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Picture quote by Rhonda Byrne about attitude

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. ⏤ Rhonda Byrne

Picture quote by George Eliot about animals

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ⏤ George Eliot

Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

Only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, do nothing. ⏤ Aristotle

Picture quote by Dave Willis about encourage

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. ⏤ Dave Willis

Picture quote by Grant Cardone about criticism

Criticism proceeds admiration and - like it or not - goes hand in hand with success. ⏤ Grant Cardone

Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

Criticism is something we can avoid easily, by saying nothing, and being nothing. ⏤ Aristotle

Picture quote by Brene Brown about courage

Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism. ⏤ Brene Brown

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There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing.

Aristotle, philosopher

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

Johannes Kepler, scientist

Fix the problem, not the blame.

Japanese Proverbs,

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

Winston Churchill, politician

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.

Freddie Mercury, musician

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

Epictetus, philosopher

Criticism should be a casual conversation.

W. H. Auden, poet

They condemn what they do not understand.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Napoleon Hill, writer

Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.


Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Chinese Proverbs,

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.

Lou Holtz, coach

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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


Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.


A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

James Russell Lowell, poet

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

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

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards,

What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.

Jean Cocteau, director

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

Fran Lebowitz, journalist

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.

Antonio Porchia, poet

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

Theodore Roosevelt, president

People who ask for your criticism want only praise.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas, writer

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.

John Steinbeck, author

Blame is safer than praise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.


It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.


Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.

Emmet Fox, author

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, writer

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.


Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.

American Indian Proverbs,

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

Franklin P. Jones, journalist

You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.

Lou Holtz, coach

One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.


The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.

Anatole France, novelist

I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.

Victor Hugo, author

A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.

Kenneth Tynan, critic

Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Woodrow Wilson, president

People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor

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

Charles Buxton, public servant

He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

He who throws dirt always loses ground.


This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

Dorothy Parker, poet

Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.

Sam Rayburn, politician

Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.

John Steinbeck, author

A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.

William Shenstone, poet

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.


Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat


It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

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

Frank A. Clark,

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.


A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.

Helen Rowland, writer

The covers of this book are too far apart.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.

Samuel Johnson, author

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.

Sima Qian, historian

Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.

Milan Kundera, writer

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.

Christopher Hampton, playwright

There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.


Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar, author

No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.

Charles Baudelaire, poet

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, historian

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

Octavio Paz, poet

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

Mark Twain, author

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.

Henry Miller, author

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

Zig Ziglar, author

Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.

Donald Rumsfeld, politician

There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.

Sinclair Lewis, novelist

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell, journalist

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, writer

The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Critics are already made.

Lord Byron, poet

When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.

Albert Guinon,

The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.

Lynn M. Little,

Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.


A critic is a legless man who teaches running.

Channing Pollock, actor

All criticism is opposition. All opposition is counter-revolutionary.

Fidel Castro, statesman

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, writer

We are suffering from too much sarcasm.

Marianne Moore, poet

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.

Chinese Proverbs,

Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.

Raymond Smullyan, mathematician

Never defend yourself of words from a fool unless you are willing to become his/her equal.

Gene Crawford,

A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.

Lord Byron, poet

A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.

Richard Hofstadter, historian

As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.

Hans Selye, scientist

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.

James Russell Lowell, poet

It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.

Lee Scott, businessman

Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.

Nellie Mcclung,

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