Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
The love of Christ always helps us see beyond the faults of others.
Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people.
One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Defects are not free. Somebody makes them, and gets paid for making them.
One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.
All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words."
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.
Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.
Happy the man when he has not the defects of his qualities.
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ''weasel words.'' When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ''weasel word'' after another there is nothing left of the other.
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