Quotes about Criticism

"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help."

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, ending slavery, and rededicating the nation to nationalism, equal rights, liberty and democracy.


"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."

Channing Pollock (March 4, 1880 - August 17, 1946) was an American playwright, critic and writer of film scenarios.


"Criticize the act, not the person."

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


"We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do."

Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976) is a former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles.


"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault."

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.


"We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way."

Ani DiFranco born Angela Maria DiFranco (born September 23, 1970) s an American Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums, and is a feminist icon.


"To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism."

Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872) was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas.


"I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else."

Dr. Kim Eric Drexler (born April 25, 1955 in Alameda, California) is an American engineer best known for popularizing the potential of molecular nanotechnology (MNT), from the 1970s and 1980s.


"You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process."

ucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, blues and country music singer and songwriter.


"Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (-) is an American author best-known for his book Life's Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller.