66 Great Quotes About Criticism

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it– Zig Ziglar

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it– Zig Ziglar

When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. - Confucious

When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. – Confucious

You can’t progress unless you learn not only to receive criticism, but also invite criticism.– Gulzar

You can’t progress unless you learn not only to receive criticism, but also invite criticism.– Gulzar

You need a high degree of corruption or a very big heart to love absolutely everything.– Gustave Flaubert

You need a high degree of corruption or a very big heart to love absolutely everything.– Gustave Flaubert

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.– John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.– John Wooden

A critic is a man who judges what he cannot achieve.

A critic is a man who judges what he cannot achieve.

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.- James Russell Lowell

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.- James Russell Lowell

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.- David Brinkley

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.- David Brinkley

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

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

Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it- Sam Rayburn

Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it- Sam Rayburn

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.- Christopher Hampton

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.- Christopher Hampton

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.– Eric Wright

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.– Eric Wright

Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism.– Brené Brown

Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism.– Brené Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criticism should be a casual conversation. - W.H Auden

Criticism should be a casual conversation. – W.H Auden

Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.

Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.

Criticizing the weak doesn’t make you any stronger.

Criticizing the weak doesn’t make you any stronger.

Dear haters, don’t criticize me for my flaws and mistakes when you can’t even see your own.

Dear haters, don’t criticize me for my flaws and mistakes when you can’t even see your own.

Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.- Paul Arden

Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.- Paul Arden

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

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

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

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

Don't call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river.- Belizean (on criticism)

Don’t call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river.- Belizean (on criticism)

Don't criticize what you can't understand. - Bob Dylan

Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. – Bob Dylan

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

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

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

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

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.- Benjamin Disraeli

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If criticism had any power to harm, the skunk would be extinct by now. - Fred Allen

If criticism had any power to harm, the skunk would be extinct by now. – Fred Allen

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.– Malcolm X

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.– Malcolm X

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!– Lewis Carroll

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!– Lewis Carroll

If you’re not doing better than the person you’re talking about, I suggest you STFU!

If you’re not doing better than the person you’re talking about, I suggest you STFU!

It is easier to criticize than to do better. - Swiss (on criticism)

It is easier to criticize than to do better. – Swiss (on criticism)

It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.– Chuck Palahniuk

It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.– Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

Naive people criticize, never appreciate.

Naive people criticize, never appreciate.

Never criticize, unless you can do a better job.– Laurell K. Hamilton

Never criticize, unless you can do a better job.– Laurell K. Hamilton

No matter how good you are to people, you will always have others criticizing you.

No matter how good you are to people, you will always have others criticizing you.

No Matter what you do there will be critics.

No Matter what you do there will be critics.

Nothing is complete and thus nothing is exempt from criticism.- James Luther Adams

Nothing is complete and thus nothing is exempt from criticism.- James Luther Adams

Often people that criticize your life are usually the same people that don’t know the price you paid to get where you are today.

Often people that criticize your life are usually the same people that don’t know the price you paid to get where you are today.

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.- W. Somerset Maugham

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.- W. Somerset Maugham

People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.– Floyd Mayweather Jr.

People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.– Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.- Howard Mumford Jones

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.- Howard Mumford Jones

Positive criticism is a good friend. Insincere flattery is a fake friend.– Dr T.P.Chia

Positive criticism is a good friend. Insincere flattery is a fake friend.– Dr T.P.Chia

Remember that all is opinion.- Marcus Aurelius

Remember that all is opinion.- Marcus Aurelius

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise. - Mary Kay Ash

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise. – Mary Kay Ash

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me. - unknown

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me. – unknown

The bad plowman quarrels with his ox.- Korean (on criticism)

The bad plowman quarrels with his ox.- Korean (on criticism)

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

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

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.- William Gilmore Simms

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.- William Gilmore Simms

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

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

The most destructive criticism is indifference.– Edgar Watson Howe

The most destructive criticism is indifference.– Edgar Watson Howe

The pen is mightier than the sword.- unknown

The pen is mightier than the sword.- unknown

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

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

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.- Jean De La Bruyere

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.- Jean De La Bruyere

The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.– Denis Waitley

The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.– Denis Waitley

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.- Joseph Addison

There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.- Joseph Addison

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. - Aristotle

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. – Aristotle

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.– Joyce Meyer

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.– Joyce Meyer

Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.

Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.

When someone insults you, take it as constructive criticism. You choose what to make of what is said to you.

When someone insults you, take it as constructive criticism. You choose what to make of what is said to you.

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