Quotes: shortcomings

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  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    American author, humorist, editor and columnist 1876-1944
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    A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
  • Anna Quindlen
    Anna Quindlen
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    Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
  • For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of the New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit.
  • 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.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    American writer about etiquette 1872-1960
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    Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
  • Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov
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    It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    American editor, criticus 1910-
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    It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
  • It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
  • Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz
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    My greatest responsibility is to acknowledge the mistakes and the shortcomings of the country in which I live, to acknowledge my privileges, and to try to make it a better place.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence J. Peter
    Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
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    Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents shortcomings.
  • To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking.
  • Margaret Halsey
    Margaret Halsey
    American writer
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    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.
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