"Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else."
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"Criticism should be a casual conversation."
"It is from the womb of art that criticism was born."
"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
"Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath."
"The covers of this book are too far apart."
"Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea."
"Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame."
"Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred."
"A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made."
"A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else."
"All criminals turn preachers under the gallows."
"Great thieves punish little ones."
"In times of trouble leniency becomes crime."
"Set a thief to catch a thief."
"Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat."
"Locks keep out only the honest."
"Small crimes always precedes great ones."
"A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation."
"Crime when it succeeds is called virtue."
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