I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it ill behooves any of us, To say anything about the rest of us.
Fix the problem, not the blame.
Really, to stop criticism, they say, one must die.
I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
'T is not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue; But, like a shadow, proves the substance true.
A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
Some positive, persisting fops we know, Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so; But you with pleasure own your errors past, And make each day a critique on the last.