'If you should happen to do or say
something that is not well received
by everyone, do not for this reason stop
to reflect on and examine
your every word and action,
for undoubtedly it is self-love
which makes us seek to know
whether or not what we say
or do is approved.
Simplicity leaves the outcome of
its actions to Providence,
to which it completely entrusts itself,
without looking to the right or to the left.'
St. Francis de Sales
Painting: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Narcissus