Quotes by defect

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  • Werner Herzog
    Werner Herzog
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    For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
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    General, man is very useful.
    He can fly and he can kill.
    But he has one defect:
    He can think.
    Source: Poems, 1913-1956
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
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    General, your tank
    is a powerful vehicle
    it smashes down forests
    and crushes a hundred men.
    but it has one defect:
    it needs a driver.
    Source: Poems, 1913-1956
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    He has not a single redeeming defect.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
    Anthony Robbins
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    If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
    James Russell Lowell
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    If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
    Source: Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
    Horace Mann
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    Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
    Source: Sceptical Essays
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    The most heated defenders of a science, who cannot endure the slightest sneer at it, are commonly those who have not made very much progress in it and are secretly aware of this defect.
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