If anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, don’t make excuses about what is said of you, but answer:

“He does not know my other faults, else he would not have mentioned only these."

Epictetus, "The Enchiridion" (135)

i was unable to craft a pun between the the idea of faults as numerous as the stars and the classic line "the fault lies not in our stars."