IT is better to admonish than reproach ; for the one is mild and friendly, the other harsh and affronting ; and the one corrects the faulty, the other only convicts them.
EPICTETUS. FRAGMENTS. 102.
ALL men are made one for another : either then teach them better, or bear with them.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book viii. 56.
IN general every faculty is dangerous to weak and uninstructed persons; as being apt to render them arrogant and elated. For by what method can one persuade a young man who excels in these kinds of study that he ought not to be an appendix to them, but they to him?
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. §8. ¶1.
Admonish - dictionary meaning is "to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner; to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to...ReplyDelete
We are all on this journey together on this huge ship we call Planet Earth. We have the responsibility to get along with our fellow shipmates. Our choice is to teach them in a kindly manner or just deal with their behaviour. We can lead my example and be willing to help lift up our fellow "man" when they need it.