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Quotations on Censure

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I find that the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.

~ Thomas Jefferson

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

~ Demosthenes

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

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

~ Jonathan Swift

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.

~ Joseph Addison

They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.

~ William Penn

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