16 Inspiring Quotes About Criticism And How To Better Handle It

While it’s never fun to be on the receiving end of criticism, these thoughts can help you learn to deal with it more effectively.

1. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” — Shannon L. Alder

2. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” — Zig Ziglar

3. “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”– Frank A. Clark

4. “Sandwich criticism between two layers of praise.” –Mary Kay Ash

5. “Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

6. “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenver I am contradicted.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” —Lou Holtz

8. “Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

9. “The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.” — Criss Jami

10. “The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” — Norman Vincent Peale

11. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

12. “One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.” –Mark Twain

13. “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”
– Elvis Presley

14. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn–and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” –Dale Carnegie

15. “All my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.” –Ted Turner

16. “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” –Winston Churchill

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