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La RochefoucauldOur virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

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Mignon McLaughlinThe fault no child ever loses is the one he was most punished for.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinWe are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest. But where are they?

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Arthur SchopenhauerNo rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Emile M. CioranI have all the defects of other people yet everything they do seems to me inconceivable.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Winston ChurchillGood and great are seldom in the same man.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Arthur SchopenhauerThe doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Abraham LincolnIt's my experience that folks who have no vices have generally very few virtues.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Kurt VonnegutAnother flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

—  Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007, American writer

Somerset MaughamWe know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery excess causes a defect; every defect an excess.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

TheocritusFaults are beauties in a lover's eye.

—  Theocritus, 3rd cent. BC, Ancient Greek poet

La RochefoucauldIf we had no faults, we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldWe confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves we have no great ones.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldWe try to make virtues out of the faults we have no wish to correct.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

La RochefoucauldThere are some persons who only disgust with their abilities, there are persons who please even with their faults.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Zig ZiglarSome people find fault like there is a reward for it.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Henry FordDon’t find fault, find a remedy.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

Jean Jacques RousseauShe was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces... But I loved her.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

William ShakespeareThe fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Julius Caesar


Latin Quotes

HoraceNothing is blessed in every part

Nihil est ab omni parte beatum.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

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SenecaNo one is without fault.

Nemo sine vitio est.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

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Quotes in Verse

Dorothy ParkerFour be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic


Proverbs

Chinese proverbA diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

—  Chinese proverb


Movie Quotes

Animal House (1978)Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

—  from the film Animal House (1978)










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