Quotes of Defect

“ The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss. ”

- Thomas a Kempis

“ Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect. ”

- Lu Xun

“ Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners — your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards — who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute. ”

- Thornton Wilder

“ It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one. ”

- Jerome K. Jerome

“ Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue. ”

- Martin Tupper

“ Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ 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

“ Amiable weakness. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weakness. ”

- Marie de Vichy Chamrond

“ 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

“ There are many diversities of vice; but it is one never-failing effect of it, to live displeased and discontented. ”

- Seneca

“ 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

“ The man who has no vices probably has some of the worst virtues. ”

- Evan Esar

“ I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses. ”

- Carlos Santana

“ This is the tax a man must pay to his virtues — they hold up a torch to his vices, and render those frailties notorious in him, which would have passed without observation in another. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The basest person is capable of perceiving the weaknesses of the greatest, the most stupid, the errors in the thought of the most intelligent. ”

- Theodor W. Adorno

“ Weaknesses, so called, are nothing more nor less than vices in disguise. ”

- Johann Kaspar Lavater

“ Never test another man by your own weakness. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else — and failing. ”

- Raymond Radiguet

“ No one finds fault with defects which are the result of nature. ”

- Aristotle

“ 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

“ What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Men have ascribed to God imperfections that they would deplore in themselves. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ 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
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