In giving you these tapes, blemishes and all, I am placing my trust in the basic fairness of the American people.
[...] for the Doctor observed, that no man takes upon himself small blemishes without supposing that great abilities are attributed to him; and that, in short, this affectation of candour or modesty was but another kind of indirect self-praise, and had its foundation in vanity.james boswell
The awareness of their individual blemishes and shortcomings inclines the frustrated to detect ill will and meanness in their fellow men. Self-contempt, however vague, sharpens our eyes for the imperfections of others. We usually strive to reveal in others the blemishes we hide in ourselves.Eric Hoffer
The Constitution admittedly has a few defects and blemishes, but it still seems a hell of a lot better than the system we have now.robert anton wilson