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.