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99 Great Quotes That Will Help You Handle Criticism

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99 Great Quotes That Will Help You Handle Criticism
Nobody likes being criticized. But how you handle it makes all the difference. If you lock up and become defensive, you're likely to waste a lot of time feeling bad--and repeating the same behavior that was a problem to begin with.

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Calvin Coolidge

"If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only by their conduct, we shall soon reach a very false conclusion."

Calvin Coolidge

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Elbert Hubbard

"The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment."

Elbert Hubbard

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Michel de Montaigne

"We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him."

Michel de Montaigne

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Oscar Wilde

"The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic."

Oscar Wilde

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William Gilmore Simms

"The dread of criticism is the death of genius."

William Gilmore Simms

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Norman Vincent Peale
"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." 

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Attributed to Aristotle

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"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

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Mark Twain

"If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it."

Mark Twain

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Frank A. Clark

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."

Frank A. Clark

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Dale Carnegie

"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

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Winston Churchill

"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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“To escape criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.