Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
It is also the fate of leadership to be misunderstood. It is a grave error for any leader to be oversensitive in the face of criticism, to conduct discussions as if he or she is a schoolmaster talking to less informed and inexperienced learners.
Sometimes it's hard to hear criticism, or "maybe let's try a different way." People's feelings get hurt.
Criticism should awaken our attention, not inflame our anger. We should listen to, and not flee from, those who contradict us. Truth should be our cause, no matter in what manner it comes to us.
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.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.
Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
I like criticism. It makes you strong.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Criticism is easy, art is difficult.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
People are drastically overconfident about their judgments of others.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
There is no just and serene criticism as yet.
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