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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.
C. S. Lewis
Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.
Saint Teresa of Avila
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that.
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect.
There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
James Russell Lowell
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
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.
I'm used to always deciding everything myself. It's a blessing, but also a terrible defect.
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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