I’d rather be criticized for doing something, than nothing.
Have you ever seen a monument erected to a critic?
When the critics throw a stone, the visionary should take them and build a wall. Then if the critic wants to see what you have built, charge him admission to get through the gate.
Great ideas and leaders have a common enemy – the critic.
If you stick your neck out, expect the enemy to take note of you.
You may be part of a church where people seek power or want to run the church, do not let those kinds of people derail you or cause you to give up on the church.
Live the kind of life that causes people to disbelieve your critics when they speak ill of you.
Those who can, act; those who can’t, criticize.
Praise and criticism come and go. Pleasing God is all that matters.
To reply to a nasty remark with another nasty remark is like trying to remove dirt with mud.
Praise undeserved is poison in disguise.
Flattery is the devils’ invisible net. – Thomas Brooks.
Prayer is fundamental, not supplemental.
The power of a praying church cannot be measured.
We need to build the walls of faith, courage, integrity and prayer in our lives. These will allow us to stand in an evil day.
Never let a loser tell you how to win.
Critics and cynics will never be an endangered specie, creators and inventors might.
Cynics and critics always say it can’t be done, it shouldn’t be done, it won’t be done.
When you walk with God, you’ll anger those who don’t.
To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.
If you are doing God’s will, expect opposition. Face the task with tenacity, and face your problems in prayer.
Part of the unwritten job requirements for every leader is the ability to handle criticism. If you never get criticized, chances are you aren’t getting anything done. – Chuck Swindoll.
Critics don’t need a reason to criticize.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde.
Most critics are either jealous, threatened or uninformed.
Never let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.

This is W. Joshua note from Chapter Eight of the book “Courageous Living” by Michael Catt.
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