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The wise man has his foibles, as well as the fool. But the difference between them is, that the foibles of the one are known to himself and concealed from the world; and the foibles of the other are known to the world and concealed from himself.

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.

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.

To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

To reprove small faults with undue vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.

We confess our little faults to persuade ourselves we have no great ones.

We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.

We should correct our own faults by seeing how uncomely they appear in others.

You will find it less easy to uproot faults, than to choke them by gaining virtues.

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