Court not the critic's smile nor dread his frown
They criticize me for harping on the obvious - If all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
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
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance
Critics, like the rest of mankind, are very frequently misled by interest
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.
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.
If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it
Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.
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
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.
A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded
A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.
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
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