To avoid criticism…

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

Aristotle (384–322 BC)

23 thoughts on “To avoid criticism…”

  1. Basho running
    with the children
    in a hail storm

    in a roundabout way your Aristotle reminded me of this today, David, – as I am reading Robert Aitken’s way of reading Basho. Centuries and worlds away from Aristotle, Basho in his being gets quite close to Being.
    what a joy
    run home on my bike
    now a nap – sun is out

  2. One might as well be dead. I’m sure that’s the premise of the quote. No matter what you do, criticism will arise. Thank you for sharing this one

      1. It certainly is, David. I’ve always had the soft heart, but I struggle with the thick skin bit.
        I suppose with criticism, it depends on the spirit in which it’s given.

        1. Being incredibly naive (or incredibly thick!), I’ve just got the point of the quote, David! Duh! πŸ™‚

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