Just now I discovered the following gem at The Quotations Page:
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
-- Margaret Halsey
This Margaret Halsey sounds like a woman after my own heart, but a quick Googling turned up no biographical information, just a bunch of sayings attributed to her.
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