Defends: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations DefectionsWe have learned to live in a world of mistakes and defective products as if they were necessary to life. It is time to adopt a new philosophy in America.ndash;Norman CousinsAbortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund.ndash;Carol EverttDefections ndash; DeficienciesWith regard to honour and dishonour the mean is proper pride, the excess is known as a sort of 'empty vanity', and the deficiency is undue humility.ndash;AristotleKnowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.ndash;Orlando A. BattistaDeficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.ndash;Wayne DyerThe chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.ndash;Bernard GrassetThere are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.ndash;C. A. R. Hoare Use in Literature DefectionsSuch interference would not in any way justify the supposition that the designs of the Author of Nature were changed, or that His original plan had proved defective.ndash;T.S. Ackland in The Story of Creation as told by Theology and by Science.The administration of justice especially seems to have been defective.ndash;Brooks Adams in The Emancipation of Massachusetts.In that Light one becomes such that it is impossible he should ever consent to turn himself from it for other sight; because the Good which is the object of the will is all collected in it, and outside of it that is defective which is perfect there.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Paradise (tr Norton).Thou wishest to know if for a defective vow so much can be rendered with other service as may secure the soul from suit.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Paradise (tr Norton).
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