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  "Never be afraid to test yourself by your critic's words."

"I had rather that true and faithful teachers should rebuke and condemn me, and reprove my ways, than that hypocrites should flatter me and applaud me as a saint." - Martin Luther

"When people kick us, it is sometimes a sign that we are in front of them." - Percy Ray

"Prophets of God have usually been on the receiving end of more mud than medals." - Vance Havner

"Don't defend your church or your organization against criticism. If the criticism is false it can do no harm. If it is true you need to hear it and do something about it." - A. W. Tozer

"Don't be a quitter because somebody criticizes you. Many a choir singer has performed until somebody hurt her feelings. Then the nightingale became a raven croaking, 'Nevermore!'" - Vance Havner

"Our Lord allows no room for criticism in the spiritual life, but He does allow room for discernment and discrimination." - Oswald Chambers

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do." - Ben Franklin

"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." - Norman Vincent Peale

"The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself and less from others." - John Wesley

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic." - Jean Sibelius

"I know enough about Satan to realize that he will have all his weapons ready for determined opposition. He would be a missionary simpleton who expected plain sailing in any work of God." - James O. Fraser

"Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a Missionary..." - C. T. Studd

"Young man, sit down; when God pleases to convert the heathen, he will do it without your aid or mine." - said to discourage a young William Carey.

"One pastor had a sign on his desk that read LOOK BEYOND THE CRITIC. It reminded him to see the Lord on the throne, to see the total church ministry and the many friends who loved him, and to see the purposes God wanted to achieve." - Warren W. Wiersbe

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