Judgment Quotes

Best selected judgment quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about judgment will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong. K. O'Hara
But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later. Lydia M. Child
Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. Henry James
Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance. Benjamin Franklin
Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations. Niccolo Machiavelli
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. Iris Murdoch
Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never. Theodore Parker
Very often when you look at the moon, you see only a part of it, but you know there is a much larger object there. Very often we look (or converse) with a person, and we see or are aware of only a small sliver of their life and we may think that is all there is. Try to get to know more about the whole person. Anonymous
In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail. Joseph Cannon
It is a common seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgments. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow T. Wilson
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. William Penn
Speak of me as I am. Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice. William Shakespeare
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Bible
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. Marcus Aurelius
Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser. Marianne Moore
The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ''social worker'' -judge. Michel Foucault
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms -- in themselves such judgments are stupidities. Friedrich Nietzsche
We should be lenient in our judgment, because often the mistakes of others would have been ours had we had the opportunity to make them. Dr. Alsaker
Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. Dandemis
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. Thomas Carlyle
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. Niccolo Machiavelli
I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned. Anonymous
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. Abraham Lincoln
A Judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs. A Judge may play a little at cards for his own amusement; but he is not to play at marbles, or chuck farthing in the Piazza. Samuel Johnson
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad. Thomas Carlyle
One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune. Lew Wallace
It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment. Thomas p Kempis
Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals. Cynthia Heimel
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few. Jean Rostand
Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
One out of four people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your three closest friends. If they seem okay, then you're the one. Ann Landers
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted. Franz Kafka
In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us. Richard Whately
If you would judge, understand. Seneca
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Bible
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. Wayne Dyer
It is a purely relative matter where one draws the plimsoll-line of condemnation, and if you find the whole of humanity falls below it you have simply made a mistake and drawn it too high. And are probably below it yourself. Frances Partridge
Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. Sophocles
A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation. Publilius Syrus
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Wayne Dyer
We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind. Charles Horton Cooley
Rule # 1 -- ''Use your good judgment in all situations.'' There will be no additional rules. Nordstrom Employee Manual
When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart. Russian Proverb
If you judge, investigate. Seneca
I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic. Victor Serge
A man is not good or bad for one action. Thomas Fuller
We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians. Warren E. Burger
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly. Elizabeth Gaskell
Judges don't age. Time decorates them. Enid Bagnold
It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own. Alexander Pope
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins. Sioux Indian Prayer
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him. Napoleon Hill
Don't judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins. Native American Proverb
People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them. Peace Pilgrim
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows. Cardinal De Richelieu
Make no judgments where you have no compassion. Anne Mccaffrey
Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment. Donald Rumsfeld
My salad days, when I was green in judgment. William Shakespeare
Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Every act is to be judged by the intention of the agent. Anonymous
There's no need to hang about waiting for the last judgment. It takes place every day. Albert Camus
Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker. Dagobert D. Runes
A judge is not supposed to know anything about the facts of life until they have been presented in evidence and explained to him at least three times. Lord Chief Justice Parker
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing. Georges Bataille
There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded. Abraham Lincoln
Let us remember, when we are inclined to be disheartened, that the private soldier is a poor judge of the fortunes of a great battle. Dean William R. Inge
I have tried to make all my acts and commercial moves the result of definite consideration and sound judgment. There were never any great ventures or risks. I practiced honest, slow-growing business methods, and tried to back them with energy and good system. Marshall Field
I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you. Debra Winger
We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Ian Percy
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion. Niccolo Machiavelli
Even God doesn't plan to judge a man till the end of his days, why should you and I? Anonymous
We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white. Eric Hoffer
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it. Edgar Watson Howe
To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection. Wayne Dyer
You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. Jane Austen
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. Sally Field
Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya. Walter Kaufmann

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