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.
A man must serve his time to every trade: Save Censure- Critics all are ready made.
Censure is often useful, praise is often deceitful.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
Let your pride pardon what your nature needs, the salutary censure of a friend.