Quotes of Condemnation

“ To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. ”

- Robert Hall

“ I like criticism, but it must be my way. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Dare to risk public criticism. ”

- Mary Kay Ash

“ Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. ”

- William Strunk Jr.

“ To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ Hell and damnation, life is such fun with a ragged greatcoat and a Jerry gun! ”

- Alexander Blok

“ Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with. ”

- Lois McMaster Bujold

“ Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ”

- Aristotle

“ Coughing in the theatre is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism. ”

- Alan Jay Lerner

“ Pollution is the forerunner of perdition. ”

- John Trapp

“ Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship. ”

- Zeuxis

“ To preach long, loud, and Damnation, is the way to be cried up. We love a man that damns us, and we run after him again to save us. ”

- John Selden

“ Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism. ”

- Alan Jay Lerner

“ All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The dread of criticism is the death of genius. ”

- William Gilmore Simms

“ It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism. ”

- Unknown

“ Criticism should be a casual conversation. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. ”

- Bob Wells

“ For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. ”

- Unknown

“ I think she's been very measured and very thoughtful and very consistent with her criticisms. ”

- Jack Reed

“ Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise. ”

- Mary Kay Ash

“ I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism. ”

- Thomas Brackett Reed

“ We don't think it's because Ken Starr is so thin-skinned he can't take a little criticism. This is an exercise about something else. ”

- Mike McCurry

“ Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed. ”

- Charles Babbage

“ I don't take criticism lying down. ”

- William Westmoreland

“ To silence criticism is to silence freedom. ”

- Sidney Hook

“ I think criticism is allowed at this point. ”

- Roger Federer
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