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Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou wilt judge others with the judgment of charity.

Judgment is forced upon us by experience.

Lynx-eyed to our neighbors, and moles to ourselves.

Men's judgments are a parcel of their fortunes; and things outward do draw the inward quality after them.

Never be a judge between thy friends in any matter where both set their hearts upon the victory. If strangers or enemies be litigants, whatever side thou favorest, thou gettest a friend; but when friends are the parties thou losest one.

No man can judge another, because no man knows himself, for we censure others but as they disagree from that humor which we fancy laudable in ourselves, and commend others but for that wherein they seem to quadrate and consent with us.

O judgment! thou are fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason!

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. See quote detail

One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.

Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, others judge us only by what we have already done.

The contemporary mind may in rare cases be taken by storm; but posterity never. The tribunal of the present is accessible to influence; that of the future is incorrupt.

The judgment is like a pair of scales, and evidences like the weights; but the will holds the balances in its hand; and even a slight jerk will be sufficient, in many cases, to make the lighter scale appear the heavier.

The more one judges, the less one loves.

The most necessary talent in a man of conversation, which is what we ordinarily intend by a gentleman, is a good judgment. He that has this in perfection is master of his companion, without letting him see it; and has the same advantage over men of other qualifications, as one that can see would have over a blind man of ten times his strength.

The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.

The vulgar mind fancies that good judgment is implied chiefly in the capacity to censure; and yet there is no judgment so exquisite as that which knows property how to approve.

The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high-minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.

There are some minds like either convex or concave mirrors, which represent objects such as they receive them, but they never receive them as they are.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.


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