Criticism

If you cannot be big, don’t belittle.

Tact is rubbing out another’s mistakes instead of rubbing it in.

I had rather be criticized that the criticizer, the hated than the hater, the wronged than the wrong. — Jack Hyles

The wreckage you’ve made of your life isn’t entirely useless. It makes an excellent platform on which to stand while you tell other people how to arrange their lives.

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic. — Jean Sibelius

Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others. — Pennsylvanian Dutch proverb

Do not criticize unless you have made an effort to do the job better–and succeeded.

Little souls delight in fault-finding; big ones in appreciating. Mean folk are always minus folk; it is the great hearts who are the plus ones. They add to life and make it richer; they call out all that is best within us by the sunshine of their appreciation. — Smith Wigglesworth

What an absurd thing it is to passover all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attenton on his infirmities.

 

People who do nothing always think someone else is the problem. — Ray Cross

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John Wooden

Don’t worry about what people are thinking about you, because they’re not. — Ray Cross

Cultivate a little the don’t-care habit; don’t worry about what people may think. This will endear you to others and make you liked and loved all the more. — Dr. Louis E. Bisch

When you try too hard and become over anxious, you look bad. You are bad. — Frank Bettger

Everyone else is an expert when you are doing it. — Ray Cross

A woman eyed John Wesley’s tie throughout his sermon. Afterward she went to him and announced, “Your tie is too long. It is offensive to me.” Wesley asked for scissors and gave them to her. He encouraged her to trim his tie to her liking. After she did so, Wesley told her that there was something that was offensive to him, her tongue. “It’s too long. Stick it out so I can trim it a little.”

Have you ever noticed that people who do things get most of their criticsm from people who do nothing.

A good thing to remember, a better thing to do — work with the construction gang, not with the wrecking crew.

There’s always some person who thinks the bottom is dropping out of everything — and he’s usually sitting on his.

Don’t make waves for others; they may be barely hanging on as it is.

To belittle is to be little; to be grateful is to be great.

Criticism is more blessed to give than to receive.

After receiving a nasty letter a pastor sent it back with this note, “The enclosed letter arrived on my desk a few days ago. I am sending it to you because I think you should know that some idiot is sending out letters under you signature. Cordially…

I am not moved by what I see and hear; I am moved by what I believe. — Smith Wiggleworth

Never fear criticism when you’re right; never ignore it when you’re wrong.

Kickers don’t pull, and pullers don’t kick.

It is not the revolutions that destroy the machinery but the friction.

Knocking folks like knocking engines need some kind of adjustment.

It is well to remember that mansions inthe sky cannot be built out of the mud thrown at others.

The man who constantly kicks soon loses his balance.

Many great ideas have been lost because people who had them couldn’t stand being laughed at.

Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.

 

Seek not every quality in one individual. — Confucius

Its smart to pick your friends — but not to pieces.

A little boy never said a word for six years. One day his parents served him cocao. From out of left field the kids says, “This cocao’s no good.” His parents went around raving. They said to him, “Why did you wait so long to talk?” He said, “Up till now everytining’s been okay.”

Instead of pointing a critical finger, try holding out a helping hand.

The man who rows a boat doesn’t have time to rock it.

Folks with a lot of brass are seldom polished.

People who do nothing always think someone else is the problem. — Ray Cross

Most of us would rather be ruined with praise than saved by criticism.

Criticize behavior without attacking persons. — Ray Cross

People who do nothing always think someone else is the problem. — Ray Cross

The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener — a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison our of his system. — Dale Carnegie

Inspect your own life before you look for specks in others.

If you’re sure of Gods approval, you need not fear the world’s disapproval.

It is a badge of honor to accept valid criticism. (Proverbs 25:12 LB)

 

Most of us would rather be ruined with praise than saved by criticism.

It is better to be criticized by a wise man than to be praised by a foolish person. (Ecclesiastes 7:5 NCV)

Don’t worry about what people are thinking about you, because they’re not. — Ray Cross

Cultivate a little the don’t-care habit; don’t worry about what people may think. This will endear you to others and make you liked and loved all the more. — Dr. Louis E. Bisch

When you try too hard and become over anxious, you look bad. You are bad. — Frank Bettger

The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener — a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison our of his system. — Dale Carnegie

Inspect your own life before you look for specks in others.

It is a badge of honor to accept valid criticism. (Proverbs 25:12 LB)

A tree that bears no fruit is never picked at by the boys.

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do. — Ethel Barrett

What you dislike in another, take care to correct in yourself. — Thomas Sprat

On criticism: It is easy to shoot a skylark, but it is not so easy to produce its song. — Lionel Fletcher

When a mule kicks you, consider the source.

How do you rattle a man who has no screws lose. — Ray Cross

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. — Mark Twain (A motivation for criticism.)

People who do nothing always think somone else is the problem. — Ray Cross