We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Faults Quotes from Dick Gregory, Josh Turner, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Timothy Noah, Francois de La Rochefoucauld. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don’t know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
I’m a sinner just like everybody else and I have my faults and I’ve been through my dark times in my life to where I wasn’t walking the walk and talking the talk, or I may have been talking the talk, but I wasn’t walking the walk.
My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
President Obama has his faults, but overall, I think, is a good president.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We have to support everyone so their stories don’t get ‘invisibilized.’ We don’t necessarily have to repopulate the next Marvel movie with people of color, but it’s just about saying ‘We have hearts, we have souls, we have minds, we have faults, we have flaws, and we’re super-freaking interesting.’
When you play a big server, you are under enormous pressure on your own serve because you cannot afford to be broken. That causes a lot of players to panic: you see double faults or tentative serves. It’s all in the mind, but it still happens.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
I have a lot of faults. I often interrupt in meetings. I talk too loud. I talk too fast.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
I’m a big enough lad now to know that I should just get over it and do what I have to do, by getting out on the training pitch and correcting the faults.
The essence of a man is found in his faults.
I was born in 1947, and my generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.
This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.
Vietnam’s Communist Party is one-party rule but we also have principles of democracy and accountability of the leaders. Otherwise the faults would be blamed on the entire group and merits would be credited to the individual.
It is imperative that mothers understand their child’s behavior and not blindly support the wrongdoings or faults in their sons.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Internet, for all its faults, exposed me to a lot more music.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
American television, for all its faults, still has a black presence in shows and even in commercials. You’ll see black people in automobile ads, black women starring on their own television shows. We don’t see that on British television.
I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I’ve got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There’s no future in it.
I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
We’re not perfect; we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.
George Eliot tenderly carried in her heart the burdens of our race. She looked through pity’s tears upon the faults and frailties of mankind.
I repent daily my sins, my faults, and my shortcomings.
Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.
If the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
DePaul’s plot to deny me tenure had nothing to do with my faults. In fact, and ironically, it viciously attacked me and destroyed my career because of my virtues. Which, although few in number, they still found threatening.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men’s private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
It’s worth pointing out that no one faults a male protagonist for falling in love. What is it about a boy needing a girl that seems to round out his character, while a girl needing a boy can be dismissed as pathetic?
Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
The American public believes the Founding Fathers were close to infallible and that, while our political system has its faults, it functions far better than other democracies. But is it true?
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
If we strive to strengthen our body now; to overcome our faults; to cultivate new virtues; the Sun of our next life will rise under much more auspicious conditions than those under which we now live, and thus we may truly rule our stars and master our fate.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
I was taught you don’t tell your secrets to strangers – certainly not secrets that expose error, weakness, failure. My generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Whatever my faults, I have some principles.
I’m human, I feel, I understand. That’s the highest level of love, is understanding – when you can understand someone, when you can love them with their flaws and their faults. So I understand, I consider. I may speak the truth, but I’ll consider your feelings, too.
People tend to scare you pointing out your shortfalls. If you voluntarily admit your faults, then people won’t have anything to point out.
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
All of my favorite hymns are admissions of faults, and finding redemption even in those.
The business of popularizing crime is how we expose the faults in our justice system. It’s how we expose police misconduct.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
I’m not conceited. Conceit is a fault and I have no faults.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral.
When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other’s faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
We all have faults in life. Mine is that I sometimes rely on my athletic ability a little too much. When I’m having success and things are going good, that’s the lull that I fall into. It’s my worst enemy.
I tolerate my faults but not at all other people’s.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Each one of us has a particular virtue and faults that make the process of becoming like Jesus different.
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
I went into Xanadu going, ‘I really dislike this movie – let me try to make it something wonderful,’ but with ‘The Band Wagon,’ I really revere this movie. It’s really a beautiful movie musical. And, yet, because I’m a writer and look at it that way, I see that there are faults in it.
