„My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.“

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irischer Schriftsteller 1854 - 1900

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„I always try to make myself as widely understood as possible, and if I don't succeed I consider it's my own fault.“

—  Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

New York Times, February 9, 1942.

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„Spanish for, I want to send a very affectionate greeting to the Mexican public, which I don't forget that every day I make more efforts to like and if I don't like so it is a disgrace but the public is benign and forgives all my mistakes, true that they forgive me?“

—  Sara García Mexican actress 1895 - 1980

Quiero enviar al publico de México un saludo muy cariñoso, que yo no los olvido que yo cada día hago mas esfuerzos por gustar que si no gusto pues ya fue una desgracia pero el publico es benigno y me perdona todos mis errores, verdad que me los perdona?
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„I had no expectations. I thought, “If I don’t make it, it’s my own fault.”“

—  Anchee Min Chinese-American author 1957

Quelle: On choosing to immigrate to the United States in “Anchee Min: 'If I had stayed in China, I would be dead'” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10116718/Anchee-Min-If-I-had-stayed-in-China-I-would-be-dead.html in The Telegraph (2013 Jul 4)
Kontext: In China I had to suffer and labour for the Communist Party – here I was given the opportunity to suffer and labour for myself and to build my own life. I chose to look at the glass half full – I think that’s a very immigrant attitude.

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„I could be a much better role model by sharing more openly with him my shadow side, my faults, my mistakes, asking him to be my teacher rather than being his.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Quelle: Father and Child Reunion (2001), p. 120.

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„For my own part, as I once said, I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

" On the Pleasure of Hating http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/Hating.htm" (c. 1826)
The Plain Speaker (1826)

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„I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Attributed in FBI Memo, February 13, 1950 (item 61-4099-25 in Einstein's FBI file—viewable online as p. 72 of "Albert Einstein Part 1 of 14" here http://vault.fbi.gov/Albert%20Einstein, as well as p. 72 of the pdf file which can be downloaded here http://vault.fbi.gov/Albert%20Einstein/Albert%20Einstein%20Part%201%20of%2014/at_download/file). There is no other information in the FBI's released files as to what source attributed this statement to Einstein, and the files are full of falsehoods, including the accusation that Einstein was secretly pro-communist, when in fact he was openly so Albert Einstein#Vierick Interview (1929)
Disputed
Kontext: In December, 1947, he made the following statement: "I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my life."

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„2982. It is my own Fault, if I am deceived by the same Man twice.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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