faults

A Quote by Alexandre Dumas on faults and profit

We blame in others only the faults by which we do not profit.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)

Source: The Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on approval, faults, heart, joy, lies, stupidity, and superiority

Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise? 'T is but to know how little can be known; To see all others' faults, and feel our own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 254.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on faults and mercy

Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Universal Prayer

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fame, faults, and praise

Careless of censure, nor too fond of fame, Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame, Averse alike to flatter or offend, Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 182

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on ambition, angels, and faults

Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on anger, faults, and revenge

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Agnes Sligh Turnbull on dogs, faults, and life

Dog's lives are too short, their only fault really.

Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888 - 1979)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on decisions, duty, faults, government, judgment, people, politics, purpose, questions, and resignation

If the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, . . . the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Nor is there, in this view, any assault upon the court, or the judges. It is a duty, from which they may not shrink, to decide cases properly brought before them; and it is no fault of theirs, if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: first inaugural address (final text), March 4, 1861.

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A Quote by A. J. Marshall on blindness, faults, and nature

Nature didn't make us perfect, so she did the next best thing - she made us blind to our faults.

A. J. Marshall

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