Faults Quotes

Faults Quotes by Eugene Mirman, Bob Lefsetz, Plato, Sloane Stephens, Lauren Oliver, Arthur Guiterman and many others.

Let’s start anew. Life is goals – Purpose-Attempts – Struggle-Dreams and Accomplishmenties. It sounds confusing (my fault), but it’s actually simple.
If you’re not a successful artist it’s your fault.
I am not given to finding fault, for there are innumerable fools.
I don’t listen well at all. I don’t take direction well at all. I have to admit that is my main fault.
At the same time I know that it’s not really their fault, at least not completely. I did my part too. I did it on a hundred different days and in a thousand different ways, and I know it. But this makes the anger worse, not better.
A Man consumes the Time you make him Wait In thinking of your Faults-so don’t be late!
Talent is like a birthmark – it’s a gift and no credit nor fault to those who wear them.
Sometimes believers are hampered in their public effectiveness by limitations that are no fault of their own.
Cats are only human, they have their faults.
The idea of making a fault a subject of study and not an object to be merely determined has been the most important step in the course of my methods of observation. If I have obtained some new results it is to this that I owe it.
Marcel Alexandre Bertrand
If I don’t have fun, it’s my own damn fault.
Now “professionalseems to be whoever you went to school with. It constitutes your nuclear world. And that’s the fault of the teachers; it’s not the fault of the young artist.
But surely Adam cannot be excused; Her fault though great, yet he was most to blame; What weakness offered, strength might have refused, Being lord of all, the greater was the shame.
Democracy‘s got endless problems and faults and dangers, but it’s certain the alternatives are not better.
Everything is your fault if you’re any damn good.
If we love each other enough, we will bear with each other’s faults and burdens.
If you get mad about how your voice sounds when it comes out of your own mouth, it’s not really my fault. Go ahead and be yourself.
The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is who find the least fault.
The essence of a man is found in his faults.
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Want of perseverance is the great fault of women in everything–morals, attention to health, friendship, and so on. It cannot be too often repeated that women never reach the end of anything through want of perseverance.
If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
I don’t have any fault steps. I play with good technique and good pad level.
We are suffering from our own Karma. It is not the fault of God. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should God be blamed?. . .
How quickly was every bad thing discovered to be the fault of the previous administration (an evil set of men who wedded general stupidity to wickedness of purpose).
I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation — they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
We all need to improve, to change for the better. Lent helps us fight against our faults.
If you’re involved in an accident and you’re at fault $500,000 may not be enough. Do you really want to lose your house because you failed to spend an extra couple of hundred bucks?
Standup comedians are attracted to one another because of their faults. So we’re all kind of messed up in the same way, and once I was around a group of people that saw the world in a different way, it’s like this is where I need to be.
Read proudly–put the duty of being read invariably on the author. If he is not read, whose fault is it? I am quite ready to be charmed, but I shall not make-believe I am charmed.
You must cease from looking at human mistakes and look at successes; cease from seeing faults and see virtues.
Plato found fault that the poets of his time filled the world with wrong opinions of the gods, making light tales of that unspotted essence, and therefore would not have the youth depraved with such opinions.
I am so sorry. I wish you knew even one tenth of one percent of how sorry I am. …It was my fault. Can I kill myself here, or should I do it outside, so the mess on your carpet doesn’t upset your mother?
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men’s private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
There is no trifling with nature; it is always true, grave, and severe; it is always in the light, and the faults and errors fall to our share. It defies incompetency, but reveals its secrets to the competent, the truthful, and the pure.
I do not believe they are right who say that the defects of famous men should be ignored. I think it is better that we should know them. Then, though we are conscious of having faults as glaring as theirs, we can believe that that is no hindrance to our achieving also something of their virtues.
If you want a person‘s faults, go to those who love him. They will not tell you, but they know.
We acknowledge our faults in order to repair by our sincerity the damage they have done us in the eyes of others.
Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.
Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
Do not make excuses, whether it’s your fault or not.
Science was blamed for all the horrors of World War I, just as it’s blamed today for nuclear weapons and quite rightly. I mean World War I was a horrible war and it was mostly the fault of science, so that was in a way a very bad time for science, but on the other hand we were winning all these Nobel Prizes.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Fault is a beautiful, honorable love story that I hope I’ll get to experience in my own lifetime. It makes you grateful for any love you have in your life.
Our faults are apt to assume giant and exaggerated forms to our eyes in youth.
All this has been my fault.
The level of acting that I bring to films in three dimensions. I hope they make people sign some kind of waiver because if their mind explodes from my acting in 3D, it’s not my fault.
Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues.
A woman gets angry when a man denies his faults, because she knew them all along. His lying mocks her affection; it is the deceit that angers her more than the faults.
Some would find fault with the morning, if they ever got up early enough.. The fault find faults even in Paradise.
‘Fault’ means failure to meet a standard. Whose? Mine.
I couldn’t fault her for believing, because I had to imagine i was nice to have that illusion still intact.
His worst fault is, he’s given to prayer; he is something peevish that way.
Look, the justice system is made up of people. People have faults. It’s not perfect.
Not to alter one’s faults is to be faulty indeed.
Why will no man confess his faults? Because he continues to indulge in them; a man cannot tell his dream till he wakes.
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
For the rest, he was the same to all men, the fashionable world and the ordinary people. He judged nothing in haste, or without taking account of the cirumstances. He said, ‘Let me see how the fault arose.
History will help to remedy intellectual faults such as excessive concentration on one line of thought, absence of understanding for other points of view, belief in simple solutions, lack of balance of mind, absence of an imaginative understanding.
It’s easy to see the faults in people I know; it’s hardest to see the good. Especially when the good isn’t there.
People will allow their faults to be shown them; they will let themselves be punished for them; they will patiently endure many things because of them; they only become impatient when they have to lay them aside.
We’ve been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.
Listen widely to remove your doubts and be careful when speaking about the rest and your mistakes will be few. See much and get rid of what is dangerous and be careful in acting on the rest and your causes for regret will be few. Speaking without fault, acting without causing regret: ‘upgradingconsists in this.
Anyone who faults Romney or Obama or any public figure for demanding quote approval is missing the point. The journalists were no abused weaklings here. They made a bargain for access to these newsworthy figures that they thought was in their favor – they’re only complaining because they got caught.
Now I’m growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can’t blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault.
Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.” “I would wish not to be hasty in censuring any one; but I always speak what I think.
That no one, no one at all, should try to search into himself! But the wallet of the person in front is carefully kept in view.
[Lat., Ut nemo in sese tentat descendere, nemo!
Sed praecedenti spectatur mantica tergo.]
It must be a fault in me that I am not gravely shocked at the sins of others unless they personally affect me.
I am British. I love Britain for all its faults and all its virtues. My husband is American and I am largely based in Los Angeles, but whenever someone asks me where home is, I automatically say ‘London.’
We are great and our faults are great and therefore our problems great and great are our consolations.
The mark of a saint is not perfection, but consecration. A saint is not a person without faults, but a man who has given himself without reserve to God.
There are some books and characters so pleasant, or rather which contain so much that is pleasant, that criticism is perplexed or silent. The hounds are perpetually at fault among the sweet-scented herbs and flowers that grow at the base of Etna.
Worse than a true evil is it to bear the burden of faults that are not truly yours.
If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.
Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself.
The planet is asleep and it’s the fault of musicians who are untrue to themselves.
Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant.
The fault no child ever loses is the one he was most punished for.
It’s not all Obama’s fault: His plans to rebuild America’s energy infrastructure have been hampered by the recession, and his efforts on global warming have been stymied by Tea Party wackos and weak-kneed Democrats in Congress.
A spirit of criticism, if indulged in, leads to a censoriousness of disposition that is destructive of all nobler feeling. The man who lives to find faults has a miserable mission.
Vices are their own punishment
Our friends don’t see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
You don’t fix a man the way you do a fault in a pipe or a leak in a roof. You take him as he is, Mary Brenna, or you don’t take him at all…adjustments can’t be all made on one side, darling, else the balance goes off and what’s being built just falls down.
Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.
The thing is, it’s my own fault. I just can’t put up with a person that won’t go out of his way for me. And that’s what a man is. Somebody that won’t go out of his way for you. I bet it says that in the dictionary.
When an artist begins to count strokes instead of regarding nature he is lost. This preoccupation with technique, at the expense of truth and sincerity, is the principal fault I find in much of the work of modern painters.
Women will sometimes confess their sins, but I never knew one to confess her faults.
Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply
sincere. For God doesn’t mind your imperfections: He minds your
Suffering may be someones fault or it may not be anyones fault. But if given to God, our suffering becomes an opportunity to experience the power of God at work in our lives and to give glory to Him.
I think it’s unfair to punish players for inherent faults in the game.
In other men we faults can spy,/ And blame the mote that dims their eye;/ Each little speck and blemish find;/ To our own stronger errors blind.
A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit
With the same spirit that its author writ:
Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find
Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind.
Loneliness is not a fault but a condition of existence.
Ivan Albright
I like them all-pointers, setters, retrievers, spaniels-what have you. I’ve had good ones and bad of several kinds. Most of the bad ones were my fault and most of the good ones would have been good under any circumstances.
I just remember there was one rule: If you’ve got faults, we expect you to be working on it. And we are here for you. People would welcome each other then. We don’t do that anymore. We don’t care.
What is it to be wise?
‘Tis but to know how little can be known,
To see all others’ faults, and feel our own.
When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain.
I have an idea that conscience impedes quite as many merits as faults, is a sort of alloy, a nickel which may prevent silver from bending but also prevents it from shining.
We are very wrong to think that some fault or other can exclude virtue, or to consider the alliance of good and evil as a monstrosity or an enigma.
To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense.
Vikings don’t have faults, they have clubs.
A lot of times, women complain about men around them. It’s not always someone else’s fault. If you’re the common denominator in 57 different relationships that didn’t work out, then maybe, just maybe… it’s you!
All models have faults – that doesn’t mean you can’t use them as tools for making decisions.
People accuse me of being Methody, but I’m not at all. The one thing I don’t want people to see is me. I don’t want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won’t use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate.
To maintain a fault known is a double fault.
American television, for all its faults, still has a black presence in shows and even in commercials. You’ll see black people in automobile ads, black women starring on their own television shows. We don’t see that on British television.
Perhaps we invented the gods so that we could put the blame on them. They gave us permission to eat flesh. They gave us permission to play with unclean things. It’s not our fault, it’s theirs. We’re just their children.
Find fault, when you must find fault, in private, if possible; and some time after the offense, rather than at the time.
Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him – with kindness or roughness as his case may demand.
Each day the worst of our faults, our deficiencies, our crimes, the truth of our lives, is stifled under a triple layer of forgetfulness, death and the ordinary course of justice.
Be gentle with yourself. Kiss away your (imagined) faults and remember, if you saw you as God sees you, you would smile a lot.
The many-headed multitude, whom inconstancy only doth by accident guide to well-doing! Who can set confidence there, where company takes away shame, and each may lay the fault upon his fellow?
A will to be unkind is like a sickness. It can be healed or driven out. But to be unkind because you are thoughtless is the worst kind of blindness: difficult to cure, because you cannot see the fault even as you commit it.
