Let go of the need to judge (quotes)

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The price of judging

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Judging blocks love and gentleness

  • The more one judges, the less one loves. Honoré de Balzac
  • Love is the absence of judgment. The Dalai Lama
  • Of all the spirits, I believe the spirit of judging is the worst, and it has had the rule of me, I cannot tell you how dreadfully and how long. . . . This, I find has more hindered my progress in love and gentleness than all things else. F. D. Maurice
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
  • Judgement is death to intimacy. Matthew Kelly
  • CriticismProjectionNegativity,   Let go of the need to judge as good or bad
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Judging consumes energy

  • One of the cardinal rules of joyful loving is that judging others takes a great deal of energy and without exception, pulls you away from where you want to be. Richard Carlson
  • Our own self-judgment or the judgment of other people can stifle our life-force, its spontaneity and natural expression. Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Energy management
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Judging prevents you from seeing the good

  • Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. Wayne Dyer
  • I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. John Steinbeck
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Judging agitates the mind, blocking your connection to God

  • Non-judgement creates silence in your mind. Judgment is the constant evaluation of things as right or wrong, good or bad. When you are constantly evaluating, classifying, labeling, analyzing, you create a lot of turbulence in your internal dialogue. This turbulence constricts the flow of energy between you and the field of pure potentiality. You literally squeeze the “gap” between thoughts. When you squeeze the gap, you squeeze your connection to the field of pure potentiality and infinite creativity. Deepak Chopra
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Judgement blocks wisdom and understanding

  • There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment. Malcolm Hein
  • Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding. Steve Maraboli
  • I don’t judge people. It blurs out the center of my attention, my focus, myself. Toba Beta
  • WisdomUnderstanding
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Judging is a negative frequency

  • Judgment is a negative frequency. Stephen Richards
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Judging narrows your perspective

  • To the judgmental eye, everything is closed in definitive frames. When the judgmental eye looks out, it sees things in terms of lines and squares. John O’Donohue
  • Perspective
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The more judgemental you are of others, the more judgemental you believe others to be of you

  • For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Jesus
  • Judge not,lest you be judged. Matthew
  • It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he or she is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. Arnold Bennett
  • Stop judging so that you will not be judged. Otherwise, you will be judged by the same standard you use to judge others. The standards you use for others will be applied to you. Matthew 7:1-2
  • Until you’ve given the world its freedom, you’ll never have your freedom. Adyashanti
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Judgement is to confuse someone’s unconscious behavior with who they are

  • Judgement is either to confuse someone’s unconscious behavior with who they are or to project your own unconsciousness onto another person and mistake that for who they are. Eckhart Tolle
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Who are you to judge?

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Who are you to judge another when you don’t know their pain?

  • We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path. Paulo Coelho
  • Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don’t do, and more in light of what they suffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Pain
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Who are you to judge when you don’t know what’s its like to be them?

  • Men and women often judge what they don’t really know. John Bailey
  • Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins. Native American Proverb
  • No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another. Sir Thomas Brown
  • You do not set the standard. You have not walked in my footsteps, danced in my shoes, or lived in my world. Do not judge me, point your fingers at me, or become experts on my life. Instead, celebrate with me in times of joy and cry with me in times of pain. Only then will we begin to understand each other. Kate Baker
  • No matter how much you think you know you never know everything. Don’t judge. Liza Cochran
  • It is very unfair to judge any body’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation. Jane Austen
  • I know the outer world as well as you do, and I judge it. You know nothing of my inner world, and yet you presume to judge that world. Aldous Huxley
  • Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself. Marion Bradley
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Who are you to judge another soul’s journey or level of consciousness?

  • It is not for you to judge the journey of another’s soul. It is for you to decide who you are, not who another has been, or has failed to be. Neale Donald Walsch
  • To judge another is to believe that we understand the position of another soul. Who can really know the consciousness of another soul? Eliott James
  • What can you ever really know of other people’s souls – of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands. S. Lewis
  • The soulLife is a journey
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Who are you to judge someone whose life is not yet finished?

  • Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I? Dale Carnegie
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Who are you to judge someone who is not in touch with their soul?

