those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
Do not criticize or slander another if you are vulnerable to retaliation. Cf. c 1385 CHAUCER Troilus & Criseyde II. 867 Who that hath an hed of verre [glass], Fro cast of stones war hym in the werre!

1640 G. HERBERT Outlandish Proverbs no. 196 Whose house is of glasse, must not throw stones at another.

1754 J. SHEBBEARE Marriage Act II. lv. Thee shouldst not throw Stones, who hast a Head of Glass thyself... Thee canst have no Title to Honesty who lendest the writings to deceive Neighbour Barter.

1778 T. PAINE in Pennsylvania Packet 22 Oct. i. He who lives in a glass house, says a Spanish proverb, should never begin throwing stones.

1861 TROLLOPE Framley Parsonage I. vi. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones... Mr. Robarts’s sermon will be too near akin to your lecture to allow of his laughing.

2001 W. NORTHCUTT Darwin Awards II i. 16 Judea and Samaria district police jointly determined that the accidental crash was caused by the stone-throwing young men. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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