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.
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
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
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.
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