To escape criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Ezek. 33:14 -16 14 “But when I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ but then turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, 15 if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 “None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.
Pro 18:14-15 14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but as for a broken spirit who can bear it? 15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Eccles 9:9 Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.
Pro 29:1,2, 1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy 2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.
Daniel 6:16 Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.”
Jere. 15:19 Therefore, thus says the Lord, “If you return, then I will restore you–before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, but as for you, you must not turn to them.