Judging Quotes

Most popular judging quotes

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

proverbs shortcomings human nature

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. - Mark Twain quote.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

criticism

Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves. - Euripides quote.
Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves.
There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment.

wisdom

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

what others think self-esteem

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.
Only God is in a position to look down on anyone. - Sarah Jane Brown quote.
Only God is in a position to look down on anyone.
The unforgiving man assumes a judgment that not even the theologians has [sic] given to God. - Sydney Harris quote.
The unforgiving man assumes a judgment that not even the theologians has [sic] given to God.
I have never for one instant seen clearly within myself. How then would you have me judge the deeds of others? - Count Maurice Maeterlinck quote.
I have never for one instant seen clearly within myself. How then would you have me judge the deeds of others?
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. - H. G. Wells quote.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

morals jealousy indignation

Other people's faults are like bees — if we don't see them, they don't harm us.
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
What we all tend to complain about most in other people are those things we don't like about ourselves.

criticism

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself.

criticism

Ought is not a word we use to other people. It is a word we should reserve for ourselves.
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. - Erich Fromm quote.
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.

hate virtue

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa quote.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself.

empathy

Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
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. - William Allen White quote.
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.

tolerance forgiveness mistakes

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick.
Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moments. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moments.

excellence

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

critics

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

biblical

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

changing people biblical

Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. - Frank Herbert quote.
Every judgment teeters on the brink of error.

error

It is very unfair to judge of any body's conduct without an intimate knowledge of their situation. - Jane Austen quote.
It is very unfair to judge of any body's conduct without an intimate knowledge of their situation.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece. - Cervantes quote.
By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
So often we judge when we have only been called to witness.
By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote.
By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.
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. - Malcolm X quote.
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.
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.

forgiveness

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. - Dalai Lama XIV quote.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

hope

We do not judge the people we love. - Jean-Paul Sartre quote.
We do not judge the people we love.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. - Oscar Wilde quote.
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

the past

Do not judge your fellow until you are in his place. - Hillel quote.
Do not judge your fellow until you are in his place.
Passing judgment means feeling the need to impose your standards on others, as if their job were to live up to your expectations.
Sally Helgesen How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job
We judge others harshly by the standards we profess rather than those we practice. Yet we resent it bitterly when they return the favor.
Oh, how we love to judge ourselves by our good intentions and others by their bad performances.
Never judge those you befriend and never befriend those you have to judge.

friendship