Judging Quotes

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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.


We judge others harshly by the standards we profess rather than those we practice. Yet we resent it bitterly when they return the favor.
We do not judge the people we love.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

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Every judgment teeters on the brink of error.


Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
Only God is in a position to look down on anyone.
Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Do not judge your fellow until you are in his place.
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.


In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.


Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moments.


Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
— Dutch proverb

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So often we judge when we have only been called to witness.
There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment.


Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself.


Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Never judge those you befriend and never befriend those you have to judge.


When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick.
Other people's faults are like bees — if we don't see them, they don't harm us.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

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Ought is not a word we use to other people. It is a word we should reserve for ourselves.
The unforgiving man assumes a judgment that not even the theologians has [sic] given to God.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.


Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.
Oh, how we love to judge ourselves by our good intentions and others by their bad performances.
It is very unfair to judge of any body's conduct without an intimate knowledge of their situation.
What we all tend to complain about most in other people are those things we don't like about ourselves.


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

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Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
— Bible, Matthew 7:3

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I have never for one instant seen clearly within myself. How then would you have me judge the deeds of others?
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself.


By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.
Passing judgment means feeling the need to impose your standards on others, as if their job were to live up to your expectations.
Perhaps no phenomenon contains so much destructive feeling as "moral indignation," which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.

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Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.
We all have weaknesses. But I have figured that others have put up with mine so tolerantly that I would be less than fair not to make a reasonable discount for theirs.

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With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
— Matthew 7:3