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Criticism Quotes
Sad Quotes about Criticism

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I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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


 

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men
for the criticism of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

My criticism of most religions is that
they don't allow criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be kind and considerate with your criticism...
It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
- Malcolm Cowley

You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are,
and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism
and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.
- Renny Harlin

The most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

It would be very easy for us to do a collection that
everybody would like and not criticize.
But criticism is a part of life.
You have to take it.
- Donatella Versace

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

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

I believe in criticism.
- Paul Anka

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view,
instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up
what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
- Walter Pater

Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit,
has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy
with 95% of what goes on.
It's Stalinism without Stalin.
- Harold Bloom

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

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

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

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language
to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is,
of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.
- Edward Sapir

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

Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
- Anne Stevenson

I have never found, in a long experience of politics,
that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
- Harold MacMillan

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

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence,
their character, their knowledge, reserving always
my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin

If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards,
and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
- Irving Babbitt

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided
an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people
an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
- Roger Ebert

I do see value in music criticism.
Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
- Van Morrison

Critics can be your most important friend.
I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad,
it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.
- Kevin Bacon

Most people would have given up when faced with all
the criticism I've received over the years.
- Albert Ellis

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
- Noel Coward

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

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
- Wole Soyinka

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand
others but to understand ourselves.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.
- Halle Berry

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

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed
for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
- Matthew Arnold

There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary
conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses:
the meetings waste time.
- Fredrik Bajer

You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism.
- Tina Yothers

Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond
of offering criticism from on high instead of studying
and understanding things from within.
- Edmund Husserl

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
- Karl Popper

Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance
of what actually happens inside these agencies.
- Michael Schudson

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause,
find out if he abides criticism.
- Franz Grillparzer

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

There is only one justification for universities,
as distinguished from trade schools.
They must be centers of criticism.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

Great companies have high cultures of accountability,
it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before,
and I think our culture is strong on that.
- Steve Ballmer

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the
golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
- Josef Skvorecky

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

You are never really prepared for criticism.
- Barry Gibb

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
- Charles Buxton

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

There is no just and serene criticism as yet.
- Henry David Thoreau

Spanking and verbal criticism have become,
to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
- Phil Donahue

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

In marriage there are no manners to keep up,
and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.
Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.
We are not ridiculous to ourselves.
We are ageless.
That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold

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


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