Passing judgement on other people is – sad to say – easy. When it’s the other way around, the story becomes totally different, doesn’t it?
Let’s be realistic. There is no lack of judgemental people on this planet, and sometimes, we add to that number. That is why I’m publishing another post about judgement quotes even though I’ve already shared a bunch of related quotes in the past.
When you find yourself sizing up someone, or when you find yourself being sized up, I hope you remember these quotes.
Judgement quotes to remember
1. Shades of gray
“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It’s from those circumstances that a person’s attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.” – Shannon L. Alder
2. In someone else’s shoes
“No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It’s very easy to judge someone else’s actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do.” – Ashly Lorenzana
3. Actions, not words
“You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue
4. Examining how we live
“As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their “right” place.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen
5. Free yourself
“Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
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