|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|You shall find there|
A man who is the abstract of all faults,
That all men follow.
Shakespeare.Antony and Cleopatra, Act I. Scene 4. (Cæsar to Lepidus.)
|Men have many faults;|
Poor women have but two;
Theres nothing good they say,
And nothing right they do.
|Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?|
St. Luke, Chap. vi. Ver. 41.
|The faults of our neighbours with freedom we blame,|
But tax not ourselves, though we practise the same.
Cunningham.The Fox, the Cat, and the Spider; and Cibber.The Refusal, Act III. Gay.The Turkey and Ant, Part I. Fable XXXVIII. Line 1.
|Other mens sins we ever bear in mind;|
None sees the fardel of his faults behind.
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 182.
|Hence were inevitably blind,|
Relating to the bag behind,
But when our neighbours misdemean,
Our censures are exceeding keen.
Phædrus.Book IV. Fable IX., Ramage, Latin Class. Quot. 286.
|Best men are moulded out of faults.|
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act V. Scene 1.
|Every man has a bag hanging before him, in which he puts his neighbours faults, and another behind him in which he stows his own.|
Knights Shakespeare.Coriolanus, Act II. Scene 1. In Notis.
|O that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves.|
Shakespeare.Coriolanus, Act II. Scene 1. (Menenius to Brutus.)
|In other men we faults can spy,|
And blame the mote that dims their eye,
Each little speck and blemish find;
To our own stronger errors blind.
Gay.Fable XXXVIII. Line 1.
| Tis a meaner part of sense|
To find a fault than taste an excellence.
Rochester.An Epilogue, Line 6.
|None, none descends into himself, to find|
The secret imperfections of his mind:
But every one is eagle-eyd to see
Anothers faults, and his deformity.
Drydens Persius.Sat. IV.
|Is she not a wilderness of faults and follies?|
Sheridan.The Duenna, Act I. Scene 2.
|Then gently scan your brother man,|
Still gentler, sister woman;
Tho they may gang a kennin wrang;
To step aside is human!
Burns.Address to the Unco Guid, Verse 7.
|They, then, who of each trip the advantage take,|
Find but those faults which they want wit to make.
Dryden.Prol. to Tyrannic Love, Line 24.
|O wad some powr the giftie gie us,|
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
And foolish notion.
Burns.To a Louse.
|Breathe his faults so quaintly,|
That they may seem the taints of liberty:
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act II. Scene 1. (Polonius to Reynaldo.)
|Bad men excuse their faults, good men will leave them.|
Ben Jonson.Catiline, Act III. Scene 2.
| Excusing of a fault|
Doth make the fault worse by the excuse.
Shakespeare.King John, Act IV. Scene 2. (Pembroke to Salisbury.)