Words matter. These are the best Defect Quotes from famous people such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Saint Teresa of Avila, Lars Onsager, W. Somerset Maugham, Max Beerbohm, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.
Estimates of the ionic mobilities vary over a considerable range; but in any event, the positive ionic defect is much more mobile in the solid than in the liquid, and its mobility varies very little with the temperature.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
Being positive may be a character defect of mine.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
It is remarkable how surprising Zika has been. This is the first time we have had a mosquito-borne infection that can cause a devastating birth defect.
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
When Pakistan was carved out of India’s rib in 1947, it was assumed by some that Bollywood’s Muslim stars would defect to the new state and thus boost the Lahore film industry. But Lollywood did not happen.
See, tomato skins are really good at keeping tomato juices inside the tomato, but they have one defect: Moisture can escape from the tops, where the tomatoes were attached to the vine.
What we want, above all things on earth in our public men, is independence. It is one great defect in the character of the public men of America that there is that real want of independence; and, in this respect, a most marked contrast exists between public men in this country and in Great Britain.
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
It really is a nice theory. The only defect I think it has is probably common to all philosophical theories. It’s wrong.
Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect.
In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.
Some persons never attain to the happy art of perspicuous expression, and it is equally true that some persons, thro’ a mental defect of their own, will judge the most correct and certain language of others to be indefinite and ambiguous.
Barring public demand, any person who pursues the presidency out of personal ambition must be suffering from a basic genetic defect.
If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
I’m used to always deciding everything myself. It’s a blessing, but also a terrible defect.
If youth is a defect, it is one we outgrow too soon.
There’s a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they’re mismatched. That’s all it is. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis. It’s a mix-up. It’s a birth defect, like a cleft palate.
These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
My thing is, I’m just way too harsh. It’s an enormous impediment, and that’s just the truth of it. It doesn’t make me any better, make me any worse, it certainly isn’t more valorous. I have a character defect, man.
The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.