Quotes & Sayings on Criticism

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.

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

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