57 Motivating quotes about criticism

Handpicked collection of best quotes about criticism which will help you to overcome any criticism.


The dread of criticism is the death of genius. – William Gilmore Simms

I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic. – Leonard Bernstein

Think before you speak is criticism’s motto, speak before you think, creation’s. – E. M. Forster

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. – Oscar Wilde

I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

If you take everything personally and to heart, it will tear you apart. Take criticism, learn, adjust, and move on. – Johnny Iuzzini

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. – Abraham Lincoln

The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy. – Denis Waitley

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise. – Mary Kay Ash

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. – Dale Carnegie

Do not seek praise. Seek criticism. – Paul Arden

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Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

Nothing is complete and thus nothing is exempt from criticism. – James Luther Adams

Instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism. – Eric Wright

Read a ton. Take a workshop course so you learn to give and get criticism. Jodi Picoult

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. – Abraham Lincoln

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back. – Ellen Swallow Richards

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. – Benjamin Disraeli

You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. – John Wooden

Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. – Emmet Fox

The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things. – Jean De La Bruyere

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise. – W. Somerset Maugham

Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts. – Rodolfo Costa

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses. Johannes Kepler

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. – Aristotle

The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic. – G.K. Chesterton

It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. – Daisaku Ikeda

Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. – Bob Dylan

Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. – Andy Warhol

There is no defense against criticism except obscurity. – Joseph Addison

People have said things about me, and wrote and criticized me about things in the past, but it goes in one ear and out the other.- Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it– Zig Ziglar

I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. – Georgia O’Keefe

A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.- Laurence J. Peter

A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism. – Will Self

The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. – Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. – Wole Soyinka

Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. – Elvis Presley

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Take the harsh criticism along with the compliments. – Matt Lauer

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.– Malcolm X

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. – Winston Churchill

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

It’s important to work hard, stay humble, and not let the criticism or the compliments go to your head. – Jessica Sanchez

As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us bear with each other’s faults. – L. Frank Baum

If someone feels afraid to tell you honest criticism, then you’re never going to improve. – Cole Sprouse

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. – Elbert Hubbard

Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on. – Paula Abdul

Positive criticism is a good friend. Insincere flattery is a fake friend. – Dr T.P.Chia

Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less. – Steve Goodier

If you want to be honest with yourself, you have to take criticism, even if you attract adverse comments from others. – Mahathir Mohamad

Criticism is prejudice made plausible. – H. L. Mencken

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No one is perfect, and criticism is always welcome and expected. – Amitabh Bachchan

I take compliments and I take constructive criticism. Not everyone loves you. It’s the way you react as a footballer. – Timothy F. Cahill

When people criticise you, you’ve got to listen to that criticism, and to learn from it, which I’ve tried to do. – Gordon Brown

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked, try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay

You can’t progress unless you learn not only to receive criticism, but also invite criticism.- Gulzar