60 Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics

Making judgments and finding fault in someone or something defines criticism. It will have a negative or positive impact depending on the mindset of the person criticized. May these quotes about criticism give you insights into dealing with them to benefit you and become a tool for your growth rather than harm you.

Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics
1. “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand. You never walked in that man’s shoes.” – Elvis Presley

2. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

4. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

5. “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

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

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

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

9. “You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.” – John Wooden
Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics
10. “As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other's faults.” – L. Frank Baum

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

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. “Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” – Steve Goodier

14. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics
15. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L. Alder

16. “One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.” – Chris Ware

17. “A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.” – Will Self

18. “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

19. “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” – Herman Melville
Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics
20. “I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” – Johannes Kepler

21. “People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.” – W. Somerset Maugham

22. “Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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

24. “Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” – Rodolfo Costa
Criticism quotes about responding and handling critics
25. “The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.” – Jean De La Bruyere

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

27. “A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run.” – Channing Pollock

28. “The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms.” – Amit Ray

29. “Usually people don't see beyond the surface of things and cannot understand more other than the obvious; they are used to judging a book by its cover, and that is why they don't hesitate to bully.” – Maria Karvouni

30. “One does not have the right to criticize until he can do the same work without being criticized.” – Dr. Amit Abraham

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

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

33. “The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.” – Albert Einstein

34. “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

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

36. “If we are bold enough to point out problems, we must be brave enough to try to solve them.” – Robert Alan Silverstein

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

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

39. “If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.” – Mark Twain

40. “I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

41. “Don't let compliments get to your head and don't let criticism get to your heart.” – Lysa TerKeurst

42. “Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.” – E. M. Forster

43. “Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

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

45. “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

46. “Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James

48. “If you have to criticize, do it with deep understanding and love.” – Debasish Mridha

49. “All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed, only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.” – Nikola Tesla

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

51. “Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.” – Mary Kay Ash

52. “Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.” – Henry James

53. “Some people talk about other people's failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

54. “Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.” – Paul J. Meyer

55. “Being a critic is a terrific method for killing your love of art.” – David Toop

56. “The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.” – Criss Jami

57. “You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you're never going to please everybody.” – Yolanda Adams

58. “Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.” – Fulton J. Sheen

59. “Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.” – Nellie McClung

60. “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

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