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I was a lone duck in a swan-filled pond who criticized everyone.
Whenever you do anything public, you open yourself up to be criticized.
I think anybody that gives their opinion in a confident way everyday is going to be criticized.
When you put yourself out into the world and say, 'Hey, look at me,' you're going to get criticized.
Everybody who does anything for the public can be criticized. There's always someone who doesn't like it.
I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
What the nation's built on is discussion, contradiction and growth, and at the moment you can't discuss anything. If you do start to discuss it, you get criticized. If people hate us, you have to find out why and try to solve that problem.
Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
I have never pretended to be the best Scientologist, but I openly and vigorously defended the church whenever it was criticized, as I railed against the kind of intolerance that I believed was directed against it. I had my disagreements, but I dealt with them internally.
It saddens me when public officials and bureaucrats are criticized for ulterior motives, none of which I have ever found in a government bureaucrat, or when someone personalizes disagreements.
Michael K. Powell
When 'The Thin Blue Line' came out, I was criticized by many people for using reenactments, as if I wasn't dedicated to the truth because I filmed these scenes. That always and still seems to be nonsensical.
We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do.
First lady has been a thankless position. Eleanor Roosevelt was brilliant and had strong views. She was criticized for her politics and for her appearance. Mrs. Roosevelt was attacked for being too involved in politics. Bess Truman was criticized for being uninvolved in politics.
Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute have criticized Bush for his big increases in spending, which far exceed those of the Clinton era.
Everything we did was criticized. For about thirty years we lived with the world against us, accusing us of things we didn't do!
My father was criticized as a dictator, but that should not overshadow his accomplishments in restructuring the country. He brought Korea out of 5,000 years of poverty. What he left unaccomplished was democratization of the system.
Even today, you get criticized if you're staying at home, because you're not doing enough with your life, but you get criticized for being a career woman because you're not raising your kids.
I have had the privilege of serving as city comptroller, and I lead 750 professionals in the office, have appointed eight deputy comptrollers... no one has criticized my management of these 750 professionals.
People really, really hate their religion being criticized. It's as though you've said they had an ugly face; they seem to identify personally with it.
What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us.
James Russell Lowell
People criticized me for my photography. They said it's not art.
I am often criticized for spending too much time off the ice, but if you were in my shoes, you'd see how necessary it is.
Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I'm a sloppy filmmaker.
Francis Ford Coppola
If you get criticized, good - I don't think people get criticized enough. People talk behind your back and they criticize you, but they don't often come up and say it to you.
I get criticized for a lot of what I write about, but as far as I'm concerned I'm actually standing up and having a look at what goes on in the minds of men, and I have the authority to talk about it because I'm a man.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
Alexander the Great
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