A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.

A fault is sooner found than mended.

A fault that humbles a man is of greater value than a virtue that puffs him up.

A good garden may have some weeds.

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little ''personal characteristics.''

A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.

A spirit to find fault is an enemy to your peace and comfort, and also to the happiness of those around you. It is the key to your destruction.

Bad people excuse their faults; wise people leave them.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.

Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.

Fools can find fault, but they can't act anymore wisely.

He has not a single redeeming defect.

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.

Humility is not my forte, and 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.

I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.

If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.

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