To conduct great matters and never commit a fault is above the force of human nature.
Nothing can work damage to me except myself; the harm that I sustain I carry about with me and never am a real sufferer except by my own fault.
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.
Golf teaches you honesty. It teaches you discipline. It gives you a strong appreciation of nature. And personal responsibility, something that lacks in our society at times. I mean, it’s only your fault, you can’t blame anyone else when you shank it. Or pick the wrong club.
Terrorists, oh I’m sorry, Fox News tells us it’s all illegal immagration’s fault but it’s not their fault, it’s ours.
What sort of faults may we retain, nay, even cherish in ourselves? Those faults which are rather pleasant than offensive to others.
When we consider we are bound to be serviceable to mankind, and bear with their faults, we shall perceive there is a common tie of nature and relation between us.
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.
I am an arrogant and impatient listener, but in the case of a few composers, a very few, when I hear a work I do not like, I am convinced that it is my own fault. Verdi is one of those composers.
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at others; for all the faults you suffer from, you are the sole and only cause.
But there must be some pleasure in condemning everything–in perceiving faults where others think they see beauties.’ ‘You mean there is pleasure in having no pleasure.
Cato used to assert that wise men profited more by fools than fools by wise men; for that wise men avoided the faults of fools, but that fools would not imitate the good examples of wise men.
We are exceptionally good at seeing the faults in others and exceptionally adept at ignoring the faults in ourselves.
You don’t love if you don’t take the beloved‘s faults for virtues.
I went through a long period of time in that marriage when I didn’t believe anything was my fault. I had to face what my part was, and only because of that difficult work was I able to trust a man again.
Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.
If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.
If nobody loves you, be sure it is your own fault.
Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.
In my own pursuit of God, I often became preoccupied with ME! It was easy to think that being constantly aware of my faults and weakness was humility. It’s not! If I’m the main subject, talking incessantly about my weaknesses, I have entered into the most subtle form of pride.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
Quarkbeasts, for all their fearsome looks, are obedient to a fault. They are nine-tenths velociraptor and kitchen blender and one-tenth Labrador. It was the Labrador tenth that I valued most.
Of all our faults, the one we avow most easily is idleness; we persuade ourselves that it is allied to all the peaceable virtues,and as for the others, that it does not destroy them utterly, but only suspends the exercise of their functions.
We know one another’s faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws.
When the Democrat Party lost to Ronald Reagan in two landslides, it was the American people’s fault. It was Reagan’s fault.
The things that stayed were things that didn’t matter except they stayed, night and day, all seasons the same, and were peaceful to a fault and boded no ill but thought well enough of themselves to repeat their presences.
A writer like me must have an utter confidence, an utter faith in his star. It’s an almost mystical feeling, a feeling of nothing-can-happen-to me, nothing-can-touch-me…. I once had it. But through a series of blows, many of them my own fault, something happened to that sense of immunity and I lost my grip.
Set-backs in efforts to implement an ideal do not prove that the ideal is wrong…
True charity consists in putting up with all one’s neighbors fault’s; never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues.
Un mari, comme un gouvernement, ne doit jamais avouer de faute. A husband, like a government, never needs to admit a fault.
Everything is your fault. You made me fall in love with you, and now I’m so upset I can’t think or sleep or eat.
I’m human, I feel, I understand. That’s the highest level of love, is understanding – when you can understand someone, when you can love them with their flaws and their faults. So I understand, I consider. I may speak the truth, but I’ll consider your feelings, too.
Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.
Anna, falling in love with you was like coming home to a place I didn’t realize I’d been missing all my life. You’re the only person I’ve ever known who accepts me for who I am, right in this moment, faults and all, and isn’t waiting for me to become someone else.
One man may have some special knowledge at first-hand about the character of a river or a spring, who otherwise knows only what everyone else knows. Yet to give currency to this shred of information, he will undertake to write on the whole science of physics. From this fault many great troubles spring.
The departure from the world is regarded not as a fault, but as the first step into that noble path at the remotest turn of which illumination is to be won.
Gluttony is a great fault; but we do not necessarily dislike a glutton. We only dislike the glutton when he becomes a gourmet-that is, we only dislike him when he not only wants the best for himself, but knows what is best for other people.
When our conscience bothers us, whether we admit it or not, we often try to justify it by correcting others, or by finding fault with them. The readiness to believe evil about others is in large part ammunition for a thousand scandals in our own hearts.
If anything goes wrong, the customer doesn’t care whose fault it is. He’s the one who’s going to suffer anyway.
It is no fault of Christianity that a hypocrite falls into sin.
A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
The French believe that all errors are distant, someone else’s fault. Americans believe that there is no distance, no difference, and therefore that there are no errors, that any troubles are simple misunderstandings, consequent on your not yet having spoken English loudly enough.
Women have many faults, but the worst of them all is that they are too pleased with themselves and take too little pains to please the men.
It’s not my fault Snow didn’t have any other options coming out of high school. If going to college gets you a career backup goaltender job, and my route gets you a thousand points and a thousand games, and compare the two contracts, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out whose decision was better.
I have stopped finding fault with creation and have learned to accept it. We have some power in us that knows its own ends. It is that which drives us on to what we must finally become… This is the true meaning of transformation. This is the real metamorphosis.
Possibly. Basically,everything that happens in our life is our fault and ours alone. A lot of people go through the same difficulties we went through, and they react completely differently. We looked for the easiest way out: a separate reality.
Hey-ho, it’s raining inside: it isn’t my fault and there’s nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow and when it does, I shall take full advantage.
It is in the nature of truth not to be at fault.
All are presumed good till they are found at fault.
Because those, who twit others with their faults, should look at home.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
The play is always fresh to me. It’s not the audience‘s fault that I’ve said the words before.
I don’t know as I am fit for anything and I have thought that I could wish to die young and let the remembrance of me and my faults perish in the grave rather than live, as I fear I do, a trouble to everyone…. Sometimes I could not sleep and have groaned and cried till midnight.
The effect of every burden laid down is to leave us relieved; and when the soul has laid down that of its faults at the feet of God, it feels as though it had wings.
If you’re bored in New York, it’s your own fault.
Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.
To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be faultless one’s self.
If I’m in danger then it’s usually my fault and it’s up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way!
Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.
When the soul, through its own fault… becomes rooted in a pool of pitch-black, evil smelling water, it produces nothing but misery and filth.
Every one has his faults: but we do not see the wallet on our own backs.
It is man’s own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind grows torpid in old age.
It’s your own fault for being so camera-ready,” I tell Gale. If looks could kill.
Of all the things I could know, my own faults and weaknesses are pretty much the most important.
I dislike nothing more than finding fault with a man’s nature or talent; it only depresses and worries and does no good; one cannot add a cubit to one’s stature, all striving and struggling are useless there, so one has to be silent about it, and let the responsibility rest with God.
Every time we hold our tongues instead of returning the sharp retort, show patience with another’s faults, show a little more love and kindness, we are helping to stock-pile more of these peace-bringing qualities in the world instead of armaments for war.
Connie Foster
It is not God’s fault. It is our fault that we suffer. Whatever we sow we reap.
Men are almost always cruel in their neighbors’ faults; and make others’ overthrow the badge of their own ill-masked virtue.
With all its faults, the American political system is the freest and most democratic in the world.
Only great men have great faults.
The words It’s not my fault! should never again come from your mouth.В  The words It’s not my fault! have been symbolically written on the gravestones of unsuccessful people ever since Eve took her first bite of the apple.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
For true peace of mind we must acknowledge whatever fault we live upon, whatever time bomb ticks in our closet, and enjoy our Shangri-la nonetheless. It isn’t the absence of the problem; it is how one lives in its presence that matters.
The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don’t know their neighbors, I don’t think that technology is at fault. You don’t lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding.
Solemnity is a device of the body to hide the faults of the mind.
I own one pair of Prada shoes. They make my feet hurt… It’s not the shoes’ fault; they are exquisitely made. I blame my feet. I’ve got my mother’s feet.
We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves we have no great ones.
When I talk about divorce, I am not blaming the women I’ve married. It’s not their fault.
Heavens! whatever possesses us, here below, that we mutually torment ourselves, sourly reproach our mutual faults, and mercilessly condemn all that is not cut according to our pattern?
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
The demise of our community and culture is the fault of sissified men who have been overly influenced by women.
I have no confidence in a man whose faults you cannot see.
I prefer a saint with faults to a sinner with none.
I write because it makes God happy that I write. I sing because it makes God happy that I sing. And if it makes God’s people happy, then all the better. But if it fails to do so, it’s probably my fault.
Men’s faults do seldom to themselves appear.
But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.
I have 40 pounds to lose. It is not the fault of the fast food people, and anyone who’s trying to sue the fast food places needs a therapist, not an attorney.
But our waste problem is not the fault only of producers. It is the fault of an economy that is wasteful from top to bottom-a symbiosis of an unlimited greed at the top and a lazy, passive, and self-indulgent consumptiveness at the bottom-and all of us are involved in it.
I thank God for having given the Company subjects who belong more to Him than to themselves, and who serve the neighbor at the risk of their lives! They are like unrefined gold, which becomes visible in fire and which would otherwise remain hidden under ordinary actions and sometimes under faults and failings.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. The greatest of faults, I should say is to be conscious of none.
The lack of closeness among friends is a fault that cannot be reprimanded without becoming incurable.
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.
I turn and I slowly walk away and I don’t look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never.
Censure is willingly indulged, because it always implies some superiority: men please themselves with imagining that they have made a deeper search, or wider survey than others, and detected faults and follies which escape vulgar observation.
Good and bad, strengths and faults, he was hers forever.
In vain I have looked for a single man capable of seeing his own faults and bringing the charge home against himself.
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.’
I gave her a smile that I hoped conveyed something like: Hey, you know I’m on your side. Gods are such jerks! But what can you do? Probably my expression actually conveyed: It’s not my fault! Please do not kill me!
Your partner cannot fault you for refusing to host a perpetual-motion party or for the fact that you must sleep and will eventually die.
Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day.
The fault is in the system and not in the men.
Be to her virtues very kind, Be to her faults a little blind.
You only live once. If you don’t enjoy it, it’s your fault, nobody else’s
He could have a thousand faults, but I do not blame anyone in particular and I despise brutality with which the Nazis acted against Israelites; but the fault is not only of Hitler, but a group of high-ranked dignitaries.
A tendancy to melancholy…let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.
The sad rhyme of the men who proudly clung To their first fault, and withered in their pride.
A rich man’s faults are covered with money, but a surgeon‘s faults are covered with earth.
Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness. But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption.
I think I’m incredibly self-aware to a fault.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
As a child, I’ve always been in trouble with men and the police have always had to get involved, through no fault of my own.
Let us fall before the majesty of our great God, acknowledging our faults, and praying that he will make us ever more conscious of them.
It’s worth pointing out that no one faults a male protagonist for falling in love. What is it about a boy needing a girl that seems to round out his character, while a girl needing a boy can be dismissed as pathetic?
Faultless in spite of all her faults.
Ah! my dear Watson, there we come into those realms of conjecture, where the most logical mind may be at fault. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.
