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There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.

Author: Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Profession: First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

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.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.

Author: Lynn M. Little

Profession:

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.

Author: John P. Mascotte

Profession:

People who ask for your criticism want only praise.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.

Author: Federico Mayor

Profession:

Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.

Author: Nellie Mcclung (1873-1951)

Profession: Canadian Suffragist, Writer, Speaker

It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist