Revile Quotes (1 quote)
Whatever some ignorant or invidious Men may clamour. They hate and revile Things only for being above their Reach; and therefore hurt no body but themselves by their noisy Ignorance: … they only move Laughter and Mirth in such as know better.
From Author’s Preface to Boerhaave’s Aphorisms: Concerning the Knowledge and Cure of Diseases as translated from Latin (1735). A footnote added to the translation explains that “Boerbaave points here at Dr. Le Mort, Professor of Chymie at Leyden, who wrote a very foolish Libel in a very scurrilous Stile”, against modern medical methods.