Quotes: Faults, Mistakes

(mistakes are what lawyers get paid for and what doctors bury)

fault (s) (noun), faults (pl)
1. A defect or imperfection; a flaw: The fault of the accident was a result of the poor workmanship when the brakes were repaired.
2. Responsibility for a wrongful act: It is Nell's fault that the toast burned.
3. An error or a mistake: Sam was told that he made a fault when he was completing the application form!
4. In geology, a rock fracture along which movement or displacement in the plane of the fracture has taken place: The city was built on a major fault line and has always been at risk when an earthquake occurs.
mistake (s) (noun), mistakes (pl)
1. An error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
2. A misunderstanding or misconception.


Geologists have their faults.

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