Small faults and virtues are for daily life. The big ones are for emergencies.
The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.
In the eyes of mercy, no one should have hateful thoughts. Feel pity for the man who is even more at fault. The area and size of mercy is limitless.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.
There’s something about the openness of the American people. Yes, we have our faults, but deep down, there’s a goodness. America doesn’t want to take over the world; in many ways, we don’t want to be bothered by the rest of the world.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
It’s when you are down that you learn about your faults.
I’m loyal to a fault. I may have learned that from my mother.
This is my fault. Give me the ball.
Bronko Nagurski
Some directors don’t tell you that it’s not your fault, so you get increasingly depressed that you’re not delivering what’s required, and then you discover it’s not you at all, it’s something in the background that’s out of focus.
If anyone is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault… Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility except our own opinion.
The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportationessential as they are, make people sick and die.
It is not women’s fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men’s lives and women’s also. Which is precisely what has happened today — to women.
But alas, if I have not maintained my victory, it is God’s fault for not making man and the devil of equal strength.
None, none descends into himself, to find
The secret imperfections of his mind:
But every one is eagle-ey’d to see
Another’s faults, and his deformity.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Humility is the sure evidence of Christian virtues. Without it, we retain all our faults still, and they are only covered over with pride, which hides them from other men’s observation, and sometimes from our own too.
No, it was the brutal loss of his family that haunted him and for that Nykyrian couldn’t fault him at all. Syn had been put through a meat grinder by life. The fact that man could still get up and make it through a day without blowing his brains out amazed him.’ (Nykyrian)
In New York there are between four and six big designers, and the shows last one week. There is something wrong here. It’s our fault. We can’t stand up for it. They take our ads, don’t they? Why don’t they want to stay longer in Milan? Why do we have to comply? We have the most beautiful brands, they are Italians.
You guys make the rules up, so a foul is a foul. It doesn’t matter if a guy is bigger and stronger. It’s not my fault I ate my Frosted Flakes when I was little, and you ate Wheaties.
A True friend is one who sees a fault, gives you advice and who defends you in your absence.
Our rash faults
Make trivial price of serious thing we have,
Not knowing them until we know their grave.
Right now I’m having so much trouble with D.L. Moody that I don’t have time to find fault with the other fellow.
…Roland de Chumsfanleigh (it wasn’t his fault).
If little faults proceeding on distemper
Shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye
When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested,
Appear before us?
Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
If the world runs out of chocolate today… It was not my fault. :l
He that commits a fault, thinkes every one speakes of it.
[He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.]
Hunger finds no fault with the cookery.
I repent daily my sins, my faults, and my shortcomings.
I want to point out, that this is not my fault that everyone’s afraid of me, because I did not kill a couple people the other day.
Carefully purify your conscience from daily faults; suffer no sin to dwell in your heart; small as it may seem, it obscures the light of grace, weighs down the soul, and hinders that constant communion with Jesus Christ which it should be your pleasure to cultivate.
Faults are soon copied.
The greatest fault of the day is the absence of stillness.
And of course I’m a chauvinist, but it isn’t my fault.” “It isn’t?” “No, Jack was born first and I share his genes. I can’t help it if he infected me inside the womb.” Briony burst out laughing. “I should have known that would be your excuse.
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
I know that sometimes the chemistry just isn’t there between the model, photographer, hair and make-up. It’s nobody’s fault and you just have to do better next time.
Those partial to drink were hiding faults and dishonesty. They were sloppy souls, even the ones with pleasant manners and fine noses.
Kids raised on a culture of “We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.” Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say “the black kid over there.” No, it’s “the guy with the red shoes.” You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.
Why did you act in this way, you pitiable ones? Make a bow of repentance, recognize your fault, be sorry for your nakedness. Neither one of them could blame himself, neither of them had the least bit of humility.
The defects of human nature afford us opportunities of exercising our philosophy, the best employment of our virtues. If all men were righteous, all hearts true and frank and loyal, what use would our virtues be?
The future is unwritten. Cyberspace is the funhouse mirror of our own society, reflects our values and our faults, sometimes in terrifying exaggerations. It doesn’t matter who you are today, if you don’t show up in that mirror you are just not going to matter very much. Our kids have to show up in the mirror.
If a man hasn’t what’s necessary to make a woman love him, it’s his fault, not hers.
A man’s foibles are what makes him lovable.
If I had a bad game and we lost I take it very seriously. I feel if I play a good game that other guys will follow and that will help us win more games. And if I don’t, I take it upon myself as being my fault.
Congress has really set this thing up in a way that they absolve themselves of blame, They have their scapegoats. They can blame the Pentagon. They can blame BRAC. It’s hard for voters to say this is Ortiz’s fault.
Juan Carlos I of Spain
If people leave your coalition, whose fault is it? It’s your fault. You have to build a coalition that’s attractive to people.
I love Austin, but last time I was in town for twelve hours. I was exhausted, drunk and miserable. But none of that was Austin’s fault.
Don’t mess with my kids again. I will look past it once because I do believe its my fault. But if you touch my kids one more time, then you’ll be in danger too.
For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.
Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don’t know anyone on Earth who doesn’t, but I do find it funny. I look in a mirror and I see all the faults I’ve lived with for 35 years and yet people go kind of nuts for certain things about me. It’s not me being humble. I just think it’s weird.
In other words, homosexuality was no longer to be considered an illegal form of debauchery or perversion in which one willingly engaged a person of his own sex, but a mental illness which one blamed on his mother. Consequently, a homosexual is not responsible for his behavior – it’s his mother’s fault!
There are some faults which, when well managed, make a greater figure than virtue itself.
It has been a long trip,” said Milo, climbing onto the couch where the princesses sat; “but we would have been here much sooner if I hadn’t made so many mistakes. I’m afraid it’s all my fault.
If my faults deserve punishment, my youth at least, and my imprudence were worthy of excuse
Leanda de Lisle
One of the main faults of a fool is that he never changes his mind.
Never let us be discouraged with ourselves. It is not when we are conscious of our faults that we are the most wicked; on the contrary, we are less so. We see by a brighter light; and let us remember for our consolation, that we never perceive our sins till we begin to cure them.
The child who ran weeping to you with a cut finger is now brought home, smiling gamely, with a broken collarbone and incredible contusions- ‘it wasn’t Jezebels fault, Dad.’
I believe in my neighbors. I know their faults and I know that their virtues far outweigh their faults.
To feminine eyes a man’s prestige, or his fame, envelops him in a luminous haze which obscures his faults. The triumphs of an aviator, an actor, a football player, an orator are often responsible for the beginning of a love affair.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Shun delays, they breed remorse;Take thy time while time is lent thee;Creeping snails have weakest force,Fly their fault lest thou repent thee.Good is best when soonest wrought,Linger‘d labours come to nought.
Faults They came to tell your faults to me, They named them over one by one; I laughed aloud when they were done, I knew them all so well before,– Oh, they were blind, too blind to see Your faults had made me love you more.
What you’re blaming yourself for is being who you are. And that’s no one’s fault and nothing you can change.
Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement.
My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
Don’t say you miss me when it’s your fault I’m gone!
Pride is a fault that great men blush not to own: it is the ennobled offspring of self-love; though, it must be confessed, grave and pompous vanity, Iike a fat plebeian in a rove of office, does very often assume its name.
Keep your heart in peace and let nothing trouble you, not even your faults. You must humble yourself and amend them peacefully, without being discouraged or cast down, for God’s dwelling is in peace.
Make no man your idol, for the best man must have faults; and his faults will insensibly become yours, in addition to your own.
Jackie?” “It wasn’t your fault.
I do not fault anyone else who makes choices to play characters that they wished they hadn’t… Because at the end of the day, none of us are happy with our jobs all the time.
The best way to know your faults is to notice which ones you accuse others of.
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
The strictly logical mind is usually if not always at fault in its valuations of that defiantly illogical thing known as human nature.
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
To be pleased at correction and reproofs shows that one loves the virtues which are contrary to those faults for which he is corrected and reproved. And, therefore, it is a great sign of advancement in perfection.
The fault finder will find faults even in paradise and thereby miss the joys that recognition of the positives bring.
I will chide no breather in the world but myself, against whom I know most faults.
See failures as learning experiences, not character faults.
Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
I had people in ‘Entertainment Weekly‘ talking about how they wanted to throttle me because they thought I was too disgustingly cute, as if that were my fault, you know, as if that was my fault, not the fault of directors and producers and such.
Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault.
These hurts I have are my fault but I’m sure gonna learn from it and hopefully anyone reading this will too. The lesson: stay aware on a bicycle and look up the road in front of you at all times to make sure you can deal with what’s coming and the condition of the road you’re gonna be rolling down!
Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him.
You’ll understand, I’m sure that I’m chasing the merest sliver of color. It’s my own fault. I want to grasp the intangible. It’s terrible how the light runs out. Color, any color, lasts a second, sometimes 3 or 4 minutes at most.
What? It’s not my fault I stab all the fanged people. They shouldn’t look like Daimons. (Tabitha) I didn’t look like a Daimon, but you stabbed me. (Valerius) Yeah, well, you looked like a lawyer so I had to kill you. It was a moral imperative. (Tabitha)
Boxing’s an art, it’s a science, and you don’t go out to knock people out. If they happen to get knocked out, they happen to run into one of these bricks by mistake [looks at his fists], that’s their fault.
Shakespeare’s fault is not the greatest into which a poet may fall. It merely indicates a deficiency of taste.
Its like he knows he’s better than you, but doesn’t look down on you for it because he knows it’s not your fault.
The United States, for all its faults, is till the greatest nation in the country.
When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.
Love overlooks a person’s faults. That’s not always easy, but love believes the best in every person. Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.
I know is that the response [for Difficult People ] has been really great. I think it’s for smart people. I think it’s for people who obviously care about pop culture or know about it, even if it’s to a fault. I think it’s for outsiders.
If your slave commits a fault, do not smash his teeth with your fists; give him some of the (hard) biscuit which famous Rhodes has sent you.
You can’t blame the President for the state of the country, it’s always the poets’ fault. You can’t expect politicians to come up with a vision, they don’t have it in them. Poets have to come up with the vision and they have to turn it on so it sparks and catches hold.
Mistakes were made long ago. It is someone else’s fault. We can’t be held responsible, but we are very sorry.
I think if someone gets kicked in the face it is their fault- they watched the foot come towards their face.
Nothing is good but mediocrity. The majority has settled that, and finds fault with him who escapes it at whichever end… To leave the mean is to abandon humanity.
I’m a bit of a romantic, to a fault. It’s led me to some great things and also some sad things. It’s made me a better person, to keep a good spirit about dating.
When I talk about the chickification of either the news business or football or anything else, some people think I’m joking or making halfhearted fun, little swipes here at feminism, but some of it’s really serious stuff. You never, ever, ever hear how women are at fault in anything, just like in this abuse business.
The prerequisite to loving others is to love yourself. If you don’t have a healthy respect for who you are, and if you don’t learn to accept yourself faults and all, you will never be able to properly love other people.
The great fault in women is to desire to be like men.
I’ve seen my whole family struggle, with money, with relationships, with alcohol, and I thought there must be a better way. As you mature, you realize you don`t choose your parents. It`s not your fault what they do and you should not be ashamed.
