Criticism Quotes

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism

Wendell Phillips

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.

Henry Steele Commager

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

Corazon Aquino

The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate

Samuel Johnson

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

Franklin P. Jones

No one so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one who's giving it

Hal Chadwick

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.

Albert Einstein

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.

Albert Einstein

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance

Harold Macmillan

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

Norman Vincent Peale

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.

Noel Coward

Coughing in the theatre is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.

Alan Jay Lerner

Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Franklin P. Jones

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.

Stephen Spender
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