Qualify Before You Criticize

What right do you have to judge or criticize others?
                                         —James 4:12

“When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Prv 10:19).

  • The shallowest mind can be a master at criticism. —Reuel Lemmons
  • People who criticize the loudest are usually the ones least capable of doing the thing they criticize. —Kathie Lee Gifford
  • The world is full of people who claim the right to be extremely vocal in criticism and extremely exempt from action. —William Barclay
  • Only the faultless have the right to condemn the faults of others.
  • Criticizing someone does not make you smarter or better than them.
  • Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. —Emmet Fox
  • Criticism is the easiest and least-effective form of help. —Doe Zantamata
  • Soiling another’s reputation won’t make yours clean.

“Judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy” (Jas 2:13).

A statue has never been erected to honor a critic.

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