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  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
    François Fénelon
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    Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
  • Margaret Halsey
    Margaret Halsey
    American writer
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    Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
  • Jane Porter
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    I never yet heard man or woman much abused, that I was not inclined to think the better of them; and to transfer any suspicion or dislike to the person who appeared to take delight in pointing out the defects of a fellowcreature.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
  • Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry
    English poet and playwright 1907-2005
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    In our plain defects we already know the brotherhood of man.
  • Bainbridge Colby
    Bainbridge Colby
    American politician and attorney 1869-1950
    Bainbridge Colby
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    Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.
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