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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Jean de la Bruyere
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams, and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at, and a lot more urgently, is those who fail.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.
Jerome K. Jerome
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
Scotland is my country, the nation that shaped me, that taught me my values. A nation whose achievements inspired and inspire me, a community whose failings drive me - drive my overwhelming desire to fight for social justice and equality.
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.
In both religion and science, some people are dishonest, exploitative, incompetent and exhibit other human failings.
Government has a habit of blaming the private sector for its own failings while taking credit for advances we in fact owe to the private sector.
Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
Luc de Clapiers
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It's also about mutual help, not about exploitation.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.
Work creates an enormous sense of self and I saw that in my mother. She was an enormous, towering figure to me in the best possible way. I picked up a lot of things from her in the way that I work... I also picked up a lot of the failings of when your father doesn't have those things and that results in a house that turns into a minefield.
Prayer provides an opportunity to remind oneself of how one should be living, our responsibilities to others, our own failings, and our relative good fortune, should we have it. This is, I think, a pretty worthwhile practice and it is not something you can only do if you believe you are talking to an unseen creator.
Hygiene is important. That's one of my failings. So I'm always being called on that.
Parents are perhaps the most common object of resentment, the people who are most frequently blamed for all our failings and failures alike.
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers.
I grew up in a family that despised displays of strong emotion, rage in particular. We stewed. We sulked. When arguments did occur, they were full-scale conniptions, and we regarded them as family failings. Afterward, we withdrew from one another and tried our best to strike the event from our memories.
If 'Mystery Train' is my Nixon book and 'Lipstick Traces' my Reagan book, 'Invisible Republic' is my Bill Clinton book. I really liked Clinton. He made me proud to be part of this country again. For all of his failings, the way he put all that he'd done in jeopardy, I supported him from beginning to end.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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