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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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Blame is safer than praise.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Critics and Criticism]

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Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
~ Dr. Emmit Fox - [Critics and Criticism]

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Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Critics and Criticism]

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Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
~ Margaret Fuller - [Critics and Criticism]

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Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
~ Henry Van Dyke - [Critics and Criticism]

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If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Critics and Criticism]

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If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
~ Epictetus - [Critics and Criticism]

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In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
~ Henry Fielding - [Critics and Criticism]

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Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Critics and Criticism]

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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 - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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