Men may injure our reputation for a season, but they can not injure our character.
What we are depends only upon ourselves and God; what is said about us depends upon the disposition of others. Over the latter we have no control; over the former our control, under God, is absolute. It is ours to be right and to do right; it is God's to take care of the results.
Sensitiveness is a symptom both of pride and unbelief.
He who is conscious of integrity, confident of divine protection, has nothing to fear. "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday" (Ps. 37:5, 6).
Roberts, B.T. Pungent Truths (Kindle Locations 1711-1718). Unknown. Kindle Edition.