“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”

Joseph Addison English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.

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C. H. Jensen JANUARY 24, 2018
One of my all time favorite quotes. I have also seen it credited to François Fenelon.

Brian M from Colorado FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Values.com is a great place to go on the Web for inspiration in yourself and kindness towards others. I found the quote below by Joseph Addison you may agree with. I would like to become more perfect in this way. My mom had a gentle and quiet spirit.

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