Quotes: faults

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  • Antisthenes
    Antisthenes
    Greek philosopher 445BC-365BC
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    Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.

    Source: De Peetvader p. 391

  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little ''personal characteristics.''
  • A woman's faults, be they never so small, cast a shadow which all her virtues cannot dispel.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    American journalist 1824-1892
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    Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly.
  • Ben Johnston
    Ben Johnston
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    Bad people excuse their faults; wise people leave them.
  • Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
  • Matthew Prior
    Matthew Prior
    British diplomat, poet 1664-1721
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    Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they never existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book..
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