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  1. Picture quote by George Eliot about animals

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

  2. 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

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about character

    Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

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

  5. Picture quote by Dave Willis about encourage

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

  6. Picture quote by Grant Cardone about criticism

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

  7. Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

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

  8. 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.


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

Johannes Kepler

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

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Freddie Mercury

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


Criticism should be a casual conversation.

W. H. Auden

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

Napoleon Hill

They condemn what they do not understand.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Chinese Proverbs

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


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

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Lou Holtz

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

Jean De La Bruyere

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


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


A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

James Russell Lowell

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.

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

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

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

Antonio Porchia

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

Fran Lebowitz

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

Jean Cocteau

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

John Steinbeck

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

Oscar Wilde

People who ask for your criticism want only praise.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Moses Hadas

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.


Blame is safer than praise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

American Indian Proverbs

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


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

Franklin P. Jones

Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.

Emmet Fox

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

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


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

Anatole France

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


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

Victor Hugo

He who throws dirt always loses ground.


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

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Sam Rayburn

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

Sima Qian

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

Dorothy Parker

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

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

Woodrow Wilson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Kenneth Tynan

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

Charles Buxton

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

John Steinbeck

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

W. Somerset Maugham

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

Frank A. Clark

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

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


Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

William Shenstone

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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


The covers of this book are too far apart.

Ambrose Bierce

Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat


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

Samuel Johnson

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

Octavio Paz

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

Henry Miller

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

Zig Ziglar

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

Christopher Hampton

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

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


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

Charles Baudelaire

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

Milan Kundera

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Mark Twain

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

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

James Russell Lowell

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

Lee Scott

Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

E. M. Cioran

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.

Pablo Picasso

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

Marshall McLuhan

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

Donald Rumsfeld

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

All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.

Gregory Nunn

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

Nellie Mcclung

A critic is a legless man who teaches running.

Channing Pollock

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

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

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


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

Lynn M. Little

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

Joseph Addison

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

Jean Baudrillard

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.

Chinese Proverbs

Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.

E. M. Forster

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

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

Critics are already made.

Lord Byron

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

Albert Guinon

As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.

Hans Selye

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

Lord Byron

We are suffering from too much sarcasm.

Marianne Moore

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