Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something. Inspirational criticism quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.
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Famous Criticism Quotes
Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. Eleanor Roosevelt
I remembered something my friend Jo likes to say whenever any of her friends are criticizing themselves. Hey. That’s my best friend you’re talking about like that.
Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart. Roy T. Bennett
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical
Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. Bob Dylan
Conflict with and hostile criticism from loved ones increase our self doubts and create a sense of helplessness, classic triggers for depression. We need validation from our loved ones. Researchers say that marital distress raises the risk for depression tenfold
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
If you ask enough people, you’ll find someone who will disagree with the majority and give those nervous about risk a way out
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
Promise yourself to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
Some were too young to fight and became the stay at homes, feeling perhaps that the Great Event of their generation had passed them by. Some were pacifists and denounced the senseless killing created by production line warfare. This group of young artists, most of them born between 1895 and 1900, would become known as the Lost Generation.
A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism. Will Self
The buildings are made of fieldstone and all the windows need washing
The Bamboo that bends is stronger than the Oak that resists Japanese Proverb
The way I see it, critics get to say what they want to about my work, so why shouldn’t I be able to say what I want to about theirs?
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. Marcus Tullius Cicero
A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candor, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. Winston Churchill
Those who have no understanding of the political world around them have no right to criticize or complain
When criticized, consider the source.
The hushing of the criticism of honest opponents is a dangerous thing
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can’t say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Will Durant
It isn’t my stomach. It’s my essay. It’s a good essay. I know it’s a good essay. She said it was awful and I was too pleased with myself. She said it was a lie. I called her a fool.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. Benjamin Disraeli
If babies held the same tendency toward self criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aargh! Screwed up again!’ Fortunately, babies are free of self criticism. They just keep practicing. Dan Millman
The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things. Jean de La Bruyère
A final word on self criticism: Do not beat up on yourself. Even if you think you know your flaws, there is no need to advertise them. Most people won’t have noticed. Philip Toshio Sudo
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist Indira Gandhi
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self criticism of a tired mind is suicide. Charles Horton Cooley
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. Susan Sontag
Let ‘action’ replace your negative self chatter and self doubt. What is the first action step to move you forward? Jackie Cantoni
If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only by their conduct, we shall soon reach a very false conclusion. Calvin Coolidge
Our reaction to self criticism is more important than the self criticism itself. Paying attention to our reactions is very important because the only thing we have control over is how we react. Yong Kang Chan
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose. Lou Holtz
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Aristotle
Ours is the one ever-present voice in our lives. Therefore, it is crucial that our self talk instill confidence within us and is supportive, not submerging, and that our attitudes toward ourselves help keep our spirits afloat through acceptance and trust. We are our own most important and influential buoy. Sue Thoele
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. Henry James
We all have the tendency to believe self doubt and self criticism, but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals. Instead, try on the point of view of a mentor or good friend who believes in you, wants the best for you, and will encourage you when you feel discouraged. Kelly McGonigal
If you have to criticize, do it with deep understanding and love. Debasish Mridha
We are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else. Anne Burton
An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear. E.A. Bucchianeri
This negative self talk is something you probably aren’t even aware of, but it eats away at you bit by bit and erodes that self-confidence you need to tackle your anxiety. Robert Duff