Imperfections


Beware of becoming vexed or impatient at the faults of others, for it would be folly when you see a man falling into a ditch, to throw yourself into another to no purpose. -St. Bonaventure

Cardinal Cesarini, a man of most gentle disposition, having been told that the mule he usually rode was lost, through the neglect of a servant, sent for him; but when he asked him about the matter, the man replied very rudely. The Cardinal was silent at first, but when the servant continued his impertinence, he turned to the bystanders, and said: “Do not wonder at my silence, for I thought it best to suppress my anger, and give reason time to gain control over passion, lest I should fall myself into a fault, by trying to correct the fault of another.”

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