  • An excellent way to practice love is to set your intention on seeing beyond someone’s behavior or personality. Try to realize that beneath the surface insecurity, negative thinking, and poor behavior, everyone is connected to God.  Just as you wouldn’t get angry at someone simply because he or she is in a wheelchair, you need not be angry because a person hasn’t yet opened his or her heart to the nourishment of his or her Soul.  When people act in unloving ways, it only means that they are out of touch with their Souls and aren’t feeling spiritually nourished.  Richard Carlson
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The rewards of letting go of judgement

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Letting go of judgement makes you happier

  • Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. Sri Chinmoy
  • If you want to reach a state of bliss, make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved of and the need to judge. Deepak Chopra
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Letting go of judgement paves the way to deeper and more meaningful relationships

  • In every encounter I can choose to exhibit understanding and empathy, or I can choose to be critical and judgmental. The first choice leads to meaningful relationships; the second leads to a life of empty assumptions and frustration. Kevin Hall
  • Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. Wayne Dyer
  • We communicate happiness to others not often by great acts of devotion and self-sacrifice, but by the absence of fault- finding and censure, by being ready to sympathize with their notions and feelings, instead of forcing them to sympathize with ours. Adam Clarke
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Letting go of judgements helps you to accept yourself

  • When we learn not to judge others – and totally accept them, and not want to change them – we can simultaneously learn to accept ourselves. Gerald G. Jampolsky
  • If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others and you will find the answer. Seth
  • Self-acceptance
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Instead of judging …

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Instead of judging, allow people to be as they are for that is what love is

  • I allow myself and those around me the freedom to be as they are. I do not rigidly apply my idea of how things should be. I do not force solutions on problems. Deepak Chopra
  • People are weird. Love them for it. Karl Moore
  • Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you. Dr Wayne Dyer
  • The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton
  • Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood. Karen Casey
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Instead of judging, love and accept people

  • A woman wants to be cherished – to be loved and accepted for who she is.  John Gray
  • The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. Brian Tracy
  • It is not up to you to change your brother, but merely to accept him as he is. A Course In Miracles
  • Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance. Deepak Chopra
  • Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations. Gerald G. Jampolsky
  • Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. Dinah Craik
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Instead of judging, forgive

  • We would not have to forgive people if we didn’t judge them in the first place.  Barry Neil Kaufman
  • When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge. Gerald Jampolsky
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Instead of judging, open your heart with compassion

  • It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul. Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. Paulo Coelho
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
  • There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they are the way they are. Think about that before you judge somebody.
  • Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. Scott Fitzgerald
  • When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Look beyond the behaviour to see the innocense in where the behaviour is coming from. Underneath even the most annoying behavior is a frustrated person who is crying out for compassion.  Richard Carlson
  • Imagine this person as a tiny infant. See their tiny little features and their innocent eyes. See the same person as a very old person who is about to die. Look at their worn out eyes and their soft smile, which suggests a bit of wisdom and the admission of mistakes made. Richard Carlson
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Instead of judging, make room for understanding

  • But then every man is ludicrous if you look at him from outside, without taking into account what’s going on in his heart and mind.  Aldous Huxley
  • If you would judge, understand. Seneca
  • Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. Bob Dylan
  • Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
  • Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes. Elvis Presley
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Instead of judging, look for the good in people

  • How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. Steve Maraboli
  • Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others. Buddha
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Instead of judging, appreciate

  • Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together. Ram Dass
  • It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. Daisaku Ikeda
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Instead of judging another, examine yourself

  • One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. Moliere
  • Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. Dhammapada
  • When we seen men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. Confucius
  • Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? Marcus Aurelius
  • When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.  Confucius
  • It’s more productive to correct our own mistakes rather than to focus on correcting other people. Rubyanne
  • Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. Buddha
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Instead of judging, work on your own faults

  • Don’t judge other people. It’s better to work on your own faults. Tim Hansel
  • Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Jesus (Matthew 7:3)
  • Do not look for faults in others, but look for faults in yourself, and purge them like bad blood. Advice from Atisha’s Heart
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Instead of judging, observe with curious interest

  • Become an anthropologist. Being interested, without judgement, how others choose to live and behave is a way of replacing judgements with loving-kindness. When you are genuinely curious about the way someone reacts or the way they feel about something, it’s unlikely you will also be annoyed.  Richard Carlson
  • “I see, that must be the way she sees things in her world. Very interesting.” Richard Carlson
  • Observing is witnessing. Judging is concluding. I do not draw conclusions about Who You Are because in your creation of yourself you are never concluded. Neale Donald Walsch
  • To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Be curious, not judgmental.  Walt Whitman
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Instead of judging, see with your spiritual eye

  • Close both eyes and see with the other one. Then we are no longer saddled by the burden of our persistent judgments, our ceaseless withholding, our constant exclusion. Our sphere has widened and we find ourselves quite unexpectedly in a new expansive location in a place of endless acceptance and infinite love. Gregory Boyle
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Instead of judging, give others the benefit of the doubt

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Stop judging and fault finding

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Stop being so preoccupied with the faults of others

  • Be happy without picking flaws. Victor Hugo
  • Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. Kahlil Gibran
  • Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.  Zig Ziglar
  • My days of whining and complaining about others have come to an end. Nothing is easier than fault- finding. All it will do is discolor my personality so that none will want to associate with me.  That was my old life.  No more. Og Mandino
  • They have great tranquility of heart who care neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of people. Honoré de Balzac
  • Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Stephen Covey
  • Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. Byron J. Langenfield
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Stop judging by appearances

  • Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. Scottish Proverb
  • Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. Wayne Dyer
  • Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de la Fontaine
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Stop expecting others to be perfect

  • When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller
  • When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick. Bill Lemley
  • We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen
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Stop trying to change people

  • Quite often we change our jobs, friends and spouses instead of changing ourselves. Akbarali H. Jetha
  • You can’t change other people. You can only change yourself. Celestine Chua
  • Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.  Jacob M. Braude
  • The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others and no one thinks about reforming himself. Saint Peter of Alcantara
  • I’ve discovered that you can’t change people. They can change themselves. Jim Rohn
  • When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.
  • No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal. Marilyn Ferguson
  • Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Never overestimate your power to change others.   Jackson Brown Jr.
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Stop thinking you know what’s best for others

  • To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what’s right for me? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve problems for you. Byron Katie
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Stop being so concerned about others judging you

  • There is such a thing as righteous judgment, but it seems that lately the word ‘judgment’ has become a curse word, period. The issue isn’t whether or not we’re insightful enough to avoid being judgmental, but whether or not we’re secure enough to accept being judged. It is inevitable for every conscious human being to judge. It may spring from insight and experience and sincerity, and in such cases, it is quite beneficial on the receiving end. Criss Jami
  • And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem.  Eckhart Tolle
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To be less judgemental of others, learn to love and accept yourself

  • I pull up a chair and get acquainted with the me that exists right now. I am enough. I am beautiful as I am. This is a wonderful and courageous step. I can relax and enjoy myself. I become more tolerant of myself and others. I am able to delight in uniqueness. John Kehoe
  • Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others. Lama Yeshe
  • You will not see in yourself that which is Divine until you forgive that which you believe is not. And you will be unable to behold the divinity in another unless and until you do the same. Forgiveness is the expander of perception. Neale Donald Walsch
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What our judgements say about us

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When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself

  • When you feel offended, you’re practicing judgment. . . What you may not realize is that when you judge another person, you do not define them. You define yourself as someone who needs to judge others. Wayne Dyer
  • Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. Paul Valéry
  • If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others and you will find the answer. Seth
  • Judgment means that you view the world as YOU are, rather than IT is.  Wayne Dyer
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All judgment reveals itself to be self-judgment in the end

  • All judgment reveals itself to be self-judgment in the end, and when this is understood a larger comprehension of the nature of life takes its place. David R. Hawkins
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When judging someone, realise that what you find irritating about others is often about an unresolved aspect of yourself

  • I realized that I only judged people when they displayed a quality I could not accept in myself. If someone was a show- off, I no longer judged them because I knew that I, too, was a show- off. Only when I had completely convinced myself that I was not capable of a certain behavior would I get upset and point my finger at the other person. When we are blaming others we are only denying an aspect of ourselves. Debbie Ford
  • When you have an emotional reaction to what you see, you are judging. That is your signal that you have an issue inside of yourself –  with yourself – not with the other person. If you react to evil, look inside yourself for the very thing that so agitates you, and you will find it. If it were not there, you will simply discern, act appropriately, and move on.  Gary Zukav
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
  • Our indignation over the behavior of others is usually about an unresolved aspect of ourselves. Debbie Ford
  • What I discovered was my potential to act like the people I had been most harshly judging. It became clear that I had to be on the lookout for the traits that most bothered me in others. Debbie Ford
  • The particular egoic patterns that you react to most strongly in others and misperceive as their identity tend to be the same patterns that are also in you, but that you are unable or unwilling to detect within yourself. Eckhart Tolle
  • Ask someone to give a description of the personality type which he finds most despicable, most unbearable and hateful, and most impossible to get along with, and he will produce a description of his own repressed characteristics. These very qualities are so unacceptable to him precisely because they represent his own repressed side; only that which we cannot accept within ourselves do we find impossible to live with in others. Edward Whitmont
  • If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us. Hermann Hesse
  • The tragedy is that what you disapprove of in others is the very thing you disapprove of in yourself. Stephen Richards
  • Difficult and unpleasant as it may be to accept, we often feel most hostile to those who remind us of aspects of ourselves that we prefer not to see.  Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • Our parents, our children, our spouses, and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time. Byron Katie
  • What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself. Eckhart Tolle
  • The more you repress a certain undesirable quality, the more it appears “out there” in the other. Scott Kiloby
  • When you are tempted to condemn someone else, see if what you hate in them is hidden away in yourself. Deepak Chopra
  • Everyone in our life is acting as a mirror. They are really reflecting back to us what we have failed to acknowledge within ourselves. David R. Hawkins
  • When a man is perfect, he sees perfection in others. When he sees imperfection, it is his own mind projecting itself. Swami Vivekananda
  • Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you. Eckhart Tolle
  • What we all tend to complain about most in other people are those things we don’t like about ourselves. William Wharton
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Therefore, when you find yourself judging another, ask yourself, “How too am I that?”

