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Sidney Greenberg

Every day we shall see about us evidence of human pettiness, greed, self-centeredness. But if we observe carefully we also see human nobility, generosity, self-surrender and genuine religious conviction and action. The cynic remembers only man’s faults – that is why he remains a cynic. The wise man remembers his brother’s virtues. Which shall we choose to remember?

Action | Cynic | Day | Evidence | Generosity | Greed | Man | Nobility | Self | Surrender | Wise |

Irving Singer

The acceptance of our nature - which does not mean compliant acquiescence in faults that we can remedy - is essential for living a meaningful life, and therefore one that is significant as well.

Acceptance | Life | Life | Nature |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

To have faults and not reform them - that may indeed be called having faults.

Reform |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.

Fault | Fault |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

To acknowledge our faults when we are blamed, is modesty; to discover them to one's friends, in ingenuousness, is confidence; but to proclaim them to the world, if one does not take care, is pride.

Care | Confidence | Modesty | Pride | World |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

Men's faults are characteristic. It is by observing a man's faults that one may come to know his virtues.

Man | Men |

Democritus NULL

It is better to correct your own faults than those of another.

Better |

François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

We have few faults that are not more excusable in themselves than are the means which we use to conceal them.

Means |

François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

We acknowledge our faults in order to repair by our sincerity the damage they have done us in the eyes of others.

Order | Sincerity |

François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

We have scarcely any faults which are not more excusable than the means we adopt to conceal them.

Means |

George Bernard Shaw

The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.

Qualities |

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

If is never too late with us, so long as we are aware of our faults and bear them impatiently.

Hugh Prather

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.

Doubt | Will |

John Ruskin

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.

Good | Honor | Time | Will |