I have been rich, and I have been broke. Some of it is my fault for choosing bad management and making bad investments. But that is life – we all take risks.
I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it.
Nothing that you do in science is guaranteed to result in benefits for mankind. Any discovery, I believe, is morally neutral and it can be turned either to constructive ends or destructive ends. That’s not the fault of science.
Arthur William Galston
If you hear my idea and dont believe it , thats not your fault its mine.
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, 1 but from faults for which the general is responsible. These are: (1) Flight; (2) insubordination; (3) collapse; (4) ruin; (5) disorganisation; (6) rout.
We are scattered, stunned; the remnant of heart left alive is filled with brotherly hate… Whose fault? Everybody blamed somebody else. Only the dead heroes left stiff and stark on the battlefield escape.
The worst fault a salesman can commit is to be a bore. Foster any attempt to talk about other things; the longer you stay the better you get to know the prospect, and the more you will be trusted.
Not to commit faults counts for more than to do good.
He is all fault who has no fault at all.
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch one another and find sympathy. We differ widely enough in our nobler qualities. It is in our follies that we are at one.
I said to the night, “If you are in love with the moon, it is because you never stay for long.” The night turned to me and said, “It is not my fault. I never see the Sun, how can I know that love is endless?
Downplaying their faults is pretty much the point of campaigns. But we do count on them living with the constant terror of public rejection.
Nobody stopped believing that other people were more guilty than they were. Why do people have so much trouble seeing their own faults but such an easy time seeing everyone else‘s?
Sometimes discipline, which means ‘to teach,’ is confused with criticism. Children-as well as people of all ages-improve behavior from love and encouragement more than from fault-finding.
Seems I used to do everything like I was on a mission. If it was alcohol, I wanted to drink till I couldn’t see straight. If it was golf, I wanted to beat everybody‘s brains out. If it was driving, I can get there faster‘n you can. It’s not anybody’s fault, I guess. I was stubborn as hell. I had no direction.
That a thing is peculiar; is no argument for its being blamable; since the most criminal actions are to a being like man not more unnatural than most of the virtues.
The Law is the true embodiment of everything that’s excellent; it has no kind of fault or flaw and I, my Lords, embody the Law.
Do not look at the faults of what others have done or not done; observe what you yourself have done or not done.
Even though I’ve won numerous titles and an Olympic gold medal, there are still so many faults in my performance that I can honestly hardly bear to watch the videos back.
One of the greatest faults of the women of the present time is a silly fear of things, and one object of the education of girls should be to give them knowledge of what things are really dangerous.
When a secret is revealed, it is the fault of the man who confided it.
To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
I only see the faults, flaws, the imperfections. That attracts me.
It’s a fault line where the flotsam and energy that washes up from the Pacific collides with all of urban America crashing in from the other direction.
It’s not my fault that people don’t know me. I’m going to speak my mind, no matter what the consequences are.
Most people say their main fault is a lack of discipline. On deeper thought, I believe this is not the case. The basic problem is that their priorities have not become deeply planted in their hearts and minds.
The blindness of men is the most dangerous effect of their pride; it seems to nourish and augment it; it deprives them of knowledge of remedies which can solace their miseries and can cure their faults.
To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.
A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.
We had an electrical fault about 500 miles into the trip and lost more than half our fuel. We had a fire on the roof. And missed Los Angeles by 3,500 miles at the end of the trip and ending up in the arctic in a snowstorm.
If you hear my idea but don’t believe it, that’s not your fault; it’s mine. If you see my new product but don’t buy it, that’s my failure, not yours. If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my fault too.
Set up rules for when you will “give” not lend money. Never lend. My people know that I’ll help with college. I’ll help if they lose they job thu no fault of their own.
The great fault of mankind is that it will not think.
An artist who is too self-centered is liable to exhibit faults he abhors: carelessness, callousness, and even downright cruelty.
Neglect mending a small fault and ’twill soon be a great one.
People have their faults, but it doesn’t prevent you from loving them.
The fault is as great as hee that is faulty.
A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding.
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
We are too prone to find fault; let us look for some of the perfections.
It’s not my fault that people are perverts.
Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it.
I’ll pour you the first one and after that, if you don’t have one, it’s your own f****** fault. You know where it is.
I could spend my whole life prying loose the secrets of the insane. These people are honest to a fault, and their naivety has no peer but my own.
The only thing I can say is that I like people; I like human beings with their faults and with their strengths.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company; and there are a hundred men sufficiently qualified for both who, by a very few faults, that they might correct in half an hour, are not so much as tolerable.
It is well there is no one without fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. He would seem to belong to s different species.
Change a virtue in its circumstances find it becomes a vice; change a vice in its circumstances, and it becomes a virtue. Regard the same quality from two sides; on one it is a fault, on the other a merit. The essential of a man is found concealed far below these moral badges.
Let us not write at a loose rambling rate, in hope the world will wink at all our faults.
I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much, and I pray that it will always be like this. It won’t be my fault if he ever stops loving me.
Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to promote policies that produce jobs and economic growth, and to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
If you deny the existence of your fault or error, it will strengthen its hold over you.
Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
I looked at Lucas with the pang that a parent feels when he knows his child will be hurt and that it’s no one’s fault and that to try to preempt the rites of passage is an act of contempt for the child’s courage.
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you’ll forget ’em all.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
The Hideout is here to help you get through today and tomorrow. Be brave. It’s not your fault. Remember, the road will get smoother and there is always hope that tomorrow will be better.
Naomi Wilkinson
I don’t believe that just because one person is born on one side of some imaginary line and another person is born on the other side means that a lot of people should be getting screwed through no fault of their own.
You can’t go around the theatres handing out cards saying, ‘It isn’t my fault’. You go onto the next one.
You can often help others more by correcting your own faults than theirs. Remember, and you should, because of your own experience, that allowing God to correct your faults is not easy. Be patient with people, wait for God to work with them as He wills.
I have a special grudge against those who have the same faults as I do.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks Im nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. Its not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
I don’t want to appear to be placing blame, but as far my life is concerned, everything is pretty much my dad‘s ball’s fault.
it’s your own fault for encouraging him…, you know. Now he thinks he’s a human being. Neal of Queens cove
The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
If you fall on concrete, that’s yo ass fault
The most tragic consequence of our criticism of a man is to block his way to humiliation and grace, precisely to drive him into the mechanisms of self justification and into his faults instead of freeing him from them. For him, our voice drowns the voice of God.
I couldn’t help it,” I said, knowing how lame that sounded. It was as bad as Angeline’s “it’s not my fault” mantra.
I am the greatest advocate of the Constitution of the United States there is on the earth. In my feelings I am always ready to die for the protection of the weak and oppressed in their just rights. The only fault I find with the Constitution is, it is not broad enough to cover the whole ground.
It is not the conscience which raises a blush, for a man may sincerely regret some slight fault committed in solitude, or he may suffer the deepest remorse for an undetected crime, but he will not blush… It is not the sense of guilt, but the thought that others think or know us to be guilty which crimsons the face.
No wonder lawyers, who control the legal system, have fought so hard, and with great success, against “no fault” insurance. No fault, no lawsuits. No lawsuits, no lunch.
I’m often accused of saying some pretty rotten things about my mother-in-law. But quite honestly, she’s only got one major fault – it’s called breathing.
The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement.
It is easier to enrich ourselves with a thousand virtues, than to correct ourselves of a single fault.
True friends are those who love you not in spite of your faults and imperfections, but because of them.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity; but you gods will give us Some faults to make us men.
In matters of sentiment, the public has very crude ideas; and the most shocking fault of women is that they make the public the supreme judge of their lives.
The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.
I don’t know what to believe in the mainstream media anymore. My instinct is to not believe any of it, and it’s their fault.
He is lifeless that is faultless.
What bothered me most was their lack of style. I learned early that class is universally admired. Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there’s a touch of class involved.
Everything was my fault. I was so dumb. But if I hadn’t made the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful woman I’ve been married to for over 30 years, so I guess that makes the mistakes OK.
men do not suspect faults which they do not commit
The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one’s neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward.
The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.
The truth of the matter is we don’t understand our women; we blame on them and it’s all our fault.
Women see faults much more readily in each other than they can discover perfections.
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans.
The most generous and merciful in judgment upon the faults of others are always the most free from faults themselves.
John H Aughey
The crime of a bad example is the same whether men follow it or not, because he that gives bad example to others, does what in him lies to draw them into sin; and if they do not follow it, that is no mitigation of his fault.
People aren’t evil and people aren’t good. They live how they can one day at a time. They come out of dust they go back to dust, dusty feet, no wings, and whose fault is that?
Now if the wearing of fine and precious robes were not a fault, word of God would never have so carefully expressed this. For no one seeks costly garments except for vainglory, that he may seem more honorable than others; for no one wishes to be clothed with such, where he cannot be seen by others.
There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape.
There are faults we would fain pardon.
It wasn’t his, it wasn’t my fault, we both had nothing except patience, but Death has none. I saw him come (how meanly!) and I watched him as he took and took: none of it I could claim as mine.
if four Gaza kids playing soccer were killed Wednesday, as Hamas claims, the terror group is at fault.
Nobody has a right now to say that the Hindus are not liberal to a fault.
There has been an effect of business rap on the output of today’s rap music. But I don’t think that’s the modern day rapper‘s fault.
This is our fault. My fault as much as the next man’s, because even if I was against the war, I didn’t do enough to stop it.
It’s not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don’t wake up thinking I’m so lucky to be able to feed my daughter.
Sexism is not the fault of women – kill your fathers, not your mothers
Be bold, and try not to fall in love with your faults. Don’t be so afraid of giving yourself away, either, for if yo write, you must. And if you can’t face that, better not write.
No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfection.
Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others
One of the ways we reflect God’s love and bring him glory is to accept each other just as he accepts us. This means we accept others’ quirks and look past their faults in order to see a person created in the image of God.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it.
It is very easy to see the allure of alcohol to dull the prain and the temptation to punish myself for something that is not my fault. But he sobering truth is that if I step onto the path of self-destruction, I know I will never come back.
I don’t feel rivalry. I’m the least competitive person you’ll meet ever, to a fault.
One reason golf is such an exasperating game is that a thing we learned is so easily forgotten, and we find ourselves struggling year after year with faults we had discovered and corrected time and again.
Some people are so extremely whiffling and inconsiderable that they are as far from any real faults as from substantial virtues.
In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
When a nation has allowed itself to fall under a tyrannical regime, it cannot be absolved from the faults due to the guilt of that regime.
When the plane is delayed, it’s not the fault of the girl at the desk. I’m resigned to the fact that everything is out of my control and that air travel nowadays is barbaric.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
The faultfinder will find faults even in paradise.
A woman with a hazel eye never elopes from her husband, never chats scandal, never finds fault, never talks too much nor too little–always is an entertaining, intellectual, agreeable and lovely creature.
On recent events in a New York hotel room: What happened was not just inappropriate, it was more than that, it was a fault; a fault toward my wife, my children, my friends but also a fault toward the French people who placed in me their hope for change.
