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

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

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

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

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 (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

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.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

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

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.