A Quote by Wayne Dyer on improvement and criticism

You cannot remedy anything by condemning it.

Wayne Dyer

Source: The Power of Intention

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A Quote by David Brin on citokate, criticism, error, science, politics, and policy

 Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote to Error

David Brin

Source: online --

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on religion, dalai lama, dali lama, criticism, anger, and purpose

The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticise others. Rather, we must criticise ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on criticism, writing, reviews, and opinion

I've never yet read a review of one of my own books that I couldn't have written much better myself.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 53

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on art and criticism

Nothing touches a work of art so little as criticism.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 3

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, consciousness, determination, criticism, sentimentality, ego, insight, truth, subjectivity, objectivity, and life

Not the least of the problems in clarifying one's consciousness is developing the stoic determination to criticize one's own softness or sentimentality toward oneself. Ego, self-solicitous about its own tenderness, is the ultimate policeman over its own false consciousness, dementedly uprooting every healthy seedling of insight into the truth. As Kierkegaard remarked, most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, but the real trick and task of life is to learn to be just the very opposite.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt on right and criticism

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway.  You'll be damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by Sumner Davenport on fear, criticism, personal growth, and support


When you grow and rise above the masses, you will always become a target. Just as the flower grows above the grass, it becomes a target for the nourishment of the rays of sunshine, it also becomes a target to be cut down.

Sumner Davenport


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A Quote by William Faulkner on critics, reviews, criticism, and focus

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)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on critics, criticism, courage, doers, failure, and success

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)

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