Criticism Quotes

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

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

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

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
~Donald Rumsfeld

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
~Henri Frederic Amiel

All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn’t read it the way you read history or science.
~Leslie Fiedler

It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances
~Joseph Addison

Concern over criticism clogs creativity.
~Duane Alan Hahn

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

You can disagree without being disagreeable.
~ Zig Ziglar

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
~ Winston Churchill

I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
~Samuel Johnson

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

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

Reprove a friend in secret, but praise him before others.
~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

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

Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me.
~ Thomas `a Kempis

I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
~Georgia O’Keeffe

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
~ Lincoln

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
~ Jean Sibelius

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

The strength of criticism lies only in the weakness of the thing criticized
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.

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

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

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

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
~Heinrich Heine

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

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

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded
~ Tyne Daly

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

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

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going
~ George Bernard Shaw

Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
~Unknown Source

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

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

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.
~ Dale Carnegie

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
~Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
~Paula Abdul

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

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

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
~Benjamin Disraeli

Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense
~ Samuel Johnson

And here are some Famous quotes about Critics.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.
~ Margaret Thatcher

Children need models rather than critics.
~Joseph Joubert

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.
~Walt Disney

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs
~ John Osborne

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
~Jean Sibelius

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

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded
~Tyne Daly

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

The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
~George Moore

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
~Whitney Balliett

Being a critic is a terrific method for killing your love of art.
~ David Toop

Don’t pay any attention to the critics-don’t even ignore them.
~Samuel Goldwyn

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