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Monday, May 16, 2005

Quotes on Criticism and Praise

Quotes on Criticism and Praise
(These are Quotes that inspire and motivate me)

"The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting” - Emmet Fox

"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." - Jesse Lair

"What kind of man would live a life without daring? Is life so sweet that we should criticize men that seek adventure? Is there a better way to die?"- Charles Augustus Lindbergh

"Praise in public; criticize in private."- Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have time to read reviews.- William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)
"It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat".
- Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

"Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes".
- Elvis Presley

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots".
- Frank A. Clark

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