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Before one blames, one should always find out whether one cannot excuse. To discover little faults has been always the particularity of such brains that are a little or not at all above the average. The superior ones keep quiet or say something against the whole and the great minds transform without blaming
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger
If any one tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, do not make excuse about what is said of you, but answer: «He was ignorant or my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone»
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others
Bad excuses are worse than none
Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocency
He who leaves a fault unpunished invites crime
We are too prone to find fault; let us look for some of the perfections
A fault is fostered by concealment
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