But don’t think that it’s a system or a culture or a state or a person that does the letting down. It’s our expectations that let us down. It begins in the warmth of the womb and the discovery that it’s cold outside. But it’s not the cold’s fault that it’s cold.
It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.
He that reads his Bible to find fault with it will soon discover that the Bible finds fault with him.
A servile race Who, in mere want of fault, all merit place; Who blind obedience pay to ancient schools, Bigots to Greece, and slaves to musty rules.
Each one of us has a particular virtue and faults that make the process of becoming like Jesus different.
We often represent God to ourselves as being able to draw from non-being a world without sorrows, faults, dangers – a world in which there is no damage, no breakage. This is a conceptual fantasy and makes it impossible to solve the problem of evil.
There is a fault common to all singers. When they’re among friends and are asked to sing they don’t want to, and when they’re not asked to sing they never stop.
I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.
Kate Ross
To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense
Kindness and courage can repair time’s faults, And serving him breeds patience and courtesy In us, light sojourners and passing subjects.
And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it’s not my fault, it’s how I’m programmed to function.
Unfortunately, the relations between the United Kingdom and Russia have not developed in the best possible way; however, it has never been our fault. It was not we who decided to discontinue relations with the United Kingdom; it was the UK who preferred to “freeze” our bilateral contacts in various fields.
Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there’s no room for fault. But I don’t expect to turn things around all by myself. I’m not a saint.
sight-seeing gratifies us in different ways. First, there is the pleasure of novelty; secondly, either that of admiration or fault-finding – the latter a very animated enjoyment.
Well lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than weve lost in the last 65 million years. If we dont find answers to these problems, were gonna be victims of this extinction event that were at fault for.
The silence between us was so profound I thought part of it must be my fault.
Every year, it takes more brains to navigate this complicated world. More people are falling below what I call the ‘incompetence line’ through no fault of their own.
The true poet is called to take in the splendor of the world and for that reason will always be inclined to praise rather than tofind fault.
Defects and weakness in men’s understandings, as well as other faculties, come from want of a right use of their own minds; I am apt to think, the fault is generally mislaid upon nature, and there is often a complaint of want of parts, when the fault lies in want of a due improvement of them.
We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
Billy Barty
God Himself allows certain faults; and often we say, “I have deserved to err; I have deserved to be ignorant.
Now no joy but lacks salt That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault; I crave the stain Of tears, the aftermark Of almost too much love, The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove.
I went out with Robbie Williams and Liam Gallagher. I was accused of going out with many different people but that wasn’t my fault.
There are a lot of young black girls who I meet in my travels who don’t have a lot of self-esteem. So if I communicate to them that they’re beautiful, no white person should find fault in that. It doesn’t mean that young white girls aren’t beautiful, because they are just as beautiful.
If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am:
I’m a genuine philanthropist–all other kinds are sham.
Each little fault of temper and each social defect
In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.
Laughter isn’t even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out. Truly the suffering is great, here on earth. We blunder along, shredded by our mistakes, bludgeoned by our faults. Not having a clue where the dark path leads us. But on the whole, we stumble along bravely, don’t you think?
Faults are beauties, when survey’d by love.
After three elections, voters finally caught on that Obama’s faults were not in the stars, but in himself. They apparently tired of the usual distractions from a dismal presidential record.
Not fault of teaching spider if little spider pay more attention to catching fly than doing lesson.
You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.
While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues.
There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us and others who please us in spite of their faults.
We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind?……. We make our own destiny.
Love is the biggest eraser there is. Love erases even the deepest imprinting because love goes deeper then anything. If you childhood imprinting was very strong, and you keep saying: “It’s their fault. I can’t change,” you stay stuck.
Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong.
Michael had once read to her how God had cast a man and woman out of paradise. Yet, for all their human faults and failures. God had shown them the way back in.
Whoever recounts to you the faults of your neighbour will doubtless expose your defects to others.
We set up harsh and unkind rules against ourselves. No one is born without faults. That man is best who has fewest.
For nobody else, gave me thrill-with all your faults, I love you still. It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you.
A just person knows how to secure his own reputation without blemishing another’s by exposing his faults.
Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.
It is not so much the being exempt from faults as the having overcome them that is an advantage to us; it being with the follies of the mind as with weeds of a field, which if destroyed and consumed upon the place where they grow, enrich and improve it more than if none had ever sprung there.
Did you ever notice how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic, for a certain style, or some commitment to life – while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?
People who are open about their own faults, especially, often want to ferret out “inner feelingsbeneath the surface and expose any falsehood, and they think that it’s in their inner feelings that the truth lies. But I don’t think that’s the truth.
How easy it is to see your brother‘s faults, How hard it is to face your own.
Best men oft are moulded out of faults.
Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.
Physicians, of all men, are most happy; whatever good success soever they have, the world proclaimeth; and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.
The fault of the utilitarian doctrine is that it mistakes impersonality for impartiality.
My love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity, ~ Hazel Lancaster.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
Many think that when they have confessed a fault there is no need of correcting it.
You can bear anything if it is not your fault.
Here I am alive, and it’s not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over.
Not. Your. Fault.” I nodded again, holding onto his words like they were redemption.
Nobody looks good in their darkest hour. But it’s those hours that make us what we are. We stand strong, or we cower. We emerge victorious, tempered by our trails, or fracture by a permanent, damning fault line.
A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up.
The smallest fault of women who give themselves up to love is to love.
For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
Thomas Creech
There’s a massive part of me that can be bold and courageous…very strong and very assertive and independent, almost to a fault sometimes.
Self-love makes us deceive ourselves in almost all matters, to censure others, and to blame them for the same faults that we do not correct in ourselves; we do this either because we are unaware of the evil that exists within us, or because we always see our own evil disguised as a good.
It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding.
The greatest sin of airline management of the last 22 years is to say, “It’s all labor‘s fault.”
Donald J. Carty
Only the great can afford to have great defects.
A dead end street is a good place to turn around. Can’t really fault the logic of that, unless you want to go down the dead end of course!
Criticism is now become mere hangman‘s work, and meddles only with the faults of authors ; nay, the critic is disgusted less with their absurdities than excellence ; and you cannot displease him more than in leaving him little room for his malice.
The delusion that one’s sexual pattern is The Only Right Way To Be is probably the single most common sexual-psychosis syndrome of this era, and it is virtually almost always the victim‘s fault. You cannot acquire this delusion by observing reality.
To be born poor is not our fault, but to die poor is crime
Just think, if it weren’t for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.
I think I’m probably a very sad man wrapped in a very joyful package, and I think I’m very resilient, and I think I’m quite generous, sometimes to a fault. And I’m very bad with money, but I don’t see that too much of a flaw.
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
Either I’m funny or the world’s funny. I don’t know which. The bottle and lid don’t fit. It could be the bottle’s fault or the lid’s fault. In either case, there’s no denying that the fit is bad.
All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
How hard you work at correcting your faults reveals your character.
I was most happy when pen and paper were taken from me and I was forbidden from doing anything. I had no anxiety about doing nothing by my own fault, my conscience was clear, and I was happy. This was when I was in prison.
Be England what she will, With all her faults she is my country still.
If you’re looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope
Shakespeare never had six lines together without a fault. Perhaps you may find seven, but this does not refute my general assertion.
Few faults of style, whether real or imaginary, excite the malignity of a more numerous class of readers, than the use of hard words.
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
I’ve slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with […] what I was happy with, and that’s my own fault. I’ve got no one else to blame about that stuff.
They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be, In every work regard the writer’s end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
I think everything in your life’s your own damn fault and that’s my simple philosophy in that, and I think you’re broke because you want to be just like you‘re fat because you want to be or stupid because you want to be or unemployed, it must be because you want to be. Otherwise, it’d be different.
Larry Winget
There’s an unexpectedly high share of workers still in agriculture, .. That’s like a fault line.
Edward Taylor
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. A lover whose passion is extreme loves even the faults of the beloved
There may be one fault in a man that conceals a thousand qualities, or one excellence that conceals a thousand faults. The little indicates much.
I don’t like people who hide things. We’re not perfect, we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.
We are not to reflect on the wickedness of men but to look to the image of God in them, an image which, covering and obliterating their faults, an image which, by its beauty and dignity, should allure us to love and embrace them.
When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot.
No one girl or woman deserves to feel like a vicious attack was her fault.
There comes a morning in life when you wake up a new person; that is to say, you wake up the same person but you realize it’s your own fault.
Jill felt an emptiness open inside of her as she lifted her arm, a sense that something vital was being subtracted from her life. It was always like that when somebody you cared about went away, even when you knew it was inevitable, and it probably wasn’t your fault.
Where love fails we espy all faults.
I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That’s not my family’s fault; it was my perception.
I ask you, is it the fig tree‘s fault that it’s not the season for figs? What kind of thing is that to do to an innocent tree, wither it instantly?
We have to try to cure our faults by attention and not by will.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
I can easily come up with ten really iconic stories/trade paperbacks for Superman, Batman, others… name me ten equally big, iconic Wonder Woman stories. Much harder. That ain’t the character’s fault, that isn’t sexism, that’s just not servicing the character.
I can look at every one of my faults, see they’re there, and go out and try to improve on it.
Societies held together by fear and repression may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.
The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their – shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent? To the ones that arise from urgent material needs.
Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.
Let us look for the good rather than try to discover any hidden evil. We can easily find fault in others if that is what we are looking for.
When we try to avoid one fault, we are led to the opposite, unless we be very careful.
It is the fault of the United States that these terrible people, these insurgents and terrorists are out there. They are the ones that we ought to be focusing our energy on defeating and not just wring our hands about the fact that it’s going to be difficult.
Black detraction will find faults where they are not.
I’m very lucky that I get to make a living out of acting, which is what I love, and the level of attention I receive has sometimes been my own fault and sometimes not been.
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
Grateful for his mistakes, man should be the gods, because by overcoming the faults the stronger force is developed.
We have nothing to hide and it should be clear for the international community whose fault it was that the last closed European border was not open.
It is a remarkably easy thing to do, pointing out the faults of others and suggesting remedies or courses of action in an argumentative and pedantic sort of way, and I am still amazed that there are many people in the American media who are paid very big money to do this.
Writers generally get into writing because they want to write, not because they want to be independent publishers, and you can’t really fault someone for saying, ‘What I’m doing right now works, so there’s no reason to change it.’
Before one blames, one should always find out whether one cannot excuse. To discover little faults has been always the particularity of such brains that are a little or not at all above the average. The superior ones keep quiet or say something against the whole and the great minds transform without blaming.
If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.
A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don’t have to be the one at fault to be the one who’s sorry.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars
A human being should beware how he laughs, for then he shows all his faults.
I’m very devoted to my kids – I’m completely blind to their faults.
By some mysterious method, Susan Carr’s gossip gave the listener a gentler feeling towards his kind. When she spoke of her neighbors’ faults, one knew that somehow they were simply virtues gone to seed.
I tolerate my faults but not at all other people’s.
An artist is his own fault.
I criticize by creation – not by finding fault.
Families tend to artificially divide the world, imbuing one member with all the attributes and another with all the faults. But it’s never that way.
