A hatchet in the mouth is more harmful than a hatchet in the hand.
Gratitude is the least of virtues; ingratitude is the worst of vices.
Gratitude ranks as the least of virtues, and the lack of gratitude is the worst of vices.
Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of another without putting his thumb on the scale.
It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people's faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale.