67 Great Quotes Help You Handle Criticism

Looking for the best criticism quotes? We’ve compiled a list of inspirational, famous quotes and sayings about criticism.

67 Great Quotes Help You Handle Criticism

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

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  2. When strict with oneself, one rarely fails. – Confucious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.

  19. Criticizing the weak doesn’t make you any stronger.

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

  21. Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.- Paul Arden

  22. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. Naive people criticize, never appreciate.

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

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

  42. No Matter what you do there will be critics.

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

  44. 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.

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

  46. 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.

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

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

  49. Remember that all is opinion.- Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  56. The most destructive criticism is indifference.– Edgar Watson Howe

  57. The pen is mightier than the sword.- unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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