Quotes of Blemish

“ What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this. - Don Quixote. ”

- Don Quixote

“ But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan — spoiled. ”

- Israel Zangwill

“ Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? ”

- George Eliot

“ A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit. ”

- Ivy Compton Burnett

“ Vices of the time; vices of the man. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all those who have not a single virtue. ”

- Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“ Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Wisdom is scar tissue in disguise. ”

- Unknown

“ Let my honor be without stain. ”

- Motto

“ Vice turns beauty into deformity. ”

- Samuel Richardson

“ We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. ”

- St. Augustine

“ Let thy vices die before thee. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ We have all our vices, and the bestIs he who with the fewest is oppressed. ”

- Horace

“ Vices are of two kinds, the beastly and the devilish. By his beastly vices, man puts himself below the beasts; the devilish vices have a degree of wickedness that goes far beyond the human. ”

- Immanuel Kant

“ I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Not a flower But shows some touch, in freckle, streak or stain, Of his unrivall'd pencil. ”

- William Cowper

“ History is an illogical record. It hinges on nothing. It is a story that changes, and has accidents, and recovers with scars. ”

- Gretel Ehrlich

“ Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ The blackest ink of fate are sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ Why do people not confess vices? It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking person only who can tell their dreams. ”

- Seneca

“ To throw a blot on a man's reputation by praising him. ”

- George Chapman

“ The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ O, what a mansion have those vices got Which for their habitation chose out thee, Where beauty's veil doth cover every blot And all things turns to fair that eyes can see! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ If individuals have no vices, their virtues may be of use to us. ”

- Junius

“ A zebra does not change its spots. ”

- Al Gore

“ Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it. ”

- Oliver Cromwell

“ The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart. ”

- Elizabeth Bowen
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