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Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.

Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

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The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

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There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.

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Brilliant people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.

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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

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