To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
— Lao Tzu

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson defects quote

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
— Bertrand Russell

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
— Anthony Robbins