Judgement Sayings and Quotes

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

Judgment is a negative frequency.     

Stephen Richards

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.     

Jean Baudrillard

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.     

Pauline Kael

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.     

Theodore Parker

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.     

Jim Horning

Judgment is forced upon us by experience.     

Samuel Johnson

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.     

Paul Valery


Philip Stanhope


Daniel Webster

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom.     

Willie Stargell

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.     

Publilius Syrus

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.     

Thomas Hobbes

Don't pass judgement on others or you might be judged yourself.     

Brian Cohen

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.     


You cannot depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.      

Mark Twain

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

Wayne Dyer

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.      

Jean Baudrillard

Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information.     

Kingman Brewster

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.     

Thomas Carlyle

Every judgement blocks the light!     

Mary Anne Williamson

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.      

Anne Mccaffrey

When the judgement's weak, The prejudice is strong.     

Kane O'Hara

I think judgement matters. If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.     

Eric Schmdit

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.      

William Penn

It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.      

Alexander Pope

Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker.      

Dagobert D. Runes

In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.     

Richard Whately

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat.     

Woodrow Wilson

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.     

George William Norris

Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgement.     

John 7:24

When there are no labels and no judgement, there is only logic, sense, compassion, kindness, and patience— all of which are tools to helping someone change positively.     

Xandria Ooi

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth     

Publilius Syrus

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.     


No nation attains the power of judgement until it can sit in judgement on itself. But this great advantage is attained very late in the day.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let memory fail as long as our judgement remains intact when needed.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Nor is the people's judgement always true: The most may err as grossly as the few.     

Francis Drake

Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgement.     

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

And so we draw a simple line / Betwixt what's wrong and right. / And we learn to make a simple choice / Between the Black and White.     

Vincent Caprani

I'm colour-blind twixt black and white / Don't know where to draw the lines / Between the good— between the bad— / When God himself declines.     

Vincent Caprani

Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgement, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.     

Tyron Edwards

Judgement is the treasure of a wise man. He that has more knowledge than judgement is made for another man's use more than his own.     

William Penn

Why do you judge or look down on your brother:; for we shall all stand before the judgement seat of God.     

Romans 14:10

I'll tell you a big secret, mon cher. Don't wait for the last judgement. It takes place everyday.     

Albert Camus

To him of good judgement, the sound of a gnat suffices; but to him who lacks it the sound of an orchestra helps him not.     

Turkish Proverb

Judgment takes place in our minds, and may or may not cause us to make decisions and take actions.     

James Parkin

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

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.     

Elizabeth Gaskell

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.     

Hermann Hesse

We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.     

Jose Emilio Pacheco

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.     

Jesse Jackson

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

Earl Nightingale

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.     

Thomas Aquinas

It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.     

David Bowie

Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement.     

Christian Slater

I don't judge people. It blurs out the center of my attention, my focus, myself.     

Toba Beta

Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.     

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What's the point in having a mind if you don't use it to make judgements?     

Sarah J. Maas

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.     

Erica Jong

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.     

Simon Bolivar