Tag: Criticism (home)

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

permalink source: Dale Carnegie
tags: Cynicism, Folly, Criticism

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

permalink source: Abraham Lincoln
tags: Criticism

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.

permalink source: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
tags: Criticism, Performance

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Criticism, Change

The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Cynicism, Pessimism, Criticism

Before you criticize people, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you've got a mile-long head start. ... And you have their shoes.

permalink source: The Lion (?)
tags: Humor, Criticism

Reverend Henry Ward Beecher entered Plymouth Church one Sunday and found several letters awaiting him. He opened one and found it contained the single word, "Fool." Quietly and with becoming seriousness he shared the letter with the congregation and announced: "I have known many an instance of a person writing a letter and forgetting to sign his name, but this is the only instance I have ever known of someone signing his name and forgetting to write the letter."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Insults, Criticism, Ministry

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."

permalink source: Willie Mays, baseball player
tags: Discipline, Excellence, Criticism

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.

permalink source: -Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Artist, architect and engineer
tags: Criticism, Patience

An efficiency expert concluded a lecture with a note of caution: "You don't want to try these techniques at home." "Why not?" asked someone from the back of the audience. "I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips to the refrigerator, stove, table, and cabinets, often carrying just a single item at a time. 'Honey,' I suggested, 'Why don't you try carrying several things at once?'" The person in the audience asked, "Did it save time?" The expert replied, "Actually, yes. It used to take her 20 minutes to get breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven."

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Time Management, Criticism

That's like criticizing someone for owning and umbrella and having a shower.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Logic, Criticism

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

permalink source: Mark Twain
tags: Vision, Criticism, Affirmation, Ambition

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

permalink source: Franklin P. Jones
tags: Criticism

All the wrong people are against it, so it must be right.

permalink source: James Carville
tags: Criticism, Decisions, Judging

Right now I’m having so much trouble with D.L. Moody, that I don’t have time to criticize my friends.

permalink source: D.L. Moody
tags: Criticism, Grace

The defects of a preacher are soon spied. Let him be endowed with ten virtues and have but one fault, and that one fault will eclipse and darken all his virtues and gifts, so evil is the world in these times. -- Martin Luther

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Criticism

Every man needs one blind eye and one deaf ear so when people applaud, he will hear only half of it, and when people salute, you’ll only see a part of it. -- C. H. Spurgeon Believe only half of the praise and half of the criticism. -- C. H. Spurgeon

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Humility, Criticism, Affirmation

Facts are friendly. -- J. Irwin Miller, retired chairman, Cummins Engine Co.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Criticism, Information, Knowledge, Perspective

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

permalink source: Madame Curie
tags: Criticism, Work, Perspective

Criticize by creating.

permalink source: Michelangelo
tags: Criticism, Art