is blue.  I smile down at children.  I laugh at any innocent attempt at humor.  I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own.  And I say 'I'm sorry' when you don't.  I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Shannon L. Alder
“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
Shannon L. Alder

François de La Rochefoucauld
“We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.”
Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“Do not be concerned with the faults of other persons. Do not see others' faults with a hateful mind. There is an old saying that if you stop seeing others' faults, then naturally seniors and venerated and juniors are revered. Do not imitate others' faults; just cultivate virtue. Buddha prohibited unwholesome actions, but did not tell us to hate those who practice unwholesome actions.”
Zen Master Dogen

L. Frank Baum
“As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other's faults.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

Haruki Murakami
“My biggest fault is that the faults I was born with grow bigger each year.”
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

George Sand
“Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless – one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her."

(Letter, 17 June 1837)
George Sand, The Intimate Journal

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Kahlil Gibran
“Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.”
Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam

“Of this one thing make sure against your dying day - that your faults die before you do.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Jerome K. Jerome
“It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch one another and find sympathy. We differ widely enough in our nobler qualities. It is in our follies that we are at one.”
Jerome K. Jerome, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Nader Ebrahimi
“روزگارى، غريبه اى را ديدم كه در صحرا گم شده بود. از او پرسيدم كه كجا مى خواهد برود؟ گفت كه خودش راه را بلد است. باور مى كنى كه غريبه در آن صحرا مُرد، حال آن كه در نزديكى او چوپانى گله اش را مى چراند؟
اشتباه كردن گناه نيست؛ بر سرِ اشتباه پاى فشردن جرم است.”
نادر ابراهیمی, آتش بدون دود کتاب دوم: درخت مقدس

Maggie Stiefvater
“Strange what love taught you about your
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Eric Metaxas
“He well knew his mind's natural tendency to be endlessly on a thousand subjects at once, to flit from this to that and to the next thing to no particular purpose--indeed, he called it his "butterfly mind.”
Eric Metaxas, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

Samuel Johnson
“men do not suspect faults which they do not commit”
Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
“No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion, than the negligence with which men overlook their own faults, however flagrant, and the easiness with which they pardon them, however frequently repeated.”
Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

Linda Berdoll
“Because he has never forgiven himself any fault, he can forgive no one else's.”
Linda Berdoll, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues

François de La Rochefoucauld
“Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.”
La Rochefoucauld

Wilkie Collins
“But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Jay Woodman

The world is full of confusion and contradiction. We cannot expect to do anything that is absolutely right. We can only measure rightness by the truth within ourselves. And our own truth will never be quite the same as somebody else's. I wish that I could touch you and be sure that it was the right thing to do. I only want to touch you briefly. Just once so that you will know. We are flesh and blood and full of faults. But we are also full of warmth. The world is full of confusion but there is compassion in its midst. communication via simple touch can transmit so much of us in just one minute. Like a painting or a piece of music. I want to touch your soul. I only wish I could be sure it was the right thing to do.”
Jay Woodman, SPAN

Paul Brunton
“Such excessive preoccupation with his faults is not a truly spiritual activity but, on the contrary, a highly egoistic one.The recognition of his own faults should make a man humbler, when it is beneficial, not prouder, which the thought that he ought to have been above these faults makes him.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Roman Payne
“I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.)... 'I spoke to three scholars,' [the character says 'at last.'] ...two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]' ...I can see that he's excited. [narrator]' ...Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.(Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.)Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho ... Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation—none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else—suggests that he is not happy!”
Roman Payne

Oliver Goldsmith
“Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.”
Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

Christopher Hitchens
To what faults do you feel most indulgent? To the ones that arise from urgent material needs.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Susan Andersen
“Only you could take one of my worst character faults and turn it into a virtue.”
Susan Andersen, Baby, Don't Go

“The faults of the superior man are like the eclipses of the sun and moon. He has his faults, and all men see them; he changes, and all men look up to him.”
Confucius, Confucian Analects, The Great Learning The Doctrine of the Mean

“You'll notice you don't have both feet on the ground when you don't have any friends around”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

“May I view my difficulties with the eyes of faith and others faults with the eyes of grace”
Shawn Craig, Between Sundays: A Year of Transforming Devotionals for the Toughest Days of Your Week

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often what I dislike in others is more about what I am and less about what I dislike in them. Therefore, if I make the changes in myself I’m less likely to criticize the the faults in another.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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