Imam Malik (May Allah have mercy on him) said:
❝I have met people here in Madinah who had no faults of their own, but who spoke about other people’s faults, so people found fault with them. I also met here those with many faults but who kept quiet about other people’s fault, so other people kept quiet about theirs.❞
(Al-Muntaqa Sharh al-Muwatta’ of Shaykh Abu al-Walid al-Baji al-Andalusi)
The Sharh al-Muwatta’ has two versions:
1} al-Istifa’ and its abridgment,
This quote is from al-Muntaqa; Volume 2 pg. 300.