When we associate with the virtuous we form ourselves in imitation of their virtues, or at least lose, every day, something of our faults.
Pope Agapetus I
Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit – a very common symptom indeed among God’s children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life.
When women can’t climax, it’s our fault, but when we can’t get an erection, we have to go to the doctor.
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I’ve got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There’s no future in it.
Bad as “independence” is, the main fault of the Federal Reserve System – an admirable system if conducted in the public interest – is that too much power and control rests in the hands of people whose private interests are directly affected by the Federal Reserves‘ actions.
In a way, the main fault of all books is that they are too long.
We all have faults in life. Mine is that I sometimes rely on my athletic ability a little too much. When I’m having success and things are going good, that’s the lull that I fall into. It’s my worst enemy.
None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.
It is the fault of our rhetoric that we cannot strongly state one fact without seeming to belie some other.
[The South] is ****ed for its virtues and praised for its faults, and there are those who wish its annihilation. But most revealing of all is the fear that it gestates the revolutionary impulse of our future.
When you descant on the faults of others, consider whether you be not guilty of the same. To gain knowledge of ourselves, the best way is to convert the imperfections of others into a mirror for discovering our own.
Blessed are those who imitate us for they shall inherit our faults.
Jacinto Benavente
It is a stupid presumption to go about despising and condemning as false anything that seems to us improbable; this is a common fault in those who think they have more intelligence than the crowd.
There were times when our dad was awesomely good with us, but my biggest and most abiding memory is that he would look more to our faults than to our strengths.
Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
The man in liberalism is usually going to be at fault.
A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them. WYNDHAM LEWIS, Tarr Two persons will not be friends long if they are not inclined to pardon each other’s little failings.
The majority of the high schools and the public schools in N.Y.C. don’t even have band programs. Hip-hop in a lot of ways is an outgrowth of a lack of instruments and a desire to play music, so we can’t really fault the kids for that.
O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults, looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year!
The material memories are not usually part of what is said about a picture, and that is a fault in interpretation because every painting captures a certain resistance of paint, a prodding gesture of the brush, a speed and insistence in the face of mindless matter.
If you are looking for Christ in folks you will not be dwelling on their faults.
Charles E. Fuller
Do not adjust your mind, the fault is in reality.
The great fault of all ethics hitherto has been that they believed themselves to have to deal only with the relations of man to man. In reality, however, the question is what is his attitude to the world and all life that comes within his reach.
Where there are many beauties in a poem I shall not cavil at a few faults proceeding either from negligence or from the imperfection of our nature.
We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault-finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours.
No man is born without faults.
When you are offended at anyone’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. By attending to them, you will forget your anger and learn to live wisely.
Our shortcomings are the eyes with which we see the ideal.
Everything people do that doesn’t work has to be somebody else’s fault. Next time you know, geezers’ll be suing the government for getting old and kids’ll be taking their mommies to court because they came out ugly.
Happiness lies outside yourself, is achieved through interacting with others. Self-forgetfulness should be one’s goal, not self-absorption. The male, capable of only the latter, makes a virtue of an irremediable fault and sets up self-absorption, not only as a good but as a Philosophical Good.
I can forgive a man’s past faults, his present shortcomings, and his future failures if every minute of every day he loves me like it’s his religion.
A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them.
Faults are beauties in a lover’s eye.
For youthful faults ripe virtues shall atone.
He was the sort of guy who took a lot without giving her anything back The more he hurt her the more desperately she loved him. Life’s strange. Sometimes things happen almost as if we’re punishing ourselves for some fault that we can’t really identify.
It’s not my fault so much as my genius.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
What is most heartbreaking to me is the young women who don’t report [being raped] because they were drinking, and they feel like it was their fault that they were drinking. I mean, that is so common.
There are some people upon whom their very faults and failings sit gracefully; and there are others whose very excellencies and accomplishments do not become them.
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
You know, I analyze my faults and my weaknesses very carefully. I’m very hypercritical of myself.
It’s very personal in California to live within hours, and sometimes just a few miles, of earthquake faults when nuclear plants were being built.
I wish to live without committing any fault at any time.
It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
I know it’s my fault I should’ve gave more.
Believing there’s no God means I can’t really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That’s good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
I think you can measure how pathetic your life is by how much joy you get from learning about other people’s faults and troubles.
We endeavor to make a virtue of the faults we are unwilling to correct.
It’s not the skunk‘s fault that he’s a skunk or that he gives off this really bad stink. If I am a skunk, I want to live as a skunk, I want to know what my truth is, to know the person I am without fear.
I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.
What a dignity it gives an old lady, that balance at the bankers! How tenderly we look at her faults if she is a relative; what a kind, good-natured old creature we find her!
What care I if it be “wild and improbable” and “lacking in literary art”? I refuse to be any longer hampered by such canons of criticism. The one essential thing I demand of a book is that it should interest me. If it does, I forgive it every other fault.
But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society.
I do not think it is “selling America short” when we ask a great deal of her; on the contrary, it is those who ask nothing, those who see no fault, who are really selling America short!
I tell you one thing – if you want peace of mind, don not fault with others.
Don’t be too severe in criticizing people’s faults; consider how much they can bear. Don’t be too lofty in enjoining virtue, so people may be able to follow.
You just got to be really logical when you’re a comedian – to a fault. Like a lawyer’s got to believe in the law.
I’ve seen it before. There are women who spread ruin through no fault of theirs, just by being too beautiful, too ful of life and love. They can’t help it. Poeple come to them as people go to a warm fire in winter.
Enjoy your faults, that’s what separates you from the rest of the world.
I was fortunate enough to never really be bullied. Maybe one time in middle school, but it was my fault. I had said something to someone, and they waited for me outside for a month until finally I put my dukes up and ran out. It was completely my fault.
People tend to scare you pointing out your shortfalls. If you voluntarily admit your faults, then people won’t have anything to point out.
Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves.
The fault of bad taste is usually in over-dressing. Quality not effect, is the standard to seek for.
You know, if people are not pacifists, it’s not their fault. It’s because society puts them in that spot. You’ve got to change it. You don’t just change a man – you’ve got to change his environment as you do it.
I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one.
We are more prone to murmur at the punishment of our faults than to lament them.
It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.
We don’t necessarily stand by our faults every time, but we will always stand by our methodologies and ethos.
The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener— a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison out of his system.
I’m competitive to a fault, so of course every week I’m just like, “I want to win, I want to do great.”
I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect.
In War, the young soldier is very apt to regard unusual fatigues as the consquence of faults, mistakes, and embarrassment in the conduct of the whole, and to become distressed and depondent as a consequence. This would not happen if he had been prepared for this beforehand by exercises in peace.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing.
ACKNOWLEDGE, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgment of one another’s faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.
Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.
When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there.
What the world needs is a set villain that people can point at and say, “It’s all your fault!
It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise!
Andre the Giant
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.
The truest grace is not to forgive, but to have never found fault.
Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes: the glorious fault of angels and of gods.
Sure, I want to be the best actor in the world. But my life is my family, my son, my friends. I don’t know how anyone can find fault with that.
The failure to cultivate virtue, the failure to examine and analyze what I have learned, the inability to move toward righteousness after being shown the way, the inability to correct my faults-these are the causes of my grief.
A hero without faults is like an omelet without little bits of eggshell in it.
Colin Cotterill
Apparently it’s my fault that the Titanic sank.
We lack an organization that will support fashion week. The five-day week shows a lack of vision and that we are not able to command respect. I am not saying it’s anyone’s fault in particular, it’s our fault. We have the highest concentration of brands, how can we accommodate everyone in four or five days?
This is my fault. Mine. Making her think I’d be here for her.
Tis a meaner part of sense to find a fault than taste an excellence.
The lowest people are generally the first to find fault with show or equipage; especially that of a person lately emerged from his obscurity. They never once consider that he is breaking the ice for themselves.
With all our horrors and faults, somewhere in us there is a shining.
I don’t wish anybody ill, I really don’t. I’ve got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or… it’s a waste of time.
We should not be much concerned about faults we have the courage to own.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
True religion has a universal quality. It does not find fault with other religions. False religions will find fault with other religions; they will say that theirs is the only valid religion and their prophet is the only saviour. But a true religion will feel that all the prophets are saviours of mankind.
Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly.
A lack of the historical sense is the hereditary fault of all philosophers.
He loved her, both for her fault and her redemption of it, more than he had ever thought that he could love her; for he had believed that in their kiss love had reached its uttermost. But love has no uttermost, as the starshave no number and the sea no rest.
My freedom from hatred – I would even claim for myself individually, my love – for those who consider themselves to be my enemies, does not make me blind to their faults.
We all have faults.
If I see a certain faults in people, I know there will be more faults in me as well. I’d rather focus on how I should work on my faults.
For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
The worst defect in the world would be to consider yourself free from faults. Being too greatly saddened by one’s faults can come from having one’s pride humiliated.
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud.
All men make faults.
Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
We relinquished our freedom that day, and we were more than happy to see it go. From that moment on we lived in true freedom, the freedom to point to someone else and say “They told me to do it! It’s their fault, not mine.” The freedom, God help us, to say “I was only following orders.”-World War Z
It’s not my fault everybody wants me
Why mundanes always insist on taking responsibility for things that aren’t their fault is a mystery to me. You didn’t force that cocktail down his idiotic throat.” –Jace, pg.241-
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
Given Loughner’s obsession with meaninglessness and language, maybe Foucault & Derrida deserve some fault here, too.
How will you use the years God gives you? Will you be remembered for being a fault-finder? Or will you be known for your quick smile, the laugh lines around your eyes, and the twinkle deep within? After all, God gives you your face, but you provide the expression!
In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.
The worst of our faults is our interest in other people’s faults.
I was surprised to find myself so much fuller of Faults than I had imagined, but I had the Satisfaction of seeing them diminish.
Perfect servants would be the worst of all for certain masters, whose happiness consists in finding fault with them.
And now I’ve got to explain the smell that was in there before I went in there. Does that ever happen to you? It’s not your fault. You’ve held your breath, you just wanna get out, and now you open the door and you have to explain, ‘Oh! Listen, there’s an odor in there and I didn’t do it. It’s bad.
Who mix‘d reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.
O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.
When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.
I come from a long line of women who like shoes to a fault.
People shouldn’t be living in certain places – on earthquake faults or on flood plains. But they do, and there are consequences.
The liberals think government exists to fix what’s wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there’s nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won’t cure.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
It is assumed that when anyone gets into debt, the fault is entirely and always the fault of the lender.
I hate motorcycles. Because if I hit one, even if it’s not my fault, if I’ve done nothing wrong, I’m not charged with manslaughter, he’s gonna die, because he’s on a motorcycle. So I have to live my life knowing that I killed this guy.
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it– it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.
I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work for him despite my deficiencies.
I’m not conceited. Conceit is a fault and I have no faults.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
When it comes to our money and work lives, most of us have had our challenges, our valleys. Most of us have a couple of files in our head. One, I name “It was my own damn fault.” And the other one I name, “I don’t know how I will ever forgive those bastards.”
This sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults.
A man thinking with the core of his heart is always willing to change to accept his mistakes while others just crib and duck the mistakes to find fault with others only.
