60+ Best Criticism Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

If we are bold enough to point out problems, we must be brave enough to try to solve them. Robert Alan Silverstein

The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves. Albert Einstein

The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews. William Faulkner

One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism. Carl Sagan

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

Analyses of others are actually expressions of our own needs and values. Marshall Rosenberg

 Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. Unknown

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

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

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Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. Margaret Chase Smith

He who throws dirt always loses ground. Unknown

Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism are all too frequently those who…ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism–the right to criticize, the right to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest, the right of independent thought. Margaret Chase Smith

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

People tend to criticize their spouse most loudly in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need. Gary Chapman

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

When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. Unknown

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

When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable. Judith Martin

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

Amazing Criticism Quotes

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

Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. Elvis Presley

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. Plato

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

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie

If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it. Mark Twain

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. Benjamin Franklin

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you. Norman Vincent Peale

Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it. Seth Godin

It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration–nay, it is very easy; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome. Plutarch

It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. Daisaku Ikeda

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. Elvis Presley

Don’t let compliments get to your head and don’t let criticism get to your heart. Lysa TerKeurst

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

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. Michel de Montaigne

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

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

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. Michel de Montaigne

When we speak evil of others, we generally condemn ourselves. Publius Syrus

Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. Emmet Fox

Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s. E. M. Forster

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

Top Criticism Quotes

Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less. Steve Goodier

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. Neil Gaiman

Blame is safer than praise. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Ralph Waldo Emerson

He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help. Abraham Lincoln

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

That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, there I pronounce him to be mistaken. Jonathan Swift

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. Charles Schwab

One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself. Mark Twain

A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism. Will Self

The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things. Jean de La Bruyère

If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion. Calvin Coolidge

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. François de La Rochefoucauld

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