22 Criticism Quotes

Criticism quotes focus on the positive and not the negative. Everyone must face criticism or disapproval from time to time, but that censure does not need to be nor should it be brutal and demeaning.

The art of effective criticism does not lie within the boundaries of malice but, instead, forms the underpinnings of on-going development and encouragement. We hope that these following quotes help and direct you to either accept and cherish positive criticism or demonstrate, through example, how to properly and approvingly offer personal feedback to others.


    encouraging criticism quotes
  1. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    Elbert Hubbard
    Short Quotes



  2. Criticism does not have to be the 500 pound gorilla ... In fact, thoughtfully offered criticism can be extraordinarily valuable in helping us to grow, recover, improve, prosper, or excel
    Randy Garner, Constructing Effective Criticism
    Poems of Encouragement



  3. Criticism has no place in God’s plan for living
    Greta Zwaan, Reasons to Sing
    God's Grace Verses



  4. A confident person has the courage to do what he thinks is right even if others criticize or mock them for it."
    Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
    Improvement Quotes



  5. Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened.
    Charles Swindoll
    Meaningful Friendship Quotes



  6. There are cases where the Bible’s text has been corrupted by friend and foe alike. These cases make textual criticism an important discipline for Christians to engage in.
    Peter J. Gurry; Elijah Hixson, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism
    Christian Poems



  7. Criticism given as a positive antecedent to corrective action differs significantly from criticism dictated as judgement by diminishing others.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Positive Quotes



  8. Through the study and practice of rhetorical criticism, we can understand ... why we like or don’t like something by investigating the symbols themselves—we can begin to make statements about messages rather than statements about our feelings.
    Sonja K. Foss, Rhetorical Criticism
    Positive Messages



  9. I would really say the universal capacity of our species—to find fault. And also to bestow praise. To judge. That’s the bedrock of criticism.
    A. O. Scott, Better Living Through Criticism
    Justice Quotes



  10. ...To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends...This is to have succeeded.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Success
    Success Poem



  11. encouraging criticism quotes
  12. A best friend is one that I can share anything with, without fearing criticism.
    Kate Summers
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  13. The subject-matter of literary criticism is an art, and criticism is evidently something of an art too.
    Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism
    Book Quotes



  14. ... a person who doesn't formulate his criticism in an uplifting, supportive manner ... has some questionable motivation or destructive intentions behind his actions.
    Ellen D. Baxter, How to Deal with Criticism
    Thoughtful Quotes



  15. Some critics write of those who constitute the literary ‘many’ as if they belonged to the many in every respect, and indeed to the rabble.
    C. S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
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  16. ... you've probably had experiences of ... shying away from putting yourself forward, out of fear of rejection or criticism... But that approach won't get you where you want to be.
    Mark McGuinness, Resilience
    Experience



  17. To deal with criticism is part of life. To move beyond criticism is called persistence.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Persistence Quotes



  18. I've only heard positive and encouraging criticism in my life. That's because I only use one ear.
    Robert Rivers
    Smile Poem



  19. quotes that discourage criticism
  20. Complement, don't criticize your boss.
    Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit
    Work Quotes



  21. ... your three responsibilities as a manager:
    1) to create a culture of guidance (praise and criticism) ...
    2) to understand what motivates each person on your team ... keep the team cohesive; and
    3) to drive results collaboratively.
    Kim Scott, Radical Candor
    Leadership Qualities



  22. Concern over criticism clogs creativity.
    Duane Alan Hahn
    Creativity Quotes



  23. Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
    Criticize me, and I may not like you.
    Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
    Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
    William Arthur Ward
    Poems About Life



  24. While the confines of the heart deplore harshness and negativity, it relishes discipline, candor and positive feedback that nourishes growth.
    Mary S. Scotsburn
    Graduation Sayings


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