It is so natural, socially speaking, to laugh at the failings of others that we ought to forgive the ridicule our own absurdities excite, and be annoyed only by calumny.[Il est, socialement parlant, si naturel de se moquer des imperfections d’autrui, que nous devrions pardonner le bavardage railleur que nos ridicules autorisent, et ne nous étonner que de la calomnie.]

Source:(Roberts Brothers, ed. 1892), Chapter I, Page 256
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