Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.— Aristotle
Relaxing Accepting Criticism quotations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I can see both trends among the youths: people who are ready for a constructive, critical and active presence, and others who are ready to become invisible Muslims and to compromise to be accepted. I put my hope in the former and pray for the latter.
Don't accept the applause of men, and you won't be destroyed by their criticism.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done-men who are creative, inventive, and discovers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility - these are marks of maturity and graciousness.
I release all criticism. I only give out that which I wish to receive in return. My love and acceptance of others is mirrored to me in every moment.
A critique does not consist in saying that things aren't good the way they are.
It consists in seeing on just what type of assumptions, of familiar notions, of established and unexamined ways of thinking the accepted practices are based... To do criticism is to make harder those acts which are now too easy.
Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.
If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist.
If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you a sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe.
If a person lacks self-acceptance, he can't live with himself;
if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him.
If a person lacks self- acceptance, he can't live with himself;
if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him.
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.
Be your own worst critic. When things go wrong it's tempting to shift the blame. Don't. Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you're capable of.
Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.
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.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
The concept of loyalty is distorted when it is understood to mean blind acceptance. It is correctly interpreted when it is assumed to cover honest criticism.
The United States is a society in which people not only can get by without knowing much about the wider world but are systematically encouraged not to think independently or critically, and instead to accept the mythology of the United States as a benevolent, misunderstood giant as it lumbers around the world trying to do good.
When you are free from self-doubt, you fail better. You accept criticism and listen.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
Under true peer-review...a panel of reviewers must accept a study before it can be published in a scientific journal. If the reviewers have objections the author must answer them or change the article to take reviewers' objections into account. Under the IPCC review process, the authors are at liberty to ignore criticisms.
To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability.
What identifies an individual as a king is how other people behave towards him.
All authority is assumed, and if other people don't accept your authority then you don't have it. Perhaps the critical thing to being a convincing figure of authority is actually not to try too hard.
Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.
You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things.
If the test of patriotism comes only by reflexively falling into lockstep behind the leader whenever the flag is waved, then what we have is a formula for dictatorship, not democracy... But the American way is to criticize and debate openly, not to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials of this or any other country.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world
If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
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.
We know that the abilities of European Union member states are not infinite.
As such, it makes little sense for us to criticize each other.All of us accepted Sweden's decision to introduce border controls too. And that is a country that was for decades the most open to immigration.
The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.
Art critic! Is that a profession? When I think we are stupid enough, we painters, to solicit those people's compliments and to put ourselves into their hands! What shame! Should we even accept that they talk about our work?
I lived with people who had varied opinions, some of whom did not accept my Nazi views. I encouraged this. If a man said something that was critical of me or my ideas, I wouldn't consider him an enemy.
The American way is to criticize and debate openly, not to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials of this or any other country.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
Perfectionism is the fear of being criticized.
Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.
I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me.
When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.
I'm developed as an artist to accept the fact there are different points of view, but I believe in what I do and I have to stay with that.