„He could have a thousand faults, but I do not blame anyone in particular and I despise brutality with which the Nazis acted against Israelites; but the fault is not only of Hitler, but a group of high-ranked dignitaries.“

Interview (1989) quoted in " "Ego sum Pinochet" 1989, Inteview to Augusto Pinochet, authors Raquel Correa and Elizabeth Subercaseaux. http://www.guerraeterna.com/archives/2006/12/pinochet_y_hitl.html"

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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 American politician 1786 - 1836

As quoted in David Crockett: The Man and the Legend (1994) by James Atkins Shackford, p. 106

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„In the first case he is lying, and his moral character is to blame; in the second case he is ignorant or mistaken, and it is only his knowledge or his judgment which is in fault.“

—  William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher 1845 - 1879

The Ethics of Belief (1877), The Weight Of Authority
Context: In what cases, then, let us ask in the first place, is the testimony of a man unworthy of belief? He may say that which is untrue either knowingly or unknowingly. In the first case he is lying, and his moral character is to blame; in the second case he is ignorant or mistaken, and it is only his knowledge or his judgment which is in fault. In order that we may have the right to accept his testimony as ground for believing what he says, we must have reasonable grounds for trusting his veracity, that he is really trying to speak the truth so far as he knows it; his knowledge, that he has had opportunities of knowing the truth about this matter; and his judgment, that he has made proper use of those opportunities in coming to the conclusion which he affirms.
However plain and obvious these reasons may be, so that no man of ordinary intelligence, reflecting upon the matter, could fail to arrive at them, it is nevertheless true that a great many persons do habitually disregard them in weighing testimony. Of the two questions, equally important to the trustworthiness of a witness, "Is he dishonest?" and "May he be mistaken?" the majority of mankind are perfectly satisfied if one can, with some show of probability, be answered in the negative. The excellent moral character of a man is alleged as ground for accepting his statements about things which he cannot possibly have known.

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„His only fault is that he has no fault.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 26, 1.
Letters, Book IX
Original: (la) Nihil peccat, nisi quod nihil peccat.

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„I'm not conceited. Conceit is a fault, and I have no faults.“

—  David Lee Roth Rock vocalist; lead singer with Van Halen 1954

Susie Shellenberger (2005) The One Year Devos for Teens 2, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., ISBN 1414301812, p. 357.

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„My faults will not pass into other hands through any fault of mine. I do not want another fault on my hands.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Mis culpas no irán a otras manos por mi culpa. No quiero otra culpa en mis manos.
Voces (1943)

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„There may be one fault in a man that conceals a thousand qualities, or one excellence that conceals a thousand faults. The little indicates much.“

—  Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248

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„If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Notes for an announcement, written in advance of the Normandy invasion, in case of its failure, but never delivered (June 1944) http://doinghistoryproject.tripod.com/id17.html; reported in John Gunther, Eisenhower: The Man and the Symbol (1952), p. 41
Context: Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.

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„Men have been Laughed out of Faults which a Sermon could not reform.“

—  Francis Hutcheson (philosopher) Irish philosopher 1694 - 1746

The Dublin Weekly Journal, No. 12 (June 19, 1725)

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„Nothing would be done at all, if a man waited till he could do it so well, that no one could find fault with it.“

—  John Henry Newman English cleric and cardinal 1801 - 1890

Lecture IX
Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England (1851)

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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 British musician, singer, actor and songwriter 1952 - 2002

Interview with Judy McGuire for Punk Magazine in 2001. McGuire, Judy, Joe Strummer Interview, 2001, Punk Magazine http://www.punkmagazine.com/stuff/morestuff/joe_strummer.html,

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„Each should be sure of an untarnished name,
Before he ventures others' faults to blame.“

—  Francesco Berni Italian poet 1497 - 1535

Che guardar dee ciascun d'esser ben netto,
Prima ch' altri riprenda di difetto.
XXVI, 34
Rifacimento of Orlando Innamorato

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„The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Rumi Wisdom: Daily Teachings from the Great Sufi Master (2000) by Timothy Freke
Variant: The fault is in the blamer — Spirit sees nothing to criticize.

Bob Dylan photo

„But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma, if I can't please him“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

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