Quotes of Disapproval

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

- Franklin P. Jones

“ Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ”

- George Eliot

“ We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. ”

- C. G. Jung

“ I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Be kind and considerate with your criticism.... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book. ”

- Malcolm Cowley

“ Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause. ”

- Rudolf Bing

“ Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own. ”

- Unknown

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

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. ”

- Harold Macmillan

“ When I decided to go into politics I weighed the costs. I would get criticism. But I went ahead. So when virulent criticism came I wasn't surprised. I was better able to handle it. ”

- Herbert Clark Hoover

“ We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause. ”

- Jose Narosky

“ The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

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

- Mary Kay Ash

“ Torture is a certain method for the acquittal of robust villains and for the condemnation of innocent but feeble men. ”

- Michel Foucault

“ The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. ”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

“ Give no time to finding fault of criticism. ”

- Marvin J. Ashton

“ I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults of the first. ”

- Gandhi

“ To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism. ”

- Franz Grillparzer

“ As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism. ”

- Dennis Potter

“ My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and I might add infinitely absurd. ”

- Robert Ingersoll

“ I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ I think the NCAA became sensitive to the criticism in that area, and there's a much greater amount of flexibility today. ”

- david wells

“ The criticism is (that) we do new software too fast with too many new features, and that (that) makes it hard for people to compete against us. ”

- Bill Gates

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

- Mark Twain

“ When considering praise or criticism first consider the source. ”

- Jeff Daly

“ Dare to risk public criticism. ”

- Mary Kay Ash

“ It was a big deal. There was a lot of criticism leveled her way, and she handled it like the outstanding person she was and is to this day. ”

- Richard Adams

“ I have no objection to any person's religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don't believe it also. But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him. ”

- Herman Melville
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