"Count not of great importance who is for thee, or against thee; but let this be thy aim and care, that God be with thee in everything thou doest.
Great tranquility of heart hath he that careth neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men. He will easily be content and pacified whose conscience is pure. Thou art not the more holy, if thou art praised; nor the more worthless, if thou art found fault with. What thou art, that thou art; neither by words canst thou be made greater than what thou art in the sight of God.
If thou consider what thou art within thee, thou wilt not care what men talk of thee."
Thomas A. Kempis - Photo by Donna Martinez