It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause; for this may be done by one great or wise action in an age. But to escape censure a man must pass his whole life without saying or doing one ill or foolish thing.

David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, economist, historian, empiricist
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Quoted in The Home Circle (Jan 1855)
Added on 11-Aug-14 | Last updated 11-Aug-14
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