An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, 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.


Horace Mann (1796-1859, American educator)


By continually scolding someone, he in time becomes accustomed to it and despises your reproof.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


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


Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, Swiss political philosopher, educationist, essayist)


We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.


Anne Sophie Swetchine (1782-1857, Russian author)


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


Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, German philosopher)


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


Sydney Smith (1771-1845, British writer, clergyman)


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


Socrates (BC 469-399, Greek philosopher of Athens)


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


Thomas Sprat


Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


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