Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
It is not women's fault that diets do not work. It is not perversity of lack of willpower. God did this - in Her great wisdom.
If extravagance were a fault, it would not have a place in the festivals of the gods.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
Justifying a fault doubles it.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits
You can bear anything-if it isn't your own fault
One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.
They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets
another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement
of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.
Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
When a secret is revealed, it is the fault of the man who confided it
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern; put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage; put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing; put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
In love quarrels the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, through no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate. Beauty withers. Organs quit. You remember yourself in your prime, and wonder where that person went. As your wisdom and experience are peaking, your traitorous body becomes a prison.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.