It is loving to correct people (Augustine)

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The more we love anyone, the less should we give in to him in matters where it is dangerous for him to go wrong. … When doctors see that corruption has to be cut or burned out, they show mercy in turning a deaf ear to copious tears.

Augustine of Hippo, ‘Letter 104 to Nectarius, 409’ in Letters: Volume II (c. 405-12), trans. Wilfred Parsons, The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, 18 (New York: The Fathers of the Church, 1953), p. 186.
 
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