People do face criticism.  It is difficult to escape from this.  Sometimes it becomes difficult to digest or accept criticism.  But one has to face such situation and has to react.  Lot of things depends on our reaction to criticism.  Criticism can be used in a positive way to improve.  It can also be used in a negative way, which will result in lowering the self-esteem, brings stress, strain, anger or even aggression.

We can also handle criticism in a positive way.  It entirely depends on us.  For this, good self-esteem and some assertiveness skills are required.

Many a time even if we do good things they also get criticized.  Similarly sometimes some of the things escape criticism.  But whatever we do there is some reaction in different way by the people with whom we come in contact.  Many men many minds, many men many thinkings.  Same thing is being looked at differently by different people.  Therefore, it is necessary that we should understand criticism properly.  Many a time criticism does help us to amend our ways and increase our willpower to do things in a determined way.  A few quotes are ready for you to understand criticism better….


  1. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep surrounded yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. …TENA DESAE.
  1. Watch out for the joy–stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative judgmental attitude. …JOYCE MEYER.
  1. People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you have figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don’t be shy or feel intimidated by the experience.  You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence. …JACK CANFIELD.
  1. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. …ELBERT HUBBARD.
  1. I wanted to show my maturity. The criticism I got made me grow up. It motivated me. …PABLO SANDOVAL.
  1. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives that. …FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.
  1. Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise….MARY KAY ASH.
  1. If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run up as from a duck’s back. …ELLEN SWALLOW RICHARDS.
  1. I like constructive criticism from smart people. …PRINCE.
  1. Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. …CHARLES BUXTON.
  1. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. …ELBERT HUBBARD.
  1. In any job, you can come under attack or have a door slammed in your face. You do want to listen to critics; you don’t want to be in a cocoon and never change. Get a second opinion from coworkers and friends. Know that criticism can be valid, but don’t take it personally. …AMY KLOBUCHAR.
  1. People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting. …DAVID BECKHAM.
  1. Be your own biggest critic. Don’t let someone else beat you to constructive criticism….CHRISTINA TOSI.
  1. People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. …W.SOMERSET MAUGHAM.
  1. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. …FRANK A. CLARK.
  1. Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism. …PARKER PALMER.
  1. In public life, criticism cannot be avoided completely. …RAJNIKANTH.
  2. I know how to make decisions and stand up to the criticism everyday. …MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.
  1. When a book of mine comes out, I instantly go hunting the net, not for praise, but for criticism, because that’s how you learn, from people who don’t have to be polite to you. …J.MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI.
  1. I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect. …STEVE EARLE.
  1. After the last line of a poem, nothing follows except literary criticism. …JOSEPH BRODSKY.
  1. Religion is the root of so much misery in the world, and I’ve always thought there is lack of criticism against it. …BJORN ULVAEUS.
  1. Whenever a political regime or religious establishment refuses to tolerate criticism it advertises itself as repressive, backward and insecure. …MARK KNOPFLER.
  1. Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions. …JARON LANIER.
  1. Criticism is the art of appraising others at one’s own value. ….GEORGE JEAN NATHAN.
  1. Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. …ARISTOTLE.
  1. He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. …ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  1. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgetting. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. A critic is a legless man who teaches running. …CHANNING PALLOCK.
  1. Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults. …SOCRATES.
  1. Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. …EMMIT FOX.
  1. Concern over criticism clogs creativity. …DUANE ALAN HAHN.
  1. Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. …BOB DYLAN.
  1. Appreciate the constructive; ignore the destructive. …JOHN DOUGLAS.
  1. Learn to see the difference between constructive and destructive criticism. …ANONYMOUS.
  1. If someone criticizes you, give them a compliment. …DEBASISH MRIDHA.
  1. You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something sometime in your life. …WINSTON CHURCHILL.
  1. Do what you feel in your heart to be liked – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. …ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.
  1. Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. ….ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
  1. Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s. …E.M.FOSTER.
  1. Don’t let compliments get to your head and don’t let criticism get to your heart. …LYSA TERKEURST.
  1. Blame is safer than praise. …RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
  1. Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. …ELVIS PERSLEY.
  1. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.  Encourage me and I will not forget you.  Love me, and I may be forced to love you. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE. 
  1. When we speak evils of others, we generally condemn ourselves. …PUBLIUS SYRUS.
  1. Don’t be destructed by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. …ZIG ZIGLAR.
  1. Children need models rather than critics. …JOSEPH JOUBERT.
  1. Criticism is information that helps you grow. …ANONYMOUS.
  1. 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 CHURCHIL.
  1. Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you.  Your life is too important for anything less. …STEVE GOODIER.
  1. Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. …UNKNOWN.
  1. Criticism is the disapproval of people, and not for having faults, but having faults different from your own. …UNKNOWN.
  2. When criticized, consider the source. …UNKNOWN.
  1. It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. …DAISAKU IKEDA.
  1. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. …BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
  1. The dread of criticism is the death of genius. …WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS.
  1. When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable….JUDITH MARTIN.
  1. I criticize by creation, not by finding fault. …MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO.
  1. People tend to criticize their spouse most loudly in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need. …GARY CHAPMAN.
  1. Wise people prefer to benefit from constructive criticism rather than be ruined by false praise. …SHIV KHERA.
  1. I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. …CHARLES R.SCHWAB.
  1. There is no such thing as constructive criticism. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. Stones and sticks are thrown at fruit bearing trees. …SA’DI.
  1. Pay no attention to what the critic say : There has never been a statue erected to a critic. …JEAN SIBELIUS.
  1. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. …BENJAMIN DISRAELI.
  1. You do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness. …HENRY DAVID THOREAU.
  1. What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you. …JEAN COCTEAU.
  1. The most destructive criticism is indifference. …E.W.HOWE.
  1. I like criticism. It makes you strong. …LeBORN JAMES.
  1. For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful fling. …CARMEN ELECTRA.
  1. Dare to risk public criticism. …MARY KAY ASH.
  1. To silence criticism is to silence freedom. …SIDNEY HOOK.


…Ratikanta Singh.