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Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn't kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
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 the time to read reviews.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.

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