It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.
If a historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses, and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
It is the virtue and the pathos of man that he aspires endlessly toward a better world; it is his weakness and his tragedy that he does nothing to bring such a world even one step nearer.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Frailty, thy name is woman!
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometime fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
—Robert Louis Stevenson
In order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character; that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own.
—W. H. Auden