Coughing in the theatre is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism
A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
A university`s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
The resentment that criticism engenders can demoralize employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the situation that has been condemned.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting
Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism