Criticism

 

Sterling W. Sill
“One of the greatest abilities is to be able to take criticism”
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John 6:43
“Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.”
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H. Burke Peterson
“Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Criticism is the seed of divorce, and it develops rebellion in our young.”
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Author Unknown
“Criticism may lead others to hide problems instead of seeking help.”
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Thomas S. Monson
“Our youth need less criticism and more models to follow.”
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Marvin J. Ashton
“Often our self-esteem is bruised by criticism.”
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Marvin J. Ashton
“Constant criticism can wear one down and weaken knees.”
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Glenn L. Pace
“Criticism always hurts most when we deserve it.”
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Elbert Hubbard
“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
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William Simms
“The dread of criticism is the death of genius.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“There is too much of criticism and faultfinding with anger and raised voices.”
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Marvin J. Ashton
“Give no time to finding fault of criticism.”
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W. Somerset Maugham
“People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.”
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Tina Yothers
“You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism.”
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Titus Maccius Plautus
“I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.”
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George Jean Nathan
“Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.”
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Susan W. Tanner
“Sometimes discipline, which means “to teach,” is confused with criticism.”
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John Wooden
“You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
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Elbert Hubbard
“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”
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Author Unknown
“Few people have ever changed for the better as a result of constant criticism or nagging.”
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Sterling W. Sill
“People would rather be praised than criticized but the later may help us make more progress.”
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N. Eldon Tanner
“An honest, sincerely stated compliment helps to build character; criticism destroys it.”
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Ezra Taft Benson
“Successful families try to work together toward solutions instead of resorting to criticism and contention.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“There is rampant among us a spirit of criticism. Men and women who carry heavy responsibility do not need criticism, they need encouragement.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“All of us have far too much to do to waste our time and energies in criticism, faultfinding, or the abuse of others.”
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Virginia H. Pearce
“Positive reinforcement changes behavior for the better, while criticism stabilizes negative behaviors and blocks change.”
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Brigham Young
“He who takes offense when no offense was intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense was intended is usually a fool.”
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Sterling W. Sill
"Some intentionally injure others through mocking, sarcasm with no intent to help. Others are trying to help."
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Sterling W. Sill
“We insist on near perfection in everyone except ourselves. But if our course is questioned we become offended.”
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Josiah Gilbert Holland
“Every man who strikes blows for power, for influence, for institutions, for the right, must be just as good an anvil as he is a hammer.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Criticism is the forerunner of divorce, the cultivator of rebellion, sometimes an agent that leads to failure.”
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Brigham Young
"If your are ever called upon to chasten a person, never chasten beyond the balm you have within you to bind up."
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Paula Abdul
“Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.”
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Diana Ross
“Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that.”
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Frank Howard Clark

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.”
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Franklin P. Jones
“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.”
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Albert Ellis
“Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“We live in a society that feeds on criticism. It is so easy to find fault, and to resist doing so requires much discipline.”
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Phil Donahue
“Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.”
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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.”
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Sima Qian
“Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.”
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Richard G. Scott
“I have never been sorry when I stood for what was right—even against severe criticism.”
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Derek A. Cuthbert
“Much more prevalent than physical fear is the fear of criticism, rejection, and verbal opposition.
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Neal A. Maxwell
“We may never become accustomed to untrue and unjust criticism of us but we ought not to be immobilized by it.”
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H. Burke Peterson
“Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem. It is heartbreaking how criticism can wound children and diminish their self-esteem.”
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James E. Faust
“Some want to justify criticism by claiming, “But it is the truth.” My answer is, “How can you be so sure? What have been the results of all that opposition and criticism?”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“I hope that each one of us will be a better husband or wife, kinder to one another, more thoughtful, more restrained in criticism, and more generous with compliments.”
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Wayne S. Peterson
“Our home should ideally be a refuge where each member feels safe, secure, loved, and insulated from harsh criticism and contention that we so often encounter in the world.”
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Author Unknown
"Every man in the world who gives blows must take blows, and until a man becomes as good an anvil as he is a hammer he fails to be thoroughly fitted for his work."
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Helen Rowland
“A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
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H. Burke Peterson
“It may be relatively mild when expressed as criticism, anger, or feelings of severe frustration. Criticism has a negative influence on the feelings of love for and interest in one’s spouse.
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Billy Joel
“I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.”
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L. Lionel Kendrick
“Positive criticism is feedback given with the purpose of helping another person to grow and to develop. Negative criticism is intended to hurt and often to defame and to destroy.”
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Charles M. Schwab
“I have yet to find a man, whatever his situation in life, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he ever would do under a spirit of criticism.”
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Matthew 18:6
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Coming closer to home, there is so much of jealousy, pride, arrogance, and carping criticism; fathers who rise in anger over small, inconsequential things and make wives weep and children fear.”
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David E. Sorensen
“In much of today’s popular culture, the virtues of forgiveness and kindness are belittled, while ridicule, anger, and harsh criticism are encouraged. Let us not hurt the ones we love the most by selfish criticism!”
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Robert E. Wells
“One of the hardest things to live with in any relationship is criticism, real or implied. Criticism is a form of humor for them, and they enjoy feeling superior when they see someone else’s discomfort.”
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Richard G. Scott
“Feelings of bitterness and dissatisfaction feed upon themselves and give place to thoughts and acts of unkindness, criticism, and eventually even hatred. Criticism is often motivated by a desire to rationalize one’s own shortcomings and to justify termination of sacred marriage covenants.”
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Richard G. Scott
“Every time you make the right choice in the face of potential criticism you build strength that makes choosing the right easier the next time. When you make it clear that you will not vary from your standards, you will be led to individuals like yourself and the criticism from others will become less intense.”
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Marvin J. Ashton
“According to the dictionary, knock has two definitions: “to strike something with a sharp blow,” and “to find fault with, a harsh and often petty criticism.” Perhaps in human relationships both of these meanings could apply. Almost all men will respond to sincere praise and rebel at harsh and cutting criticisms.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“It frequently happens that offenses are committed when the offender is not aware of it. Something he has said or done is misconstrued or misunderstood. The offended one treasures in his heart the offense, adding to it such other things as might give fuel to the fire and justify his conclusions…”
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