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Finding fault

Published Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 1:16 AM EDT
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A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
-Walter Bagehot

Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
-Penn Jillette

Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
-Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Employees want to feel they participated in the formation of the business plan. This scam is called "buy in," and it's essential for reminding the employees that if anything goes wrong, it's their fault.
-Scott Adams

Failure to understand reality is not reality's fault.
-Bill Henneman

I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame it on you.
-Robert J. Elkins

I hold that companionship is a matter of mutual weaknesses. We like that man or woman best who has the same faults we have.
-George J. Nathan

I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about.
-William Hazlitt

I might have my faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.
-Jimmy Hoffa

I think that in order to write really well and convincingly, one must be somewhat poisoned by emotion. Dislike, displeasure, resentment, faultfinding, imagination, passionate remonstrance, a sense of injustice- they all make fine fuel.
-Edna Ferber

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
-Jack Kerouac

If you want people to notice your faults, start giving advice.
-Kelly Stephens

If youth is a fault, it is one which is soon corrected.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
-James Thurber

It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.
-Anthony Trollope

Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated but for our qualities.
-Bernard Berenson

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
-Jack Kerouac

My perception was/is that while the rest of the computer world was striving for Fault Tolerant Software, Microsoft was working on Fault Tolerant Users.
-John Robinson

None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
-Oscar Wilde

People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.
-Sydney J. Harris

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
-Laurence J. Peter

Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
-Oliver Goldsmith

Some people find fault like there's a reward for it.
-Zig Ziglar

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
-Benjamin Franklin

The fault lies not with our technologies but with our systems.
-Roger Levian

The future is unwritten. Cyberspace is the funhouse mirror of our own society, reflects our values and our faults, sometimes in terrifying exaggerations. It doesn't matter who you are today, if you don't show up in that mirror you are just not going to matter very much. Our kids have to show up in the mirror.
-Bruce Sterling

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
-Alexis de Tocqueville

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
-Henry Kissinger

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that's laughable is vanity.
-Henri Bergson

There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility. Those voices are inevitable.
-John F. Kennedy

To be angry, is to revenge the fault of others upon ourselves.
-Alexander Pope

Tolerance comes with age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are dismayed when we find that even disaster cannot cure us of our faults.
-Marquis de Vauvenargues

We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves that we have no great ones.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
-George Eliot

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
-Gene Roddenberry

We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which they attained it.
-Jean de la Bruyere

We've been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default, it can never be recovered.
-Dorothy Thompson

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.
-Hermann Hesse

With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed.
-Clarence Darrow

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