A Quote by Robert Grudin on plans, planning, flaws, and intuition

Plans made swiftly and intuitively are likely to have flaws. Plans made carefully and comprehensively are sure to.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 102

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A Quote by John Pierrakos on self, responsibility, truth, flaws, imperfections, honesty, and beauty

Responsibility to self simply means to acknowledge inner truth—our imperfections and our power, our beauty.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 40

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A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on beutiy, life, flaws, flavor, change, creation, and praise

Glory be to God for dappled things—    
  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;    
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;    
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    
  Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
    And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.    
All things counter, original, spare, strange;    
  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)    
    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;    
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
                  Praise him.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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A Quote by William J. H. Boetcker on flaws and weakness

Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable than a brick without a flaw.

William J. H. Boetcker

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A Quote by unknown on flaws, honor, and suffering

Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.


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A Quote by Thomas R. Nicely on flaws and publicity

Usually mathematicians have to shoot somebody to get this much publicity. [On the attention he received after finding the flaw in Intel's Pentium chip in 1994]

Thomas R. Nicely

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer, December 18, 1994, Section A, page 19.

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A Quote by Pythagoras on flaws and friendship

Write in the sand the flaws of your friend.

Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on achievement, awareness, belief, brothers, children, church, criticism, destruction, devil, doubt, failure, family, flaws, friendship, giving, hatred, hope, love, men, needs, neighbors, patience, progress, sister, success, s

None of us need one more person bashing or pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. Most of us are already well aware of the areas in which we are weak. What each of us does need is family, friends, employers, and brothers and sisters who support us, who have the patience to teach us, who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can, in spite of our weaknesses. What ever happened to giving each other the benefit of the doubt? What ever happened to hoping that another person would succeed or achieve? What ever happened to rooting for each other? [Satan's] tactic is stirring up hatred among the children of men. He loves to see us criticize each other, make fun or take advantage of our neighbor's known flaws, and generally pick on each other. There will always be those in the days ahead who will be inclined to bash ourselves and others, but we cannot allow a heavy, crushing blow to destroy us or deter our personal or church progress.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1992 p. 18.

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A Quote by Marcus Valerius Martialis ‘Martial' on flaws, imagination, and world

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst

Martial (c.40 - c.102)

Source: Epigrammata

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A Quote by Marcus Valerius Martialis ‘Martial' on flaws


The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is.

Martial (c.40 - c.102)

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