Imbi's cousin Joosep Tammo is a teacher and pastor in Estonia (and the former head of the Estonian Evangelical Alliance). He wrote this on Facebook earlier this week.
Enamusele meeldib saada kiitusega ruineeritud, selleasemel, et saada kriitikaga päästetud.
Imbi's paraphrased translation:
The majority of people (would rather be) ruined by compliments than have (critique) save them.
This seemed particularly appropriate in light of some of the discussions taking place in blogdom right now.
I'm also reminded of the line (probably from Tolstoy but normally misattributed to Edmund Burke):
All that it takes for evil to triumph is for good (people) to do nothing.
And may I suggest, rather cryptically, that there are a lot of supposedly good people who have done nothing, while evil has been allowed to triumph. And I am stunned by their apparent inaction.