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Quotes of defects

  1. 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. – John Adams
  2. It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. – Joseph Addison
  3. Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects they are funnier than her other qualities. – Pedro Almodovar
  4. 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. – Francois Fenelon
  5. Whatever their defects Christian fundamentalists have lived peacefully among us in America for several hundred years. – Maggie Gallagher
  6. 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. – Margaret Halsey
  7. 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. – Margaret Halsey
  8. We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects – William Hazlitt
  9. Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects – Herodotus
  10. We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities. – Thomas Mann
  11. Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. – Alexander Pope
  12. The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success. – Marquis de Sade
  13. I see only defects because I'm not following the scene as it were. I'm not following the other person. It's like the best thing to clarify this is the theater. – Omar Sharif
  14. Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions- which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives. – Saint Teresa of Avila

Usage examples for defects

  1. But society here has its virtues as well as its defects – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  2. To show the excellences of the art and the lovableness of the artist rather than to hunt for defects is the duty and the delight of the teacher of literature. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  3. Any movement, that effectively calls the attention of the people to the weakness and defects of its ancestral religion, cannot fail, in that very process, to invite their attention to the claims of its rival, Christianity. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  4. When, after passing through these double trials of life two beings have shown each other their defects as well as their good qualities, when they have really observed each other's character, then they may go to their grave hand in hand. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  5. Whatever were his defects as a public character, he is said to have been, in private, a kind parent, a warm friend, and an excellent master. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  6. Great care must be taken to see that neither of these defects is present, especially when, from the value of a book offered for sale, it may have been worth anyone's while to perfect it. – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater
  7. But other faults- or at least defects remain. – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  8. Then let their merit be nobody's, and their defects his who could write no better. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  9. In either case one class of human beings gets abilities that they have not earned and others get defects that they do not deserve. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  10. So, take it from me, somebody's been putting you wise to my defects – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  11. When Dickens began his writing against corporal punishment the rod was the almost universal remedy for all defects in animals or human beings. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  12. The defects of France and Spain on the sea were not in ships but in men. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  13. Its neglect in psychology is one of the crying defects of much recent work. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  14. My friend pointed out some of these defects as we went along, and an attempt was made to remedy them. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. When he had reached the bridge, his Majesty examined the work attentively; and finding some defects in the construction, had the architect called, who admitted the correctness of his observations, although, in order to convince him, the Emperor had to talk for some time, and often repeated the same explanations. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. A people without character, a nation without liberty- everything you have will be borrowed, even your very defects – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  17. It has some of the defects of the St. George and is moreover more difficult to graft, and its only advantage in California is that it is rather less susceptible to root- rot. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  18. Finally, all States seek the cause of social evil in accidental or deliberate defects of administration, and therefore look to administrative measures for the remedy. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  19. Who then of all so cruell may he be, That should detaine thy eye in his defects – The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe

Rhymes for defects