Praise a danger…

If, therefore, those among whom you live shall not praise you when living uprightly, they are in error: but if they shall praise you, you are in danger; unless you have a heart so single and pure, that in those things in which you act uprightly you do not so act because of the praises of men…

Augustine, Sermon on the Mount, Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, vol. 6

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