Fault: (imperfect...defect...shortcoming...flaw )

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place. --- Anon xxxx

If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself, you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned." --- Epictetus 60

No on should abandon duties because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects as a fire is surrounded by smoke. --- Bhagavad-Gita

Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no-one could find fault with it. --- Cardinal John Newman 1801

Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. --- Alexander Pope 1688

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. --- Epictetus 60

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. --- Confucius 551BC

Whenever I have found that I have blundered or that my work has been imperfect, and when I have been contemptuously crticised and even when I have been overpraised, so that I have felt mortified, it has been my greatest comfort to say hundreds of times to myself that "I have worked as hard and as well as I could, and no man can do more than this." --- Charles Darwin 1809

Who has no faults? To err and yet be able to correct it is best of all. --- Yuanwu

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