faults

A Quote by Francis Quarles on commitment, earth, faults, good, happiness, men, success, and world

Physicians, of all men, are most happy: whatever good success they have, the world proclaimeth and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

Source: Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man

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A Quote by Francis O'Walsh on faults and people

Some people find fault as if it were buried treasure.

Francis O'Walsh

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A Quote by Epictetus on faults and men

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There are some faults which men readily admit, but others not so readily.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: Discourses

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A Quote by Epictetus on faults and ill

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If a man has reported to you, that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make any defense (answer) to what has been told to you: but reply, The man did not know the rest of my faults, for he would not have mentioned these only.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: Enchiridion

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A Quote by Epictetus on faults

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

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death, faults, and men

Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die.  Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, Jul 1862, to clergyman and writer T. W. Higginson; in The Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2, 1958.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on faults, happiness, imperfection, and play

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say - it leaves me something to do.

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: On his play Tiny Alice, quoted in Observer (London), 5 April 1965.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on correction, criticism, faults, friendship, pride, and virtue

Our pride rather than our virtue criticizes the faults of others: We reprove our friends less to correct their faults than to show that we-ourselves are free of them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults and pleasure

If we had no faults ourselves, we should not take so much pleasure in remarking them in others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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