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Quotations on Criticism

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Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.

~ Unknown

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

~ Elbert Hubbard

Blame is safer than praise.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

I never give them hell; I just tell them the truth and they think it is hell.

~ Harry S. Truman

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

~ Mark Twain

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

~ Samuel Johnson

Each generation produces its squad of "moderns" with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.

~ Channing Pollock

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

~ Walter Winchell

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