I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
Speak unto Aaron, saying, Any of thy seed throughout their generations that hath any defect, shall not approach to present the bread of his God; for whatever man hath a defect, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or one limb longer than the other, […]
‘That is certainly a refined and ingenious recreation,’ said Federico, ‘but it seems to me to possess one defect; namely, that it is possible for it to demand too much knowledge, so that anyone who wishes to become an outstanding player must, I think, give to it as much time and study as he would […]
Zero Defects, n.: The result of shutting down a production line.
In a true zero-defects approach, there are no unimportant items.
We believe that the defects of so many perverse and so many frivolous people, who make up society, are organic, and society is a hospital of incurables.
A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect.
Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.
Any one is to be pitied who has just sense enough to perceive his deficiencies.