Criticism Quotes

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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. -Elbert Hubbard

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. -Norman Vincent Peale

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. -John Wooden

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. -Katharine Hepburn

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

Dare to risk public criticism. -Mary Kay Ash

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise. -Mary Kay Ash

Blame is safer than praise. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you. -Woodrow T. Wilson

A sneer is the weapon of the weak. -James Russell Lowell

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness. -Henry David Thoreau

Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism. -E. W. Howe

Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. -Helen Rowland

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. -Benjamin Disraeli

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. -Dale Carnegie

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone. -Mark Twain

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed. -Herman Melville

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. -Abraham Lincoln

The covers of this book are too far apart. -Ambrose Bierce

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction. -Leo Tolstoy

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one. -Chuck Palahniuk

Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still. -Frederick William Faber

Criticism is prejudice made plausible. -Henry Louis Mencken

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me. -C. JoyBell C.

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. -W. Somerset Maugham

I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me. -Adele

Don't criticize what you can't understand. -Bob Dylan

The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can. -Russell Crowe

Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. -Elvis Presley

When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it's better to explore the cause than to criticize the action. -Zig Ziglar

It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. -Daisaku Ikeda

Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference. -Abraham Lincoln

If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion. -Calvin Coolidge

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge. -Napoleon Hill

Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career. -Dale Carnegie

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism. -Eric Wright

Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked. -Fulton J. Sheen

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. -Abraham Lincoln

As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other's faults. -L. Frank Baum

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. -Elbert Hubbard

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. -Epictetus

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