Criticism Quotes – how to excel in work and life ignoring criticism

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Criticism Quotes tell us not to spend our time in criticism of others. These Quotes also tell us how to go ahead and excel in our life and work in spite of unjust criticism.

Criticism has become a part of modern society, it has also become a part of our work arena. There are some people who just like to criticize others without knowing anything in detail – because it’s their second nature. Some people criticize depending on situations. To stop wasting our valuable time we have to control our behavior and stop indulging in criticism. Rather we should take care of and improve our own work and life.

Criticism Quotes – quotes that talk of cricism and guide us


# Don’t criticize
“Devote to better living the energy that you could spend in criticism.” – Imelda Shanklin, Writer.

Lessons learnt: We should devote our time and energy to make our life better. Spending time in criticism is just a waste of time.


# spirit of approval is better than a spirit of criticism
“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 M Schwab

Lessons learnt: A spirit or ambience where criticism reigns is not a place for good work. An encouraging environment brings out the better work and efficiency from us.


# How to convert criticism to motivation
“Let criticism motivate you.” – Jan Ruhe

Criticism can break us if we let it to do so, but it’s our duty to protect our confidence and self-esteem. If we know that the criticism is unjust, then we must ignore it. We have to motivate ourselves more and work harder to prove all criticism wrong.


# unjust criticism and our reactions – our choice
“In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.” – William Arthur Ward

And it’s become quite heartbreaking when we are at the receiving end – when we have to face criticism – mostly unjust. It’s an art to face those with a positive frame of mind and continue our own work.


# how to face criticism and go ahead
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

Some people will always be there at every field of work or society or group who find huge boost of their ego when they find something or someone to criticize. That is the only work (if you say it a work) they can do religiously. Just IGNORE these worthless creatures and go ahead.


# kind thoughts without any criticisms
“Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds.

They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare.

But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.” – Frederick William Faber

kind thoughts about others inspire us to help others – this sometimes makes us get indulged into constructive criticism of others. Remember – if we receive constructive criticism and think on that with open mind and reflect then it can help us a lot to correct our action.


# how to face unjust criticism and rise above it
“If criticism is mistaken or mean-spirited, rise above it.

Maintain the high ground when you’re under fire.

No victory is worth winning at the expense of picking up the mud that has been slung at you and throwing it back.” – Rubel Shelly


# criticism quotes by Aristotle
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle


# criticism quotes – right kind of action is more powerful than mere protest.
“Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


# self-criticism
“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein

[More Sayings by Einstein – read here]


# animals pass no criticisms
“Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — Eliot


# Criticism quotes by Buddha
“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.” — Buddha


[Wise Sayings of Gautam Buddha– read here]

Criticism will be there if there is any work done, but it doesn’t have the power to stop an achiever. So instead of focusing on the harsh words, we need to act in the right direction. Our reaction to the words of criticism is very important.