There are certain people who will always seek to criticize. This has nothing to do with you. It must be hard to be inside their head, you know? I mean if they find so much fault in everyone around them… then one can only imagine the faults they must see in themselves.
A readiness to excuse some faults, shows a disposition to commit others.
Mine eyes Were not in fault, for she was beautiful; Mine ears, that heard her flattery; nor my heart, That thought her like her seeming. It had been vicious To have mistrusted her.
We rather confess our moral errors, faults, and crimes than our ignorance.
What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
If I can let people see a Seungri without any faults for once, then everything I do after that will be a perfect Seungri.
The question, ‘Why does she stay?’ is code for some people for, ‘It’s her fault for staying,’ as if [domestic violence] victims intentionally choose to fall in love with men intent upon destroying us.
Ads are not written to entertain. When they do, those entertainment seekers rare little likely to be the people whom you want. This is one of the greatest advertising faults. Ad writers abandon their part. They forgot they are salesmen and try to be performers. Instead of sales, they seek applause
I never said that I wanted to be the only company, is it my fault that I ran my company well? Wouldn’t you want the best for your company? Also consider that I started of small.
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader,
are your own nature reflected in them.
My own fault. The equipment had safeties but your primary piece of protective equipment was your brain. There was a presumption that anyone entering this room was intelligent enough to keep away from hot things, sharp things, and things carrying large stores of momentum.
talking too much is a far greater social fault than talking too little.
The downside is, if somebody doesn’t like it, then it’s like “oh my god, ok its really your fault.”
I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.
This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
We remain silent because we’ve taken on a responsibility and/or shame that was never ours to carry. Forgive yourself for things that were not your fault. Bad decisions, mistaken trust, physical weakness, or too much fear to act do not make an assault on you or someone you care about your fault. Ever.
I don’t know if it is all (man’s fault) but the majority is, for the most part, it is man who continuously slaps down nature.
Evil and faults are corrected by good, by love, kindness, meekness, humility, and patience.
Those who influenced me the most are not those who pointed out all my faults, but those who knew God was bigger than my shortcomings. Those who influenced me the most didn’t just point a finger, they held out a helping hand.
And for all the richest and most successful merchants life inevitably became rather dull and niggly, and they began to imagine that this was therefore the fault of the worlds they’d settled on.
If I go for the alternative which is false, then obviously I shall be in error; if I take the other side, then it is by… chance that I arrive at the truth, and I shall still be at fault…. In this incorrect use of free will may be found the privation which constitutes the essence of error.
The lurking tragedy: The chances are that an accident will some day happen to you at a friend’s dinner table … As long as water and coffee and jelly exist, a certain percentage of each will necessarily be overturned upon a like number of snowy white tablecloths. Usually the tragedy is really no one’s fault.
Mary Elizabeth Clark
We easily forget our faults when no one knows them but ourselves.
I think in order to write really well and convincingly, one must be somewhat poisoned by emotion, dislike, displeasure, resentment, fault-finding, imagination, passionate remonstrance, a sense of injustice-they all make fine fuel.
Since the world never faults a man who refuses to yield…it is generally recognized that weak men live in obedience to the world’s will, while the strong obey only their own.
Remember, it is never the knife‘s fault.
None so good that he has no faults, None so wicked that he is worth naught.
I have long been disposed to judge men by their average. If it is reasonably high, I am charitable with faults that look pretty black.
The man whom philosophy leaves cold, and the man whom real faith does not illuminate, may be assured that the fault lies in them, not in knowledge and faith. The former is still an alien to philosophy, the latter an alien to faith.
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.
Evaluate. Long experience had taught me to evaluate and assess. When the unexpected gets dumped on you, don’t waste time. Don’t figure out how or why it happened. Don’t recriminate. Don’t figure out whose fault it is. Don’t work out how to avoid the same mistake next time. All of that you do later. If you survive.
I’m very conscious I’ve got a lot of faults, the same as everyone, and I have done plenty of things wrong.
Criticism is good because it helps finding the faults in me.
Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them
Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.
People are very narcissistic. It’s not all their fault. We live in a society where there is a magazine for you, a channel for you, a perfume for you.
It is within your power to see that all you have experienced, trials, errors, faults, deceptions, passions, your love and your hope, shall be merged wholly in your aim.
If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I’m close by. And, I have a terrible memory. I’m bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things.
There is nothing to do with men [and women] but to love them; to contemplate their virtues with admiration, their faults with pity and forbearance, and their injuries with forgiveness.
But if we judge only those things which are in our power to be good or bad, there remains no reason either for finding fault with God or standing in a hostile attitude to man.
I’m probably the most honest person you’ll ever meet – to a fault, like, I-will-hurt-your-feelings honest. I’m sure if I lied about anything, it would have been silly, but I haven‘t retained that information.
There is scarcely any fault in another which offends us more than vanity, though perhaps there is none that really injures us so little.
If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
Pam Oliver
The only fault’s with time; All men become good creatures: but so slow!
I’m a grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?
If youth is a fault, it is one that one gets rid of soon enough.
Father asks frequently in his letters whether I fancy any Ayorthaian young lady or any in our acquaintance at home. I say no I suppose I’m confessing another fault: pride. I don’t want him to know that I love if my affections are not returned
No one finds fault with defects which are the result of nature.
I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family.
All singers have this fault: if asked to sing among friends they are never so inclined; if unasked, they never leave off.
Let us look at our own faults, and not other people’s. We ought not to insist on everyone following in our footsteps, nor to take upon ourselves to give instructions in spirituality when, perhaps, we do not even know what it is.
Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass, you know his faults, now let the foibles pass.
This is not my fault! Any ideas?” “You don’t have a white flag, do you?
Andy McDermott
How am I different than anyone else? I’m a human being, and I have my faults, too.
I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human
I think there’s a lack of understanding which is partly our fault as scientists and physicians in not communicating well enough with the public. But there’s a lack of understanding of how important biomedical research is.
Laurie Glimcher
I see what you mean. It must be a huge relief, and an easy way out, to think the devil is always outside of us. (…) we would stop looking for Sheitan outside and instead focus on ourselves. What we need is sincere self-examination. Not being on the watch for the faults of others.” (p. 257).
In the intercourse of life, we please more by our faults than by our good qualities.
There’s no accountability anymore, Pierce, no one holds anyone accountable for what they do. It’s always someone else’s fault. Usually people just blame the victim.
In most quarrels there is a fault on both sides. A quarrel may be compared to a spark, which cannot be produced without a flint, as well as steel. Either of them may hammer on wood forever; no fire will follow.
In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin
Everything is the director‘s fault – you can quote me on that. There are no excuses.
Watching films I’m in is always a bit odd, especially when I’m watching them for the first time with other people. It’s hard not to see my faults.
I learned from my mistakes, I was able to accept the things that were my fault and to be able to grow from that. You have to be able to see growth from your experiences and I’ve done that.
Never love unless you can bear with all the faults of man!
The words in prose ought to express the intended meaning, and no more; if they attract attention to themselves, it is, in general, a fault.
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
Some read books only with a view to find fault, while others read only to be taught; the former are like venomous spiders, extracting a poisonous quality, where the latter, like the bees, sip out a sweet and profitable juice.
My fault now is making my plays too short.
I think people act on their emotions without thinking on them and one of our biggest faults as humans is our instinct to do that. I know I’ve done it. I’m trying to learn how to control that.
Our time on earth is not well spent by counting rewards before God has given them to us, but rather, by looking for our faults and repenting of them
Blush at your faults.
I could not ask forgiveness for something I had not done. As scapegoat, I could only bear the fault.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
You mean nothing to no one but that’s nobody’s fault…
The World’s a Printing-House, our words, our thoughts,
Our deeds, are characters of several sizes.
Each soul is a Compos’tor, of whose faults
The Levites are Correctors; Heaven Revises.
Death is the common Press, from whence being driven,
We’re gather‘d, Sheet by Sheet, and bound for Heaven.
Persons are judged to be great because of the positive qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
We are the fault line; if you don’t deal with this fault line, you’re going to have an earthquake, that’s what we always said.
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.
I was an executive running a pretty substantial group before becoming CEO, and I had no idea what it was like. When something goes wrong, people say, ‘It’s all your fault.’ Your reaction is, ‘It’s not my fault.’ But what do you mean? I was the founder, I hired everybody in the company, I was managing it.
It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.
It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.
Javelin is a very technical sport. I rectified my faults over time. Then I trained under foreign coaches who further rectified my errors.
I became a poet at the age of sixteen. I did not intend to do it. It was not my fault.
To acknowledge our faults when we are blamed, is modesty; to discover them to one’s friends in ingenuousness, is confidence; but to preach them to all the world, if one does not take care, is pride.
My two major faults are that I row too long and pick up too many women
Our faults are not seen, But past us; neither felt, but only in The punishment.
O, we all acknowledge our faults, now; ‘tis the mode of the day: but the acknowledgment passes for current payment; and therefore we never amend them.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
People are just self-centered-it’s all about them. And we’re telling people it’s okay to be ‘all about you’ because you’re a victim and it’s not your fault. That’s why society has gotten more and more belligerent and selfish.
I was angry at God until I came to understand that it isn’t God’s fault when people mistreat me. I still have my doubts at times, but I try to remember that God has given them the same free will that He’s given me.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
He who is insolent towards men is insolent towards God… Respect in man the grand, inestimable image of God and be forbearing towards the faults and errors of fallen man, so that God may be forbearing towards your own.
Speaking of New York as a traveller I have two faults to find with it. In the first place there is nothing to see; and in the second place there is no mode of getting about to see anything.
Though the day of my Destiny ‘s over, And the star of my Fate hath declined, Thy soft heart refused to discover The faults which so many could find.
Disappointments that aren’t a result of our own foolishness are a testing of our faith or a correction from heaven, and it is our own fault if these disappointments don’t work for our own good.
Glad-tidings to he who knows his own faults more than other people know it.
I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;
Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.
The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.
And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, As patches set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patch‘d.
Donald Trump‘s humor is hostile to a fault.
Ninoy Aquino was a friend; I knew his faults, which were outweighed by his virtues.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Of course, I love you,’ the flower said to him. ‘If you were not aware of it, it was my fault.
Oh my God, this can’t be happening!” I cried. “What?” “Mopeds? Those are the wheels Pete gives us? I knew he was pissed off at me! It was all that time I spent in the hospital wasn’t it? Or was it the wrecks? But I only tore up one car last time! And that wasn’t my fault!
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.
So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications of Hamilton‘s Federalism, but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects tainted with a more doubtful tendency.
It’s your fault. I was defending you!” I blurted. He paused. “In protecting my honor, you exposed months of work. I should be flattered?
If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, ‘It’s not my fault, it’s my glands.’ It’s not; it’s greed!
There is no end to one’s faults. To think of them makes one humble.
The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
Whenever I am losing, it’s like, ‘It’s his fault’. And whenever I’m winning it’s like, ‘That’s us’. That’s the team, the people.
There are no chains like hate…dwelling on your brother‘s faults multiplies your own. You are far from the end of your journey.
Mistakes remember’d are not faults forgot.
