Judgment Sayings and Quotes

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

All judgment reveals itself to be self-judgment in the end, and when this is understood a larger comprehension of the nature of life takes its place.     

David R. Hawkins

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Judgment is forced upon us by experience     

Samuel Johnson

Good judgment is what you get from experience, which is what you have immediately after using poor judgement.     

Jim Horning

Judgment means that you view the world as you are, rather than as it is.     

Wayne Dyer

Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.     

Sarah Dessen

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

Woodrow Wilson

Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.     

Charlotte Bronte

Judgment is contained in the act of trying to understand.     

V. S. Naipaul

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.     


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

Alexander Pope

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.     

Theodore Parker

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.     

Russell Simmons

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.     

Publilius Syrus

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

Jean Baudrillard

Collective judgment of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgment despite collective disapproval.     

W. Arthur Lewis

What judgment I had increases rather than diminishes; and thoughts, such as they are, come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or reject; to run them into verse or to give them the other harmony of prose.     

John Dryden

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.     

Colin Powell

Judgement is a buzz activity that allows one to form his or her own opinion. People see and hear through the lens of their beliefs, perceptions and phantasms only.     


Good judgment comes from experience, and experience well, that comes from poor judgment.     

A.A. Milne

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.     

Georges Bataille

A representative owes not just his industry but his judgement.     

Edmund Burke

Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.     

Alan Robert Neal

Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error, and is personal.     

Jacob Bronowski

Sound judgment, with discernment, is the best of seers.     


A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Judgment consists not in seeing through deceptions and evil intentions, but in being able to awaken the decency dormant in every person.     

Eric Hoffer

We should use our judgment before coming to a decision.     


A right judgment draws us a profit from all things we see.     

William Shakespeare

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.     

Will Rogers

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Willie Stargell

Fortune is for all, judgment is theirs who have won it for themselves.     

David R. Hawkins

Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.     

Giambattista Vico

Judgment is guilt wearing a moral mask to disguise its pain.     

Deepak Chopra

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

We know so little. Our judgment is so limited. We judge the Lord's ways from our own narrow view.     

Spencer W. Kimball

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.     

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it     

Grenville Kleiser

All general judgments are loose and imperfect     

Michel de Montaigne

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

Pauline Kael

Judgment is one of the ego's tools to foster separation through comparison.     

Peter Santos

Judgement is often no more than a confession of ignorance.     

Bill Clegg

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of a wise man.     

William Penn

Moral judgment is not life-giving; love that transcends the boundaries of judgment as Jesus' love did, is.     

John Shelby Spong

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

Jesse Jackson

Judge not before you judge yourself. