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"It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism." Author Unknown
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"Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at." Author Unknown
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"The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route." Author Unknown
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"There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him." Author Unknown
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"Criticism should be a casual conversation." Wystan Hugh Auden
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"The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid." Wystan Hugh Auden
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Lord Byron

"A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made." Lord Byron
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Thomas Carlyle

"No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people." Thomas Carlyle
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

"He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself." Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

"They condemn what they do not understand." Marcus Tullius Cicero
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"I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up." Cyril Connolly
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"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do." Elvis Costello
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"Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood." Tryon Edwards
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T.S. Eliot

"We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism." T.S. Eliot
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"There are two modes of criticism. One which crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants that, though green and fruitful, are also a prey to insects or have suffered by drought. It weeds well the garden, and cannot believe the weed in its native soil may be a pretty, graceful plant. There is another mode which enters into the natural history of every thing that breathes and lives, which believes no impulse to be entirely in vain, which scrutinizes circumstances, motive and object before it condemns, and believes there is a beauty in natural form, if its law and purpose be understood." Margaret Fuller
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Samuel Johnson

"Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic." Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson

"Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well." Samuel Johnson
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Franklin P. Jones

"Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." Franklin P. Jones
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D.H. Lawrence

"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it." D.H. Lawrence
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Bruce Lee
Birth: 1940-11-27 Death: 1973-07-20

"Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will."

Born in San Francisco, Bruce Lee was a skilled master of the martial arts and an actor. Often getting into fights as a child, he used Kung Fu to teach himself discipline. He was taught by Yip Men, a master in his own right. Lee improved upon his skills, eventually creating his own style known as Jeet Kune Do. Moving to Seattle to complete studies in philosophy at the University of Washington, Lee took some small roles in films, then got his big break as Kato in the Green Hornet television series. His movies, including Game of Death, which was unfinished at the time of his death, helped…



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