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Censure Quotes


These are some of the best 'Censure' quotations and sayings.

Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.

He is always the severest censor on the merits of others who has the least worth of his own.

He that well and rightly considereth his own works will find little cause to judge hardly of another.

Horace appears in good humor while he censures, and therefore his censure has the more weight, as supposed to proceed from judgment and not from passion.

If any one speak ill of thee, consider whether he hath truth on his side; and if so, reform thyself, that his censures may not affect thee.

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.

It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause; for this may be done by one great or wise action in an age. But to escape censure a man must pass his whole life without saying or doing one ill or foolish thing.

It is impossible to indulge in habitual severity of opinion upon our fellow-men without injuring the tenderness and delicacy of our own feelings.

Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. - It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.

Our censure of our fellowmen, which we are prone to think a proof of our superior wisdom, is too often only the evidence of the conceit that would magnify self, or of the malignity or envy that would detract from others.

The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.

The most censorious are generally the least judicious, or deserving, who, having nothing to recommend themselves, will be finding fault with others. - No man envies the merit of another who has enough of his own.

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.

The villain's censure is extorted praise.

There are but three ways for a man to revenge himself for the censure of the world: to despise it; to return the like; or to live so as to avoid it. - The first of these is usually pretended; the last is almost impossible; the universal practice is for the second.

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.