Quotes containing word "fault"

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Sell also: blame, break, defect, demerit, error, faulting, flaw, fracture, mistake, shift

Definitions and meanings of word "fault"

• Noun: responsibility for a bad situation or event; example: "it was John's fault"

• Noun: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; examples: "they built it right over a geological fault", "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

• Noun: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; examples: "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel", "he knew his own faults much better than she did"

• Noun: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; examples: "he made a bad mistake", "she was quick to point out my errors", "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

• Noun: an imperfection in a device or machine; example: "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

• Noun: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); example: "he served too many double faults"

• Noun: (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); example: "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"

• Verb: put or pin the blame on

Featured authors with quotes containing word "fault"

Jack Kerouac
3 quotes about fault
American Novelist, Poet
Sunday 12 March 1922 - Tuesday 21 October 1969
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
3 quotes about fault
French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
George Herbert
2 quotes about fault
British Poet
Saturday 3 April 1593 - Tuesday 1 March 1633
Benjamin Franklin
2 quotes about fault
American Author, Politician, Scientist
Sunday 17 January 1706 - Saturday 17 April 1790
Luke Ford
2 quotes about fault
Australian Writer
Born Saturday 28 May 1966
James Hillman
one quote about fault
American Psychologist
Born 1926
Alexander Pope
2 quotes about fault
English Writer, Poet
Friday 21 May 1688 - Saturday 30 May 1744
Katharine Hepburn
one quote about fault
American Actress
Sunday 12 May 1907 - Sunday 29 June 2003
Alexander McQueen
2 quotes about fault
English Designer
Monday 17 March 1969 - Thursday 11 February 2010
Don Young
one quote about fault
American Politician
Born Friday 9 June 1933
William Shakespeare
one quote about fault
English Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
Herman Cain
one quote about fault
American Author, Businessman, Activist
Born Thursday 13 December 1945

People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.

Sydney J. Harris

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That's one of our biggest problems, it's always somebody else's fault instead of our own fault.

Don Young

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I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault.

Branch Rickey

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I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault.

Ken Burns

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It is not someone's fault if they succeeded, it is someone's fault if they failed.

Herman Cain

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We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

Katharine Hepburn

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Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.

Davy Crockett

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You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.

James Hillman

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When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there.

Joe Strummer

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It's not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don't wake up thinking I'm so lucky to be able to feed my daughter.

Emma Thompson

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Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.

Sydney Smith

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Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.

Sam Snead

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And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

William Shakespeare

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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.

James Truslow Adams

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She's generous to a fault - if it's her own.

Arthur Baer

Words: generous, fault, own
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I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.

James Dean

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At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.

Ibrahim Babangida

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When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Tecumseh

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If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

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In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.

George Canning

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