A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. Morihei Ueshiba. If there is no criticism, that means there is no democracy. Boxing is the more dangerous activity from the rugby player's and the general public's point of view, but to me rugby is far more dangerous so I would prefer my sons to box. 63 Best Criticism Quotes & Sayings. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered. ~P. You have to brush it off. ~Moses Coady Eleanor Roosevelt. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. ~Clare Boothe Luce Do not let yourself get in your own way. He said that this conservatism had existed and had been unable to correct what was happening and he's quite right. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism. I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors. You can't take anything personally in this business. I take the criticism positively. Self-preservation is his ambition. Malcolm Muggeridge: He didn't say that, actually. During a political campaign the air is full of speeches — and vice versa. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult. The principle is that the qualities that get a man into power are not those that lead him, once established, to use power wisely. There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The Christian Right is neither. So, I speak my mind with an attitude that I don't care if you get offended; I just want you to get the message. 40 Famous Philosophical Quotes by Plato on Love, Politics, Knowledge and Power. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. ~"The Way It Is," 1968, moderator Bob Fulford Aid flows destined to help the average African end up supporting bloated bureaucracies in the form of the poor-country governments and donor-funded non-governmental organizations. ~Author unknown. 2. The best men do not want to govern their fellow-men, and, anyhow, there are not enough of them to fill the offices. The first is the money, and that's just our system. The word "politics" is derived from the word "poly," meaning "many," and the word "ticks," meaning "blood-sucking parasites." Our leaders should certainly engage passionate advocacy of needed reforms, and equally strong criticism of policies they believe are destructive to America. Stay positive and happy. One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one's own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and useless phrase â some jackboot, Achilles' heel, hotbed, melting pot, acid test, veritable inferno or other lump of verbal refuse â into the dustbin where it belongs. The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. But give me a break. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Tench Coxe, 1799, Monticello I have really red lips, so they say I wear lipstick; they say my dance is very feminine, and a lot of people think I look like a girl. Take in notes and criticism, but don't let them define you. But despite the criticism, Trump's concerns are not only merited - they are, in fact, within the bounds of the law. More than any other fetish it has ruined our sense of political values... ~Walter Lippmann, "Routineer and Inventor," A Preface to Politics, 1913 Democrats think the glass is half full; Republicans think the glass is theirs. Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. One of my favorite little sayings is, 'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.'. We are ageless. Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.”. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can - and often is - censored by Chinese authorities. No one understands my accent. criticism Quotes. If you don't like it, fair enough. You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do. How come we choose from just two people to run for President and 50 for Miss America? For most, it can shut us down, belittling the opposing side's opinion, testing their 'experience' in our field of choice, and ultimately leading to a harder stance, often misplaced. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Great and Inspiring Criticism Quotes. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. Any criticism, you should pay attention to. No one is perfect, and criticism is always welcome and expected. They say women talk too much. Donald Trump has come under fire for recommending U.S. citizens accused of terrorism be prosecuted before military tribunals. Politics are almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, compiled by Evan Esar, 1968 Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.