Nothing spreads more quickly or is more infectious that ill-natured criticism. A single unkind remark is often enough to set a room full of people complaining and fault-finding. Were a dictaphone installed at certain social gatherings it would record in a quarter of an hour enough libels to keep the courts busy with actions for slander for twelve months.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930