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Ruling On Criticism

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Ruling On Criticism thanks to Voltaire

Known by his nom de plume Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state

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Wit is educated insolence. - Aristotle

Freedom lies in being bold. - Robert Frost

Silence is the wit of fools. - Anatole France

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Children need models rather than critics. - Joseph Joubert

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

It's easier to be a critic than an author. - Yiddish proverb

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. - Dwight D Eisenhower

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. - Malcolm X

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession. - Mark Twain

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no such thing as part freedom: it is all or nothing. - Nelson Mandela

The world worries about disability more than disabled people do. - Warwick Davis

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

Once a man has tasted freedom, he will never be content to be a slave. - Walt Disney

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. - Rosa Luxemburg

Freedom of the press is useless when people do not understand what they read. - Gerald F Lieberman

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Ben Franklin

Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true. - Buddha

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. - Thomas Carlyle

We have within us an extraordinary capacity for love, joy, and unshakable freedom. - Jack Kornfield

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. - Bertrand Russell

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

There is freedom in forgiveness, and it's not that hard to do once you get into the habit. - Dana Perino

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. - Mark Twain

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. - Robert Kennedy

The trouble with many critics is that they tell you what should be in situations they never have been in themselves. - Unknown

Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women: a little bit of support, and a little bit of freedom. - Jerry Seinfeld

The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Jonathan Swift

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold you have escaped, not from one master, but from many. - Plato

Doing and saying the right thing are not sufficient. Doing the right thing in the right way and with the person's comfort in mind is critical. - Ravi Zacharias

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor Frankl


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