Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.

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Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
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Dale Carnegie

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9 Comments

  1. Michelle

    So true! If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all!

    1. Dana

      This is exactly why all mothers tell this to their children. Play nice!

  2. Gorman

    I like this. I mean, I appreciate honesty as much as the next guy, but criticism implies that you are better. Not a good way to make friends in the business world.

    1. Mitch

      Exactly, and there’s definitely a big like between being honest and being big-headed. Especially in the business world.

    2. Affmaster

      You’re right. When you criticize, that makes you prideful. And I think there are many and more legends, plays, movies, myths, and stories that caution against being too proud; more often than not it will bring about your downfall.

  3. Jony

    Sage words, from the man who knows it best!

  4. Mike

    Sound advice. Especially because your criticisms actually invite the criticisms of others. And that could be all it takes to end a career. Always choose your words with care, my friends.

  5. Liz

    This is very true! bullying is never a good thing to do.

    1. Anon

      Rhyming advice? Really? I feel like I’m in preschool… But really I do like this quote. It’s something we should all have been taught early on, but when we grow up and become adults we often forget those simple lessons. Food for thought!

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