There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy’s mind from effort.
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
If the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.