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Wise Quotes about Criticism

May you find great value in these Criticism quotes and sayings.

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

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

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

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

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

My criticism of most religions is that
they don't allow criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In marriage there are no manners to keep up,
and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.
Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.
We are not ridiculous to ourselves.
We are ageless.
That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil,
regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
- Shirin Ebadi

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

To love without criticism is to be betrayed.
- Djuna Barnes

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I'm vulnerable to criticism.
Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and,
until recently, critics were the only way you'd get any feedback.
- Howard Hodgkin

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly,
absolutely just with friend and foe.
From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

I'm still trying to discover my position on my own
artwork and hopefully at this exhibition someone will come and tell me.
I'm open to listening to criticism.
- Graham Coxon

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order
not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection,
criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary
conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses:
the meetings waste time.
- Fredrik Bajer

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel,
is like a great liberation.
But it is also work, self-examination,
consciousness, criticism, struggle.
- Balthus

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

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed
for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
- Matthew Arnold

Great companies have high cultures of accountability,
it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before,
and I think our culture is strong on that.
- Steve Ballmer

Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance
of any kind of democratic government.
- Robert Taft

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president...
is morally treasonable to the American public.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The culture of independent film criticism has totally
gone down the drain and this seems to come with the
territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
- Wim Wenders

Men in authority will always think that criticism of
their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of
the theory of evolution in the classroom.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic.
However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films.
- Paul Schrader

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism
will run off as from a duck's back.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire,
you can't be politically correct when you do that.
- John Cusack

Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.
- Halle Berry

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!-
An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism
against the mighty Johnson!
- Anne Seward

The use of criticism, in periodical writing,
is to sift, not to stamp a work.
- Margaret Fuller

Criticism, even when you try to ignore it,
can hurt.
I have cried over many articles written about me,
but I move on and I don't hold on to that .
- Diana Ross

Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana.
No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
- Lorna Luft

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

I do see value in music criticism.
Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
- Van Morrison

Self criticism must be my guide to action,
and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue,
only a procedure.
- Kingsley Amis

I have an intense dislike for artificial society.
In France, one could lead a free life -
to do what one wanted to do without interference or
criticism from one's neighbors.
- Robert W. Service

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

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

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

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

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits
variety and two because it permits criticism.
- E. M. Forster

Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance
of what actually happens inside these agencies.
- Michael Schudson

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry
as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
- John Updike

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence,
their character, their knowledge, reserving always
my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
- Karl Popper

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism;
never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
- Charles Buxton

I believe in criticism.
- Paul Anka

You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism.
- Tina Yothers

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
- Heinrich Heine

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
I put myself before the public voluntarily.
- Victoria Woodhull

There is a certain justice in criticism.
The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
- Stephen Spender

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

It would be very easy for us to do a collection that
everybody would like and not criticize.
But criticism is a part of life.
You have to take it.
- Donatella Versace

Be kind and considerate with your criticism...
It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
- Malcolm Cowley


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