Quotation Explorer - 'Critical'

I have written in my life many critical poems, but viewed in retrospect, they were merely a human harmless reflection, and not a true likeness of the real society of today. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. - Nolan Bushnell
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. - Frank Herbert
Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right. - Faye Wattleton
Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do. - Cory Doctorow
Hater" and "hate" are used when no critical thought can be formed. We can definitely do better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye. - Bernard Malamud
The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace. - George Elliott
Be a critical thinker too sometimes. Look in to your heart and give your self permission to ask your mind and question the teachings that doesn't resonate with the wisdom of your soul. - Angie karan
You can be freak of the week, critical thinker & a domestic goddess all in one. There is a beauty in your layers, never dumb yourself down. - Ella December
Does the fact that I can no longer remember my own phone number indicate my growing feebleness? No, on the contrary, it unleashes the mind from the petty tyranny of tending to the trivial and allows it to concentrate on the important and the critical. - Don Norman
In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. - Aesop
Make it your habit not to be critical about small things - Edward Everett
Success in life is about project management. Determine deliverables, make milestones, and always pursue the critical path. - Ryan Lilly
A critical ingredient which binds customers to a brand is trust - Bernard Kelvin Clive
You can be critical and not judgmental. The two are synonyms, but no the same. The critical man analyzes people, things, and issues, very carefully. The judgmental man presents the results of his careful analysis in a manner that condemns. - Kingsley C. Okei
I hope for what I always hope for as a writer: a critical but kind reader. I think that is what we all hope for. - Christos Tsiolkas
The most critical time in any battle is not when I’m fatigued, it’s when I no longer care. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wishful thinking is more valuable to an artist than critical thinking. - Marty Rubin
All dimensions are critical dimensions, otherwise why are they there?
What is so incredible and essential about an authentic cultural scene is it rejects a value system based on consumption and productivity and instead celebrates creation, critical thought, aesthetics and expression. That can’t be mass marketed. - Claire Vaye Watkins
When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written. - William Gibson
Disposal of thoughts would diminish your intelligence level and you would not be able to fulfill critical responsibilities that would revolve throughout your life. - Saaif Alam
Critical to the fight against global terrorism is an ability to move beyond presuppositions and stereotypes in our attitudes and policies and to form partnerships that transcend an "us" and "them" view of the world. (p. 135) - John L. Esposito
The population explosion is the primary force behind the remaining six groups of critical global events [diminishing land resources, diminishing water resources, the destruction of the atmosphere, the approaching energy crisis, social decline, and conflicts/increasing killing power]. - Ron Nielsen
If we don't learn from each others experience, we are forced to listen to people who have economic reasons to withhold critical information from us all. The other option is to wait for the government to tell us what their financial supporters want us to know. - Richard Diaz
In the history of a soul’s evolution there is a critical point of the human incarnation that decides for us whether we stay there, go down or progress upwards. There is a knot of worldly desires impeding us; cut the knot by mastering desires and go forward. This done, progress is assured. - Virchand Gandhi
It is not in our interest, I suppose, to let South Sudan fall under the category of the burdened societies. We must be critical about our own actions if we want to move forward as a nation proud of its immense diversity. - Duop Chak Wuol
The way people want to get respect for their culture and language, it is critical to reciprocate the same to other else you don't have any right to condemn others - Pankaj Gupta
You can be critical and not judgmental. The two are synonyms, but not the same. The critical man analyzes people, things, and issues, very carefully. The judgmental man presents the results of his careful analysis in a manner that condemns. - Kingsley C. Okei
and our few good times will be rare because we have the critical senseand are not easy to fool with laughter - Charles Bukowski
Between goal and success, there is one critical thing - perseverance: it is the fundamental belief to always succeed, the determination to turn goal to gold, the greatness to never give up, the foresight to dream that enables you to make it happen. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Positioning in pursuit of your purpose is critical to your success in life. Remember, great strikers are found in the proximity of the penalty box. That is strategic positioning. - Oscar Bimpong
Those who are critical don’t like being criticized, and those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses. - Suzy Kassem
The critical issues here concern what is right, what is just -- not the balancing of benefits. - Carl Cohen
...capitalism is too important and complex a subject to be left to economists. Achieving a critical comprehension of it requires perspectives beyond those characteristic of modern economics. That is why this is a history not of economic ideas, but of ideas beyond the capitalist economy. - Jerry Z. Muller
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors. - Walter Lippmann
A culture of unaccountability is a culture without incentive, and a culture without incentive is the death of critical and creative thinking. - Michael R. LeGault
I have come to realise that the most critical of the social media accounts are the least verbal in real life and I can assure you that most social media trolls have no physical troll land to dwell. - Aysha Taryam
Dr. Morris believes, and I strongly agree, that couples are most likely to bond securely when they have not rushed the dating experience. Time is the critical ingredient. - James C. Dobson
Never forget to be kind when you have to be critical. - Debasish Mridha
Although I am an anarch, I am not anti-authoritarian. Quite the opposite: I need authority, although I do not believe in it. My critical faculties are sharpened by the absence of the credibility that I ask for. As a historian, I know what can be offered. - Ernst Jünger
Critical thinking is a necessary and vital skill".~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
America’s treasure troves of public and private data, IP, and critical infrastructure continues to be pilfered, annihilated, and disrupted, while an organizational culture of ‘Participation Trophy Winners managed by tech neophyte executives continue to lose one battle after the next. - James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking.
It is easier to be critical than correct. - Benjamin Disraeli
When we criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.
The way we can replenish our memories is to look back at textual information that we have either written or read before. If that method is accomplished, we can comprehend and complete tasks that require us to use more critical thinking. - Saaif Alam
A helping hand is better than a critical tongue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. - Virginia Woolf
Those who are critical of my goals and dreams simply do not understand the higher purpose to which I have been called. - Andy Andrews
Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls. - T.K. Naliaka
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. - G.K. Chesterton
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