Saturday, 17 November 2012


A readiness to excuse some faults, shows a disposition to commit others. - Norman MacDonald

A sure way to hear of your faults is to boast of your virtues. - Norman MacDonald

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 patchd. - Shakespeare

Certain faults are necessary to the individual if he is to exist. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Consider not one fault where there are many virtues. - Edward Counsel

Easily seen are other's faults; hard indeed it is to see one's own faults. - Unknown

Every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow fault came to match it. - Shakespeare

Faults are more easily recognized in the works of others than in our own. - Leonardo da Vinci

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. - Benjamin Franklin

If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone. - Epictetus

If you feel you have no faults, that makes another one. - Unknown

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. - John Ruskin

It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice. - Unknown

Men sometimes reproach themselves with fancied faults, that they may be thought less guilty of real ones. - Norman MacDonald

Men's graces must get the better of their faults as a farmer's crops do of the weeds – by growth. When the corn is low, the farmer uses the plough to root up the weeds; but when it is high, and shakes its palm-like leaves in the wind, he says, "Let the corn take care of them," for the dense shadow of growing corn is as fatal to weeds as the edge of the sickle. - Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing is easier than to find a fault, and nothing more difficult than the ability to substitute the proper correction. - Norman MacDonald

Nothing shows our weakness more than to be so sharp-sighted at spying other men's faults, and so purblind about our own. - William Penn

Oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. - William Shakespeare

One of the greatest and also the commonest of faults is for men to believe that, because they never hear their shortcomings spoken of, or read about them in cold print, others can have no knowledge of them. - Georg G. Christoph Lichtenberg

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. - Unknown

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. - Unknown

Some people have a way of making their faults pleasing, while others have a way of making their virtues repulsive. - Lewis F. Korn

The easiest thing to find is fault. - Unknown

The faults that are visible in ourselves should, at least, teach us tenderness with respect to those we imagine in others. - Norman MacDonald

The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. - Dale Turner

To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. - Publilius Syrus 

We are often more agreeable through our faults than our good qualities. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We confess small faults to insinuate that we have no great ones. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We must not be timid from a fear of committing faults: the greatest fault of all is to deprive oneself of experience. - Luc de Clapiers

We often appear unconscious of our faults, merely from frequency of viewing them. - Norman MacDonald

We should not be much concerned about faults we have the courage to own. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones. - Benjamin Franklin

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