quote by Aesop

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

— Aesop

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It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace, whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.

It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one; nor more desirous of atoning for a crime, when I am sensible of having committed it.

Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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

Ah, how steadily do they who are guilty shrink from reproof!

Look upon him who shows you your faults as a revealer of treasure: seek his company who checks and chides you, the sage who is wise in reproof: it fares well and not ill with him who seeks such company.

Youth need guidance, direction, and proper restraint.

..Parents, too, have a responsibility in this training not to provoke children to wrath. They should be considerate not to irritate by vexatious commands or place unreasonable blame. Whenever possible they should give encouragement rather than remonstrance or reproof.

Better a little chiding than a great deal of heartbreak.

Through the healing process of time-and through medical intervention or hospitalization in many cases-most people survive depression which may be its only blessing; but to the tragic legion who are compelled to destroy themselves there should be no more reproof attached than to the victims of terminal cancer.

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. Proverbs 15: 31

One easily bears moral reproof, but never mockery.

I would prefer a thousand times to receive reproofs than to give them to others.

Some persons take reproof good-humoredly enough, unless you are so unlucky as to hit a sore place. Then they wince and writhe, and start up and knock you down for your impertinence, or wish you good morning.

To be pleased at correction and reproofs shows that one loves the virtues which are contrary to those faults for which he is corrected and reproved. And, therefore, it is a great sign of advancement in perfection.

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.

He who cannot accept reproof cannot become great.

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

If you reject it you are unhappy, if you accept it you are undone.

No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.

Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings.

Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.

Include yourself in any reproof.

Conscience is justice's best minister;

it threatens, promises, rewards, and punishes and keeps all under control; the busy must attend to its remonstrances, the most powerful submit to its reproof, and the angry endure its upbraidings. While conscience is our friend all is peace; but if once offended farewell the tranquil mind.

Truth! why shall every wretch of letters Dare to speak truth against his betters! Let ragged virtue stand aloof, Nor mutter accents of reproof; Let ragged wit a mute become, When wealth and power would have her dumb.

If you see an intelligent man who tells you where true treasures are to be found, who shows what is to be avoided, and administers reproofs,follow that wise man ; it will be better, not worse, for those who follow him.

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:15

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.

A reproof entereth more into a woman of sense than an hundred compliments into a fool.

The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof.

I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.

The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. Any lasting grief is reproof to their forgetfulness.

Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.

Sarcasm spoils reproof.

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