The numerous evils to which individual persons are exposed are due to the defects existing in the persons themselves. We complain and seek relief from our own faults; we suffer from the evils which we, by our own free will, inflict on ourselves and ascribe them to God, who is far from being connected with them!
If in prayer I come before a throne of grace, the faults of my prayer will be overlooked.
I think it’s unfair to punish players for inherent faults in the game.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
It’s easy to see the faults in people I know; it’s hardest to see the good. Especially when the good isn’t there.
People accuse me of being Methody, but I’m not at all. The one thing I don’t want people to see is me. I don’t want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won’t use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
I’m very devoted to my kids – I’m completely blind to their faults.
A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game.
I think people act on their emotions without thinking on them and one of our biggest faults as humans is our instinct to do that. I know I’ve done it. I’m trying to learn how to control that.
The price of confessing is to be confronted with the truth of who you are – you have to bear your faults, your frailties.
Faults are beauties in a lover’s eye.
I have a list a mile long of faults that sometimes bring me to my knees in self-hatred.
I was living an extremely burdensome life, because every time I prayed, I became more clearly aware of my faults. On the one hand, God was calling me. On the other, I was following the way of the world. Doing what God wanted made me happy; but I felt bound by the things of this world.
Watching films I’m in is always a bit odd, especially when I’m watching them for the first time with other people. It’s hard not to see my faults.
It’s true that I have never met any man whom I thought altogether resembled me – but only because my faults are so enormous.
Look, the justice system is made up of people. People have faults. It’s not perfect.
The characters that I want to play are interesting women. I don’t care if they’re good women or bad women or vulnerable women or women with a lot of faults or women that we dislike intensely who are malicious.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Specifically for ‘Faults,’ the three films I mention most as inspiration are ‘Dogtooth,’ ‘Fargo’ and ‘Punch-Drunk Love.’
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.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
I can feel pretty critical of people, and I understand that sort of feeling of when you’re going through something that’s painful, taking it out on the world and projecting onto other people, finding faults with other people because it’s harder to find faults in yourself.
People shouldn’t be living in certain places – on earthquake faults or on flood plains. But they do, and there are consequences.
However, yes, especially as one gets older, you know, you really hope that your music will become more generally available, even though some of the performances might be riddled with faults.
I feel like all my faults go into making the person that I am. I like myself as a person. And I think taking any fault away would change who I am as a person.
I was told ‘no’ a lot when I first got to Nashville, but I’m pretty stubborn! That’s one of my faults and qualities.
We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
I know my faults, but I’m comfortable with me.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
The batting coach does his job. He tells them the basic faults and helps them improve their technique. But if the batsman is in form then he has to carry that form.
Activism isn’t about holding your faults up to the light. That’s what comedy is about, it’s about saying, ‘Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we’re all this frail and damaged so let’s laugh at it.’
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
You know, I analyze my faults and my weaknesses very carefully. I’m very hypercritical of myself.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
I don’t wish anybody ill, I really don’t. I’ve got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or… it’s a waste of time.
If I see a certain faults in people, I know there will be more faults in me as well. I’d rather focus on how I should work on my faults.
Wrong people are wrong not because of their faults but because of their presumed virtues.
I don’t like people who hide things. We’re not perfect, we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.
It is a remarkably easy thing to do, pointing out the faults of others and suggesting remedies or courses of action in an argumentative and pedantic sort of way, and I am still amazed that there are many people in the American media who are paid very big money to do this.
To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
Every man has his faults; I have and so have you – you will allow me to say so!
Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people’s minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
Families tend to artificially divide the world, imbuing one member with all the attributes and another with all the faults. But it’s never that way.
Reading the several thousand pages of Christopher Isherwood’s complete journals is an instructive corrective to the prissiness of reading fiction. Isherwood had faults that we’d say were unforgiveable in a novel (he was careful to distance himself from these in his autobiographical fiction).
I’ve always, for whatever my faults have been, felt like I’ve never done anything halfway.