Quotes by failings
Quotes 1 till 15 of 18.
English-born American actor 1904-1986
Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
English economist 1826-1877
An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
Augustus William Hare
Do you wish to find out a person's weak points? Note the failings he has the quickest eye for in others. They may not be the very failings he is himself conscious of; but they will be their next-door neighbors. No man keeps such a jealous lookout as a rival.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world.
English moviedirector 1899-1980
In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
Jerome K. Jerome
British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright 1859-1927
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.
Irish writer 1854-1900
Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Bernard M. Baruch
American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
French philosopher 1715-1747
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
President of the US 1946-
People like you always help the far-right, because you like to hurt people, and you like to talk about how bad people are and all their personal failings.
American author, music journalist and critic 1945-
Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.
Take care, these Italians, full of failings, are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors, the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
The clergy [in the 14th century] on the whole were probably no more lecherous or greedy or untrustworthy than other men, but because they were supposed to be better or nearer to God than other men, their failings attracted more attention.
English writer 1778-1830
The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.
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