Robert Henry Newell
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault. If he betrays you twice, it is your fault. Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, they will never cease to be amused. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
One of the most common ways of not acknowledging our faults is to blame others.
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
Never find fault with the absent.
I was born in 1947, and my generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.
Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to be the only true source of the ridiculous.
I was taught you don’t tell your secrets to strangerscertainly not secrets that expose error, weakness, failure. My generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.
There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
Focus on remedies, not faults.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.
I’m a sinner just like everybody else and I have my faults and I’ve been through my dark times in my life to where I wasn’t walking the walk and talking the talk, or I may have been talking the talk, but I wasn’t walking the walk.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
All the evil in the world is the fault of the self-styled pure in heart, a result of their eagerness to unearth secrets and expose them to the light of the sun.
Jesus says that those who live by God’s forgiveness must imitate it. A person whose only hope is that God will not hold his faults against him forfeits his right to hold others’ faults against them.
In Friendship we only see those faults which may be prejudicial to our friends. In love we see no faults but those by which we suffer ourselves.
I’m going to show you my faults, I’m going to show you my insecurities, I’m going to be real.
I’m a big enough lad now to know that I should just get over it and do what I have to do, by getting out on the training pitch and correcting the faults.
Faults are committed within the walls of Troy and also without. [There is fault on both sides.]
Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.
Biodiesel seems to be the answer to a lot of our prayers. Not only can it help the U.S. economy, our unwanted dependence on foreign oil, and the gasping environment, it could also help the family farmers out of this tragic dilemma they have found themselves in through no fault of their own.
Fortune mends more faults in us than ever reason would be able to do.
A true friend sees past your excuses to the real reason it’s not your fault.
Press not a falling man too far; ’tis virtue:
His faults lie open to the laws; let them,
Not you, correct him.
To me He is all fault who hath no fault at all: For who loves me must have a touch of earth.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
We can love with all our hearts those in whom we recognize great faults. It would be impertinent to believe that perfection alone has the right to please us; sometimes our weaknesses attach us to each other as much as our virtues.
I made Man with too many faults. Yet I love him. And if he wishes, I have a home above for him.
A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults
The kind of hero worship you have, when a parent is lost early and you don’t know all their faults and misgivings, is a very strong influence.
The way to acquire lasting esteem is not by the fewness of a writer’s faults, but the greatness of his beauties, and our noblest works are generally most replete with both.
“She’s a very charming and delightful creature,” quoth Mr. Robert Sawyer, in reply; “and has only one fault that I know of, Ben. It happens, unfortunately, that that single blemish is a want of taste. She don’t like me.”
A woman should say: ‘Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?’ If he does, then it’s the wife’s fault because she is not trying to make him happy.
There are three ways to correct our faults:We can change through behavior We can change through understanding We can change heart
Not that it was Twiggy’s fault, but the ubiquity of her image created a sense in young women that to be stylish meant to be skinny, flat-chested with an ingenue face and straight hair.
Whatever my faults, I have some principles.
If extravagance were a fault, it would not have a place in the festivals of the gods.
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
Humanity is a crazy contradiction. I accept us for who we are. We’re not that great. Every time we take a step forward we go back to the same primitive behavior. We’re meant to be this way. It’s not our fault, it’s just who we are.
My sister married a German. He complained he couldn’t get a good
bagel back home. I said: ‘Well, whose fault is that?’
Do not romanticize the poor…We are all people, human beings subject to the same temptations and faults as all others. Our poverty damages our dignity.
It is impossible to foretell the future with any degree of accuracy, that it is impossible to rehearse life. A fault in the scenery, a face in the audience, an interruption of the audience on to the stage, and all our carefully planned gesture mean nothing, or mean too much.
At Berkshire, I both initiate and monitor every derivatives contract on our books … If Berkshire ever gets in trouble, it will be my fault. It will not be because of the misjudgments made by a risk committee or chief risk officer.
Our faults afflict us more than our good deeds console. Pain is ever uppermost in the conscience as in the heart.
It was a nice bit of blackmail that kept him off my back, but he refused to take the message that I wasn’t going to work for him. ’Course, that might be my fault…since I seemed unable to say no when he waved enough money at me.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
When admins have faults, they do not fear to ignore them
My family are amazing. I had like, the perfect upbringing. It sucks for people like Lindsey [Lohan], but it’s not her fault she’s so off the rails.
the most censorious are generally the least judicious; who, having nothing to recommend themselves, will be finding fault with others. No man envies the merit of another, that has any of his own.
Ellin Devis
Everybody wants their life to mean something, whether it’s a conscious awareness or not, and that’s why I’ve always known that the way liberals sell climate change works, because they tell people it’s their fault but then they offer them redemption.
It is a fault, not a virtue, to wish your humility recognized and applauded.
If we strive to strengthen our body now; to overcome our faults; to cultivate new virtues; the Sun of our next life will rise under much more auspicious conditions than those under which we now live, and thus we may truly rule our stars and master our fate.
It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an answer, there are times when it sadly fails me in framing an excuse; and always the lapse occurs at some crisis, when a facile word or plausible pretext is specially wanted to get me out of painful embarrassment.
They tied me back together, but they didn’t use double knots. My insides are draining out of the fault lines in my skin, I can feel it, but every time I check the bandages, they’re dry.
A lifetime can well be spent correcting and improving one’s own faults without bothering about others.
All real difficulty stems from no responsibility. Full responsibility is not fault; it is recognition of being cause.
We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.
It’s not Cam’s fault,” Bex told her. “We rigged her bed so that if she gets up, I get an electric shock.” “Liz designed it,” Macey said, and Bex shrugged “We told you we were taking precautions.” Of course. Because at Gallagher Academy, “precautions” usually equalsvoluntary shock therapy“.
We do not look at our own faults; the eyes do not see themselves, they see the eyes of everybody else. We human beings are very slow to recognise our own weakness, our own faults, so long as we can lay the blame upon somebody else.
When it’s your own fault, things hurt worse than when someone else is to blame.
There are good, God-fearing persons who still fall into certain faults, and it is better to bear with them than to be hard on them.
You don’t attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault.
Unfortunately, people like to remember me only for my faults.
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Hoc solum deliqui, quod uiuo. My only fault is that I am alive.
Walter Map
And he that does one fault at first And lies to hide it, makes it two.
We should feel dissonance; we are, after all, immortals trapped in mortal surroundings. We lack unity because long ago a gap fissured open between our mortal and immortal parts; theologians trace the fault line back to the Fall.
You can blame people who knock things over in the dark or you can begin to light candles. You’re only at fault if you know about the problem and choose to do nothing.
Most men call fretting a minor fault, a foible, and not a vice. There is no vice except drunkenness which can so utterly destroy the peace, the happiness of a hoe.
It’s a lot harder to find fault with the mundane details of daily existence when you really, really know on a cellular level that you’re going to go, and that this moment, right now, is life. Life isn’t what happens to you in 20 years. This moment, right now, is your life.
You crystal break, for fear of breaking it: Careless and careful hands like faults commit.
Men ought to be most annoyed by the sufferings which come from their own faults.
We in the media are just people with all of people’s faults.
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 fellow-creature.
Most critical fault-finding, when reduced to its essentials, simply amounts to reproach of the author because he is himself — thinks, feels, sees, and creates, as himself, instead of seeing and creating in the way the critic would have done.
Now, here is the point about the self: it is insatiable. It is always, always hankering. It is what you might call rapacious to a fault. The great flaming mouth to the thing is never in this world going to be stuff full.
England with all thy faults, I love thee still– My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee.
I have many unrecognized talents, but my faults have somehow succeeded in securing wide recognition.
I had an arranged marriage, and learnt you have to persevere and remember we are all human and all have faults. Obviously my husband Abdal has more faults than I do!
Is it the fault of wine if a fool drinks it and goes stumbling into darkness?
It’s silly to try to escape other people’s faults. They are inescapable. Just try to escape your own.
Now when I bore people at a party they think it’s their fault.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our own virtues.
Ninety-five per cent of my language problems are the fault of that stupid little midget.
The inability to grasp the pathology* of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.
I can’t fault [Donald] Trump for firing [Craig] Deare. Then again, I also can’t fault Deare for going berserk. Sometimes a marriage just doesn’t work.
I am struck here by the curious mixture of justice and injustice in our lives. We are blamed for our real faults but usually not on the right occasions.
Any woman who votes for no-fault divorce is like a turkey voting for Thanksgiving.
The managers at fault periodically report on the lesson they have learned from the latest disappointment. They then usually seek out future lessons.
I am a hopeless romantic. A silly, ridiculous, foolish romantic. I live in a fantasy land. I need to get real. And now, for the first time, I want to get real. I want a real relationship with a real man in the real world–-with all the real problems, faults, and whatever comes with it.
If a white cloth is stained even with a small spot, the stain appears very ugly indeed. So the smallest fault of a holy man becomes painfully prominent.
Where there is no conflict, there is no fault.
Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto anthills.
It’s not my fault all women like motorcycles, Murph. They’re basically huge vibrators. With wheels.
An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.
People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It’s isn’t the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don’t think.
And before you ask, no, you’re not driving, Myrnin. I remember the last time.” “That accident was not my fault.” “You were the only one on the road, and the mailbox actually didn’t leap out in front of you. No arguments. You sit in the back, too.
If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it.
There’s a major fault in Western society. It makes room for only one god, and in only one gender. There’s no balance, no co-existence, no partnership.
Tomson Highway
To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.
One mend-fault is worth two find-faults, but one find-fault is better than two make-faults.
If I loved you, well that’s my fault
Make faithfulness and truth thy masters: have no friends unlike thyself: be not ashamed to mend thy faults.
As there are some faults that have been termed faults on the right side, so there are some errors that might be denominated errors on the safe side. Thus we seldom regret having been too mild, too cautious, or too humble; but we often repent having been too violent, too precipitate, or too proud.
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
What cannot be changed cannot be blamed.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
I’m just human, I have faults like anyone
If lightning strikes while you’re in the car it’s your fault.
Doc Bundy
A good man complains of no one; he does not look to faults.
It is a well-known fact that we see the faults in other’s works more readily than we do in our own.
Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?
The question is not what man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate.
Everyone puts his fault on the Times.
Thank everyone who calls out your faults, your anger, your impatience, your egotism; do this consciously, voluntarily.
I don’t think there has been enough communication between the players and the tournaments. In one sense it’s just as much the players’ fault. Players talk between each other and in the locker room about things that can be improved and then when the time comes to talk and really do something about it they stop.
Condemn the fault and not the actor of it?
What we cut off from our other faults is very often but so much added to our pride.
Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but willpick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
Joie est mon caractere, C’est la faute a Voltaire; Misere est mon trousseau C’est la faute a Rousseau. [Joy is my character, ‘Tis the fault of Voltaire; Misery is my trousseau ‘Tis the fault of Rousseau.] – Gavroche
There are some persons who only disgust with their abilities, there are persons who please even with their faults.
The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.
They who pray with faith have fervour and fervour is the fire of prayer. This mysterious fire has the power of consuming all our faults and imperfections, and of giving to our actions, vitality, beauty and merit.
If my team isn’t motivated, it’s my fault. I can’t consider myself the best of the best until my team is able to get out of the first round.