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The heart of every man lies open to the shafts of correction if the archer can take proper aim.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator

Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.

Author: Proverb


Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar.

Author: Proverb


Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.

Author: Proverb


Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm.

Author: Proverb


By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

With children use force with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.

Author: Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Profession: British Writer, Clergyman

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

Author: Thomas Sprat


We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.

Author: Anne Sophie Swetchine (1782-1857)

Profession: Russian Author

The majority of people have not the courage to correct others because they don't have the courage to bear correction themselves.

Author: Source Unknown


Sarcasm spoils reproof.

Author: E. Wigglesworh