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By Anonym 15 Sep

Noam Chomsky

The reaction we should be having to [rich liberals] is not ridicule, but rather self-criticism. Why aren't we organizing them? I mean, we are the ones that ought to be organizing them, not Rush Limbaugh. There are historical analogs, which are not exact, of course, but are close enough to be worrisome. This is a whiff of early Nazi Germany.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Our envy of others devours us most of all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jim Ridley

People love a seer, until he starts to look beyond them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Karl Marx

The weapon of criticism can never replace the criticism of weapons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Gay

Since God is silent, man is his own master; he must live in a disenchanted world, submit everything to criticism, and make his own way.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sam Harris

To point out nonepistemic motives in another’s view of the world, therefore, is always a criticism, as it serves to cast doubt upon a person’s connection to the world as it is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Agapi Stassinopoulos

We are all born with an open heart, but at some point as we are growing up, things happen in our lives where we start to shut down, like rejection, not fitting in, wanting approval, judgments, comparisons, and criticism of others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jinzaburo Takagi

My recent activities have been concentrated on criticism on and actions against Japan's and worldwide plutonium programs, since it is, as I believe, one of the greatest threats to the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen Pressfield

If you find yourself criticizing other people, your probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. if they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Erica Jong

You're afraid of criticism,' she says. 'But criticism is a sign of life! You know who doesn't get criticized? Nonentities! Only the dead escape criticism.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Liane Moriarty

They lost Olivia at Newport Beach. The panic made Alice hyperventilate. You were meant to be watching her, Nick kept saying. As if that were the point. That Alice had made a mistake. Not that Olivia was missing, but that it was Alice's fault.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Max Frisch

A society needs famous people; the question is whom it chooses for that role. Any criticism of its choice is by implication a criticism of that society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t deceive yourself; laughing at someone’s weakness is not the way to reveal your strength. Your strength is in the help you offer, not the mockeries you deliver!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel Johnson

There prevails among men of letters, an opinion, that all appearance of science is particularly hateful to Women; and that therefore whoever desires to be well received in female assemblies, must qualify himself by a total rejection of all that is serious, rational, or important; must consider argument or criticism as perpetually interdicted; and devote all his attention to trifles, and all his eloquence to compliment.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christopher Hitchens

Perhaps vaguely aware that his movie so completely lacks gravitas, Moore concludes with a sonorous reading of some words from George Orwell. The words are taken from 1984 and consist of a third-person analysis of a hypothetical, endless and contrived war between three superpowers. The clear intention, as clumsily excerpted like this (...), is to suggest that there is no moral distinction between the United States, the Taliban and the Ba'ath Party, and that the war against jihad is about nothing. If Moore had studied a bit more, or at all, he could have read Orwell really saying, and in his own voice, the following: The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists, whose real though unacknowledged motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration for totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writing of the younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States… And that's just from Orwell's Notes on Nationalism in May 1945. A short word of advice: In general, it's highly unwise to quote Orwell if you are already way out of your depth on the question of moral equivalence. It's also incautious to remind people of Orwell if you are engaged in a sophomoric celluloid rewriting of recent history.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Society in its boundless ignorance ridicules the caterpillar but praises the butterfly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shiv Khera

Wise people prefer to benefit from constructive criticism rather than be ruined by false praise

By Anonym 14 Sep

Harriet Lerner

Many people value criticism in the early stage of a relationship, but become allergic to it over time. Remember this: No one can survive in a marriage (at least not happily) if they feel more judged than admired. Your partner won't make use of your constructive criticism if there's not a surrounding climate of admiration and respect.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Addison

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andrea Bocelli

Criticism in good faith is good. When it's targeted solely to destruction, I'm not interested.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Mendelsohn

Opening things up not closing them off is my job. I'm doing that for my reader. You know, Bob Gottlieb always says, "Criticism is a service industry." I take that very seriously. I do the research so I can tell you interesting things. It's not condescending, it's educational.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

A literary woman's best critic is her husband.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't trust a mirror that only tells you how wonderful you look.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Maria Karvouni

The courage to be different. This is a brave path to follow in a society that sometimes become very cruel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Susan Sontag

In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.

By Anonym 18 Sep

L. A. Hilden

The great philosopher, Aristotle had this to say in regards to criticism. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Duop Chak Wuol

The IGAD-Plus's compromise peace agreement is probably pregnant with a noisy, perhaps thunderous baby.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Critics do not determine how high an eagle flies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ezra Pound

Pay no attention to the criticism of men who have never themselves written a notable work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Steele Commager

If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grant Cardone

Criticism precedes admiration and – like it or not – goes hand in hand with success. Keep pouring on the success, and sooner or later, the very same people who were putting you down will be admiring you for what you have done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Saatchi

If you can't take a good kicking, you shouldn't parade how much luckier you are than other people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henry James

We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, his donn´e: our criticism is applied only to what he makes of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mao Zedong

The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen Daldry

It's disingenuous to say that criticism doesn't get to you or you don't hear it or that you ignore it. When everybody says, 'That's crap. I hated that,' you hear it. But it's much, much worse when they're right: when you feel that it is an absolute piece of tosh. I made the film I wanted to make, so you just have to find a way of getting over it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Publilius Syrus

It is folly to censure him whom all the world adores.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jill Abramson

In one's relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Julie Ann Dawson

You don’t create a diamond by rubbing it with fluffy bunny slippers. You need to apply pressure and heat. There are enough air-headed cheerleaders out there. We need more drill sergeants.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Criticisms are critical opportunities to purify your soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Edelstein

The movie's only serious criticism is reserved for Baker's television network, which doesn't think Americans care about Afghanistan - kind of hypocritical given this film's lack of substance.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Aysha Taryam

There is no point of relaying statistics on rape because for every figure given there are thousands missing, unreported. It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to endure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Herbert

Unfortunately most criticism is by poseurs. They use their comments about someone else's work as a platform on which to strike poses. What they're really saying is: "Look at me! Look at me!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Napoleon Hill

Criticism will plant FEAR in the human heart, or resentment, but it will not build love or affection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elon Musk

Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Wole Soyinka

What I teach is literary criticism and comparative literature and so on and that's my function, but from time to time it's possible for me actually to help a writer. I read something and something strikes me then, I feel I can talk to that writer about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Diane Sawyer

Someone said to me... ‘A criticism is just a really bad way of making a request. So why don’t you just make the request? Why don’t you just say, Could we work out this thing that makes me feel this way?’

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Addison

When I read the rules of criticism, I immediately inquire after the works of the author who has written them, and by that means discover what it is he likes in a composition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodore Roosevelt

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

The public is the only critic whose judgment is worth anything at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Giddins

Criticism ultimately at some degree is about the writer and not the subject. It's very easy if everybody else says, "He's a genius," to echo that, but then you're not functioning as a critic or as a writer in any meaningful way. You've got to take the risk of being wrong.