A Quote by Judith Crist on criticism, indifference, love, and motherhood

When we as youngsters, would accuse our mother of picking on us her wise reply was, "All you'll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you."

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: The Last Word—A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Judith Crist on criticism, society, and world

Film criticism became the means whereby a stream of young intellectuals could go straight from the campus film society into the professionals' screening room without managing to get a glimpse of the real world in between.

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: The Private Eye, the Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl, 1968.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on age, criticism, defense, greatness, kindness, persecution, and weakness

Criticism::"It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Wooden on criticism, praise, and weakness

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

John Wooden (1910 -)

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A Quote by John Wanamaker on community, criticism, good, home, love, speech, and value

If we could only make our hands move as actively as our tongues, what wonders we could accomplish! Almost everyone loves to hear his own voice. It is so easy, too! Yet if we could say less and do more for each other's good, not alone would every home be happier, but communities would he enriched thereby. Instead of criticism by speech, to show someone a better way to do a thing would be of much greater value.

John Wanamaker

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A Quote by Jeffrey Shallit on attitude, belief, criticism, environment, freedom, kindness, sacred, and truth

[He] seems to want it both ways: the freedom to hold and express beliefs, and immunity from criticism for those beliefs. This is the kind of attitude that leads inexorably to totalitarianism. It is to be decried, particularly in a university environment where the search for truth necessitates that no belief be treated as sacred or above scrutiny.

Jeffrey Shallit

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on atheism, criticism, danger, fanaticism, idealism, schools, skepticism, superstition, and thinking

Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on anticipation, automobiles, criticism, day, family, fatherhood, learning, observation, parenthood, time, and understanding

One day when I was seventeen years old, I was washing the family car in anticipation of going on a date that evening. My father came out of the house to observe what I was doing. He criticized me to the extent that I felt as if I was doing nothing right. Finally I said something like, "Dad, get off my case. Don't you understand this is the first time I have ever been a teenager?" He looked at me and said, "Pal, don't you know this is the first time I have ever been a father?" I grew wiser that day because I realized we all are learning together within a family. We cannot expect our parents to be perfect any more than we can expect ourselves to be all that we hoped to be.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Ensign November 1993, Your Personal Checklist . . . © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Howard Mumford Jones on criticism, laws, persecution, and society

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.

Howard Mumford Jones (1892 - 1980)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on criticism and prejudice

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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