Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
The American Jewish left gets a lot of press time. But the American Jewish right does not. And in many ways, the American Jewish right is every bit as well-organized and perhaps better funded than the American Jewish left. And they also come out with criticism.
I take much of the attacks and the criticism toward me as being very class-based, but as Americans we don’t like to acknowledge that reality.
Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism.
My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.