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shortcomings Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about shortcomings
  1. #1
    “Edna spent an hour or two in looking over some of her old sketches. She could see their shortcomings and defects, which were glaring in her eyes. She tried to work a little, but found she was not in the humor. Finally she gathered together a few of the sketches--those which she considered the least discreditable; and she carried them with her when, a little later, she dressed and left the house.”
  2. #2
    “People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.”
  3. #3
    “I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
  4. #4
    “No human beings, regardless of who they might be, want to look directly at their own shortcomings.”
  5. #5
    “But the man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God’s love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God.”