Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 12

Fault-Finding Infectious

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.

-Father Degen.
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

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