A critic is a man who knows the way but… can’t drive the car.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard
Be generous with praise…cautious with criticism.
For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
Those who can — do. Those who can’t — criticize.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
“It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Brilliant people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized. Longfellow
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. Oscar Wilde
People who ask for your criticism want only praise. Somerset Maugham
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Give a critic an inch, he’ll write a play. John Steinbeck
They condemn what they do not understand. Marcus Tulius Cicero
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. Epictetus
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all. Mark Twain
“Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.” – Joseph Addison