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Criticism is prejudice made plausible.



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Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

 —H. L. Mencken

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

 —W. Somerset Maugham

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

I believe that one becomes stronger emotionally by taking life less personally. If your employer criticizes your report, don’t take it personally. Instead, find out what’s needed and fix it. If your girlfriend laughs at your tie, don’t take it personally. Find another tie or find another girlfriend.

—Marilyn vos Savant

After all, one knows one’s weak points so well, that it’s rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.

 —Edith Wharton

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

—Elbert Hubbard

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

 —Dale Carnegie

One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.

—Mark Twain

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.

 —John Osborne


Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land, And don’t criticize What you can’t understand.

 —Bob Dylan


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

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’ll be a mile from them, and you’ll have their shoes.

 —Jack Handey

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