  • Think for a moment of someone you actively dislike. What quality in that person do you find most objectionable? Now ask yourself, ‘How am I that?’ Jim Loehr
  • What we find most annoying in others is really an indicator of what we find (unconsciously) most annoying in ourselves. The fastest way to identify our shadow? Take a look at what bothers you in other people. Identify what it is you’re finding frustrating in the other person. Ask yourself, “How am I that?” And see how this is really just an issue YOU need to address in your life! Brian Johnson
  • When you complain about someone, end the sentence with the words “just like me.” For example, “Look at that person acting all mean … just like me.” It stops the feeling of separateness. Reminds us that we have done the same, and now we know how it feels.   Geraldine Evans
  • Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? Marcus Aurelius
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Judgement is often the result of prejudice

  • The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudices. Clint Eastwood
  • Every bigot was once a child free of prejudice. Sister Mary De Lourdes
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Self-judgement

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Let go of all self-judgement and criticism

  • The most dangerous of our prejudices reign in ourselves against ourselves. To dissolve them is a creative act. Hugo von Hofsmannsthal
  • It is time to stop telling yourself negative things that you wouldn’t dream of saying to a friend, but that you habitually say to yourself. Amanda Harvey
  • If I had it to do again, I would less often judge myself and more often ask for a jury. Robert Brault
  • I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me.   JoyBell C.
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Self-judgement stops you from being able to change

  • Loving the self, to me, begins with never criticizing ourselves for anything. Criticism locks us into the very pattern we are trying to change. Understanding and being gentle with ourselves helps us to move out of it. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L. Hay
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Replace self-judgement with self-encouragement

  • Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing. Louise L. Hay
  • Fire your inner critic and reinstate your inner fan club. Alan Cohen
  • We all have the tendency to believe self-doubt and self-criticism but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals. Instead, try on the point of view of a mentor or good friend who believes in you, wants the best for you, and will encourage you when you feel discouraged. Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
  • Encouragement
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Replace self-judgement with self-love, acceptance and compassion

  • Each one of us has a three-year-old child within us, and we often spend most of our time yelling at that kid in ourselves. Then we wonder why our lives don’t work. Be kind to yourself. Begin to love and approve of yourself. That’s what the little child needs in order to express itself as its highest potential. Louise L. Hay
  • Translate all self-judgments into self-empathy. Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L. Hay
  • Self-loveAcceptanceCompassion
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Learn to value your imperfections as much as your perfections

  • To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. Sandra Bierig
  • There are none so tense as those who try to be outwardly perfect. There is great release in acknowledging your foibles and laughing at your mistakes. Ervin Seale
  • The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. Anna Quindlen
  • You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom
  • I like flaws. I think they make things interesting. Sarah Dessen
  • My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet. Mohandas K. Gandhi
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Allow yourself to be human

  • Everything starts to be seen as a manifestation of spirit, including your humanness, with all of its strengths and weaknesses and all of its funny little quirks. You discover that your humanness is in no way separate from the divinity within you, which is what you actually are. Adyashanti
  • Accept your humanness as well as your divinity, totally and without reserve. Emmanuel
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Final thoughts

  • Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think. Emma Goldman
  • It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone. Hermann Hesse
  • A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment. Liz Carpenter
  • There is a beauty that arises from withholding judgment and evading comparison, a grace in not demanding consensus. David Romtvedt
  • Do not judge and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Each to his own, without judgement—that is the motto. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Judge a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves. Euripidea
  • People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves. Albert Camus
  • Whoever undertakes to set him or herself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. Albert Einstein
  • When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick. Bill Lemley
  • That which we call sin in others is experiment in us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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
  • Only God is in a position to look down on anyone. Sarah Brown
  • How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Other people’s faults are like bees – if we don’t see them, they don’t harm us. Luis Vigil
  • My days of whining and complaining about others have come to an end. Nothing is easier than fault-finding. All it will do is discolor my personality so that none will want to associate with me.  That was my old life.  No more. Og Mandino
  • The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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On a lighter note

  • It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde
  • A fine beer may be judged with only one sip but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.  Czech proverb
  • A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs. Joan Welsh
  • Don’t judge women by kilos, and you won’t be judged by centimeters.
  • Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein
  • I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people; that’s why I don’t like any of them.   Roseanne Barr
  • I don’t think God put me on this planet to judge others. I think he put me on this planet to gather specimens and take them back to my home planet.  Jack Handey
  • I judge how much a man cares for a woman by the space he allots her under a jointly shared umbrella.  Jimmy Cannon
  • I’m not here to judge, I’m just pointing out all the mistakes you’re making.
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