A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
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.
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
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.
The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.