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Quotes on Criticism


"It is easier to criticize than to do better."
- Swiss 


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


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


“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
- Winston Churchill


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


"The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee's sting."
- Vietnamese 


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


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


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

"When strict with oneself, one rarely fails."
- Confucious


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


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


“Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
- Andy Warhol


"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


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


“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


“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.”
- Shannon L. Alder


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