10 Great Quotes About Responding to Criticism

In today’s always connected and easily accessible world, the old saying “everyone’s a critic” has never rung more true. But that shouldn’t be a reason to never put yourself out there and take a risk. Remember, anything that’s worth doing will draw a little criticism. To achieve something great – something you truly believe in – you have to be prepared to address the naysayers. Constructive criticism should always be considered, but not dwelled upon. The next time you’re feeling the pressure of a heavy critique, keep these 10 quotes about criticism in mind.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston Churchill

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
– Aristotle

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

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
– John Wooden

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

“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

“Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it.”
– Seth Godin

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
– Dale Carnegie

“It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration – nay, it is very easy; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.”
– Plutarch

“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”
– Plato

How do you respond when given criticism? How do you give it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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2 Responses to 10 Great Quotes About Responding to Criticism

  1. Anonymous October 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    The wise man finds worth in criticism where the fool finds shame. However, the wise do not criticize but choose to live the example.

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