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.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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
Criticism has no place in God’s plan for living
Greta Zwaan, Reasons to Sing
God's Grace Verses
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
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
Criticism given as a positive antecedent to corrective action differs significantly from criticism dictated as judgement by diminishing others.
Byron R. Pulsifer
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
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
...To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends...This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Success
A best friend is one that I can share anything with, without fearing criticism.
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The subject-matter of literary criticism is an art, and criticism is evidently something of an art too.
Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism
... a person who doesn't formulate his criticism in an uplifting, supportive manner ... has some questionable motivation or destructive intentions behind
Ellen D. Baxter, How to Deal with Criticism
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
... 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
To deal with criticism is part of life. To move beyond criticism is called persistence.
Theodore W. Higgingsworth
I've only heard positive and encouraging criticism in my life. That's because I only use one ear.
Complement, don't criticize your boss.
Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit
... 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