All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.— Hippocrates
Staggering Defective quotations
Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them
To the contrary, the government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for the individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today.
Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day.
I don't want you to praise me...Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don't want that kind of praise. I had rather you would point out my defects, for that will teach me something.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Let's try not to be exacting with other people, but rather to pass over in silence those thousand little annoyances that tend to irritate us. For we know that no one is perfect in this life, and we must put up with the defects of others as they put up with ours.
In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.
Yeah, after making Pablo Honey, we started experimenting with cloning myself in order to double the band's creative energy. However, the experiment was a failure, and the defective Thom Yorke clone escaped. And formed a band called Muse.
Any system of education...which limits instruction to the arts and sciences and rejects the aids of religion in forming the characters of citizens, is essentially defective.
OSTRICH, n. A large bird to which (for its sins, doubtless) nature has denied that hinder toe . . . . The absence of a good working pair of wings is no defect, for, as has been ingeniously pointed out, the ostrich does not fly.
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
My chief virtue (or if you like, defect) has been a tireless lifelong search for an original, individual musical idiom. I detest imitation, I detest hackneyed devices.
Defects are not free. Somebody makes them, and gets paid for making them.
When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.
I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.
On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.
I'm a good person, but with many defects.
These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within;
the countenance is often a gay deceiver. What defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty! What fair exteriors conceal base souls!
Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced.
It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.
The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation.
We can talk frankly about our defects only to those who recognise our qualities.
A nun I know once told me she kept begging God to take her character defects away from her. After years of this prayer, God finally got back to her: I'm not going to take anything away from you, you have to give it to Me.
Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all.
The conscientious historian will correct these defects.
However, writing software without defects is not sufficient.
In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe - that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions.
Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers.
Then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself.
Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person.
Sometimes it is not wrong at all.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature;
and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
These are the six ways of courting defeat - neglect to estimate the enemy's strength; want of authority; defective training; unjustifiable anger; nonobservance of discipline; failure to use picked men.
If we wish to keep peace with our neighbours, we should never remind any one of his natural defects.
The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
God sees us with the eyes of a Father.
He sees our defects, errors, and blemishes. But He also sees our value. What did Jesus know that enabled Him to do what He did? Here’s part of the answer: He knew the value of people. He knew that each human being is a treasure. And because He did, people were not a source of stress, but a source of joy.
Forgetting offences is a sign of sincere repentance.
If you keep the memory of them, you may believe you have repented but you are like someone running in his sleep. Let no one consider it a minor defect, this darkness that often clouds the eyes even of spiritual people.