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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.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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

Author: Demosthenes

Profession: Greek Orator

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

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

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

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Seigneur De Saint-Evremond (1610-1703)

Profession: French Writer, Wit

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.

Author: William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist