60 Judgmental Quotes That’ll Open Your Eyes

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A thought-provoking collection of judgmental quotes that’ll remind you that instead of judging, open your heart and try to understand instead.

It’s so easy to judge other people based on our views, beliefs, and opinions. It’s so easy to be judgemental based on a person’s looks and how they act without really taking the time to get to know them.

But the thing is, being judgmental towards others is unfair and definitely wrong. Everyone has their own story, everyone is going through something or has been through so much that we know nothing about.

It’s best to remind ourselves that instead of constantly being judgemental and criticizing others, let focus all our energy on our own growth and journey instead.

May these judgmental quotes below inspire you to do just that.

Judgmental Quotes and Sayings

If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.

— Calvin Coolidge

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A judgmental heart keeps listening to the things that annoy.

— Toba Beta

Our judgments, like our watches, none go just alike, yet each believes his own.

— Alexander Pope

The self-righteous scream judgments against others to hide the noise of skeletons dancing in their own closets.

— John Mark Green

When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.

— Jeff Koons

Judgmental heart has lack of introspection.

— Toba Beta

Judgement is often no more than a confession of ignorance.

— Bill Clegg

Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.

— Criss Jami

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.

— Wayne Dyer

It is amazing the quality of human beings that are in this world if we can just get past people not dressing the way we want them to dress.

— Joyce Meyer

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

Deep Judgemental Quotes

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.

— Joyce Meyer

You never know what people are going through, because, each person you meet has a story to tell. So instead of being judgmental, just listen well.

— Charmaine J. Forde

The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.

— Julian Baggini

When we make judgements we’re inevitably acting on limited knowledge, isn’t it best to ask if we seek to understand, or simply let them be?

— Jay Woodman

I feel like our culture is so good at pulling other people down and being so judgmental, but there’s space for all of us to be who we are. There’s space for us to celebrate each other and root for each other and not take each other down.

— Tracee Ellis Ross

When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.

— Earl Nightingale

Be curious, not judgmental.

Walt Whitman

Before you condemn someone else for a wrongful act, check your behavior and see if you too, have committed an act similar or even worse than the act that person has done. Then you won’t be in a position to judge.

— Ellen J. Barrier

It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth.

— Kate Winslet

Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Judgmental Quotes

You’re always going to be more judgmental about your own performance than anyone else.

— Ioan Gruffudd

Even god doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?

— Dale Carnegie

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Judgmental Quotes That’ll Make You Think

Nothing in life causes more pain and suffering than the judgements we hold about and against ourselves.

— Iyanla Vanzant

Retain your peace by refusing to respond to rude, judgemental, or prying people. They won’t understand anyway.

— Manprit Kaur

Judging others is easy because it distracts us from the responsibility of judging ourselves.

— Charles F. Glassman

Judging the things you do not understand is like a game of gambling where setbacks are more often than success.

— Amit Kalantri

Give others the opportunity to fully express their feelings without judgement.

— Byron Pulsifer

Do not judge. Assess.

— Naide P Obiang

Those who are critical don’t like being criticized, and those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.

— Suzy Kassem

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.

— Harry S. Truman

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise YOU!

— Pravinee Hurbungs

Judge tenderly, if you must. There is usually a side you have not heard, a story you know nothing about, and a battle waged that you are not having to fight.

— Traci Lea LaRussa

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

Never judge a potato by its skin. One day, it will be french fries.

— Ian Wilson

Stop Being Judgmental Quotes

Acceptance is simply love in practice. When you love, you accept, when you lack love, you judge.

— Abhijit Naskar

It is your mind that makes judgments about good and evil. Stop these judgments and all will be well. Let your mind pronounce nothing to be either good or evil if it can happen equally to both good men and bad.

— Marcus Aurelius

When they judge you, yawn.

When they misunderstand you, smile.

When they underestimate you, laugh.

When they condemn you, ignore.

When they envy you, rejoice.

When they oppose you, prevail.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It is a dangerous and serious presumption, and argues an absurd temerity, to condemn what we do not understand.

— Michel de Montaigne

Only the shallow judge others, those with character know to judge themselves before they judge others.

— Abhijit Naskar

Those who don’t take cognizance of their own acts are often judgemental about others.

— Ahsan Ali Syed

Living your truth is so healing. Never hide parts of you because you are scared of other people’s judgments.

— Winnie Nantongo

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.

— Herman Hesse

Often, the best gifts we would ever receive in life are wrapped in the worst packages.

— Khayri R.R. Woulfe

In judging others, we always judge them by our own ideals. That is not as it should be. Everyone must be judged according to his own ideal, and not by that of anyone else.

— Vivekananda

Beware those who sacrifice your happiness on the altar of their beliefs.

— John Mark Green

We should look long and carefully at ourselves before we consider judging others.

— Jean Baptiste Moliere

More Judgmental Quotes

The more you look into and understand yourself, the less judgmental you become towards others.

— Tariq Ramadan

If we judge others, it is because we are judging something in ourselves of which we are unaware.

— John A. Sanford

Clean your home first before complaining about others.

— Debasish Mridha

Refrain from being too judgmental. You’ll often be surprised by what people have to offer.

— Lisa Ling

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Never judge another knight without first knowing the strength and cunning of the dragons he fights.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

Still, it was a sad state of the world that people judged others not by the best that they could be but by the worst thought in their own hearts.

— Elizabeth Hoyt

Before pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.

— Bob Marley

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

— Mother Teresa

Some people think they are always right; they are always ready to judge those who they see as wrong!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.

— Swami Dhyan Giten

The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.

— Wayne Dyer

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