Quotes about Criticism

"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away- and barefoot."

Sarah Yorke Jackson (July 16, 1803 – August 23, 1887) was the daughter-in-law of US President Andrew Jackson. She served as White House hostess and unofficial First Lady of the United States from November 26, 1834 to March 4, 1837.


"Praise in public, criticize in private."

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is a legendary football figure, best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s.


"It's hard to say who gets criticized the most, the successful person, or the failure, but it's mighty close."

Joe Moore (-)


"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem, they know how it's done, they have seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."

Brendan Francis Behan (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army.


"We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause."

Jose Narosky (Born 20 of April of 1930 in Darregueira) is a notary public and Argentine writer, mainly of aphorisms.


"If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it."

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"You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing."

Steve Ross (-)


"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. "

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success."

Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965) born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist.


"Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric,politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.