Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
—Pierre-Marc-Gaston, duc de Levis
A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.
—Liz Carpenter (1920–2010) American Journalist, Political Adviser
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
—Charlotte Bronte (1816–1855) English Novelist, Poet
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
—Dwight Morrow (1873–1931) American Businessman, Diplomat
We practically always excuse things when we understand them
—Mikhail Lermontov (1814–41) Russian Novelist, Poet
Imagination gallops; judgment merely walks.
An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
—Edward de Bono (1933–2021) Maltese-British Psychologist, Writer
Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used
—Carl Sagan (1934–96) American Astronomer
He who is judge between two friends loses one of them
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
—The Holy Bible Scripture in the Christian Faith
Counsel your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
—Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) (c.4 BCE–65 CE) Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman, Tragedian
Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption.
—Grenville Kleiser (1868–1935) Canadian Author
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
—Rita Mae Brown (b.1944) American Writer, Feminist
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
—Mother Teresa (1910–97) Roman Catholic Missionary, Nun
A lean agreement is better than a fat judgment
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 (1844–1900) German Philosopher, Scholar, Writer
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained
—Samuel Johnson (1709–84) British Essayist
Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.
—Paul Valery (1871–1945) French Critic, Poet
Judgment is forced upon us by experience.
—Samuel Johnson (1709–84) British Essayist
Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.
—Lawrence G. Lovasik
I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.
—Wilson Mizner (1876–1933) American Playwright, Entrepreneur
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
—Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) American Head of State
Judge your enemy based upon capabilities, not intent, you have to look at the enemy and really almost make a worst case call every time.
—H. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934–2012) United States Army General
Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
—Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) Polish-born British Novelist
Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies
When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart.
The average man’s judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
—E. W. Howe (1853–1937) American Novelist, Editor