39 Quotes About Being Criticized

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Not all criticism is created equal. These quotes about being criticized capture the feelings and responses that may be given in certain circumstances. How you response and how you let it affect you is what really creates the damage.

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

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

“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“Don’t call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river.”

“Don’t judge anyone unless you’ve walked in their moccasins one moon.”

“Don’t judge of men’s wealth or piety by their Sunday appearances.”

“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.”

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“It is easier to criticize than to do better.”

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

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

“One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself”

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

“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.”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee’s sting.”

“The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.”

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

“The worst enemy you have is right in your head.”

“There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.”

“When strict with oneself, one rarely fails.”

“When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable.”

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

“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.”

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

“You’ll never do anything behind you that won’t come up in front of you.”

When it comes to making achievements in life, the critics are the last ones to listen to.

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