Reproof is a medicine like mercury or opium; if it be improperly administered it will do harm instead of good.

James Burgh (1714-1775) British politician and writer
The Dignity of Human Nature, Sec. 5 “Miscellaneous Thoughts on Prudence in Conversation” (1754)
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