Subjects — F
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
I look at Liv Tyler and think “It’s not fair,” because I can’t find a flaw on her. And on top of that she seems nice, so it’s really not fair.
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
At thirty a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities…. And, above all, accept these things.
The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.