Quotes January 23, 2017

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington,
writer, educator and orator

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


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


“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


“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


“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


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


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


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



“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



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



“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

“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero


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



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


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


“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”
Lou Holtz



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

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.”
Oscar Wilde



“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”
Lou Holtz



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


“He who throws dirt always loses ground.”