Feedback Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old feedback quotes, feedback sayings, and feedback proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Dig for feedback on yourself. You need to have the courage to ask for feedback. You need to learn how you can learn how to grow. It is important that you are going to be a lifelong learner.     

Scott Cook

I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better.     

Elon Musk

Face-to-face customer feedback refines or validates every component of the startup's business model, not just the product itself.     

Steve Blank

Because we make ourselves deaf to feedback, because we overestimate our abilities, because we become consumed with ourselves, we end up subjecting ourselves not just to the inevitable stumbles or difficulties of life but catastrophic, painful failures.     

Ryan Holiday

If you get honest feedback and do nothing about it, then the feedback will stop.     

Alan Mulally

Sometimes you will get feedback that is contrary to your vision. You may be trying to drive in a particular direction that people don't necessarily understand at first.     

Stewart Butterfield

In standup, the feedback is instantaneous, and if it fails, you know you'll be off-stage and hiding in a short time.     

Greg Davies

Feedback for leaders is often nuanced and difficult to deliver. That said, hearing you are passive-aggressive from 10 different people described 10 different ways becomes hard to ignore.     

Scott Weiss

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.     

Ken Blanchard

Negative feedback can make us bitter or better.     

Robin Sharma

The best feedback is what we don't want to hear.     

George Raveling

Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment.     

Kent Beck

Feedback often tells you more about the person who is giving it than about you.     

Stephen R. Covey

Beware of feedback from friends whose judgments could be tainted by feelings of envy or the need to flatter.     

Curtis Jackson

The best time to give feedback to strong people is when they're feeling weak, and to weak people when they're feeling strong.     

Mardy Grothe

Why fear feedback? Why stigmatize failure in the workplace when it's bringing you closer to achieving your organizational goals.     

Kevin Kelly

Failure is merely feedback that there is something blocking the path of the emergence and expansion of the greatest version of yourself.     

Mother Teresa

In the absence of feedback, people will fill in the blanks with a negative. They will assume you don't care about them or don't like them.     

Pat Summitt

By creating a feedback culture within your office, you ensure that people continue to learn, grow, and challenge themselves.     

Neil Blumenthal

Critique, feedback, reaction to one's work or the way they have presented it, regardless of intention, is a gift.     

Mark Brand

If you don't get feedback from your performers and your audience, you're going to be working in a vacuum.     

Peter Maxwell Davies

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve.      

Bill Gates

Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker.     

Carl Shapiro

Learning to receive feedback from each other is what leadership is all about.     

Sheila Heen

The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it.     

Steven Levitt

The more feedback you give to people, the better it is, as long as the feedback is objective and not critical.     

Brian Tracy

Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we're on track or not, whether we're on course or off course.     

Jack Canfield

The feedback women are getting at work is amazingly ineffective or vague. You need to signal to your boss or senior colleagues that you want honest feedback, and that you promise not to take it too personally.     

Sylvia Ann Hewlett