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Criticism Quotes

Nobody likes criticism and there is a very valid reason for this. You spent your blood and sweat on accomplishing a work and then the critics come and vehemently trash your efforts. Painful it may be, know that criticism is very essential, especially if you wish to be a real achiever. The path to success is always built with the bricks of criticism. Criticism brings to the fore your mistakes, which you might have overlooked, thus helping you to rectify your mistakes and weaknesses. The criticism quotes given below will help you to see criticism in a new light.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

Joe Rogan

Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.

Elton John

I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.

Elizabeth I

These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.

Charlie Chaplin

I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

James Madison

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.

Leon Trotsky

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.

Coco Chanel

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

John Ruskin

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

Rita Mae Brown

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Dave Barry

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Elbert Hubbard

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Edgar Watson Howe

All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.

LeBron James

I like criticism. It makes you strong.

Stephen King

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Ulysses S. Grant

I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't.

James Madison

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

Vladimir Nabokov

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

Marcel Proust

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.

Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

John Dryden

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

Dave Barry

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

Laurence J. Peter

A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

Franklin P. Jones

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

Gloria Steinem

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Frederick Douglass

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

Leon Trotsky

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.

Alexis de Tocqueville

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Ambrose Bierce

An egotist is a person of low taste - more interested in himself than in me.

John Dryden

Successful crimes alone are justified.

Adolf Hitler

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.

Zac Efron

Honestly, if the worst these people can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it.

Stephen King

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.

Gloria Steinem

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.

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Andrew Jackson

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.


A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.

P. G. Wodehouse

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.

Ambrose Bierce

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

John Dryden

You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

Edgar Watson Howe

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Alexander Hamilton

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Joe Rogan

Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.

Napoleon Bonaparte

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Hillary Clinton

One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.

Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

Friedrich Nietzsche

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

James Stewart

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites.

Isaac Asimov

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Coco Chanel

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.


A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

Joseph Campbell

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Ambrose Bierce

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

Dave Barry

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.

John Lennon

These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.

Hillary Clinton

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

Charlie Chaplin

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

James Madison

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

Isaac Asimov

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.

Henry James

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.

Emily Dickinson

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

Franklin P. Jones

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.

Jimmy Carter

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.

Adam Smith

No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.

Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,We did it ourselves.

John Stuart Mill

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

Joseph Campbell

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

D. H. Lawrence

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

Thomas Mann

Everything is politics.

Laurence J. Peter

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Christopher Morley

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.

Robin Williams

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.

Hillary Clinton

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

Andy Warhol

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Mel Brooks

If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country.

Courtney Love

Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.

Thomas More

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

Bill Bryson

The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.

Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.

Vince Lombardi

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

Robert Burns

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.

Ambrose Bierce

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

John Dryden

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

Hillaire Belloc

All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.

Dave Barry

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.

Elbert Hubbard

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Franklin P. Jones

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Billie Jean King

There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.

Honoré de Balzac

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.