It is easier to declaim like an orator against a thousand sins in others than to mortify one sin in ourselves; to be more industrious in our pulpits than in our closets; to preach twenty sermons to our people than one to our own hearts.
To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice … you feel … in yourself.
There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.Alexander Pope
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