Quotes about Criticism

"I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise."

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".


"Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise."

Mary Kay Ash (May 12, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.


"Silence is sometimes the severest criticism."

Charles Buxton (18 November 1823 – 10 August 1871) was an English brewer, philanthropist, writer and Member of Parliament.


"Sympathy is the first condition of criticism."

Henri Frédéric Amiel (28 September 1821 – 11 May 1881) was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic.


"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".


"The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can."

Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand born Australian actor and musician.


"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights.


"The most destructive criticism is indifference."

Edgar Watson Howe (May 3, 1853 - October 3, 1937) sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.