Quotes by censure

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    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.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    A man must serve his time to every trade save censure - critics all are ready made.
  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    Norwegian writer 1832-1910
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    A people numerically large may attain to ways of thought and enterprise that no political censure can reduce to a minimum; but under narrower conditions, it may easily come about that the whole people will fall asleep.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    American poet, novelist and historian 1806-1870
    William Gilmore Simms
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    He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Let such teach others who themselves excel, and censure freely who have written well.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Let those teach others who themselves excel; I and censure freely, who have written well.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
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