No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
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 fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
Never judge a work of art by its defects.
If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
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.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
I'm a good person, but with many defects.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Defect-free software does not exist.
It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect, either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.