Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
I never sleep through a performance. I always make sure that I am awake for the intermission.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
Everything you reprove in another, you must carefully avoid in yourself.
I can take any amount of criticism, so long as it is unqualified praise.
I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think is creation's.
Praise should always be given in public, criticism should always be given in private.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
Cheers hearten a man. But jeers are just as essential. They help maintain his sense of balance and proportion.
I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
People ask you for criticism but they only want praise.
I don't give a damn what the media critics say. It's what your readers say. If you haven't got any readers, you're only talking to yourself.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.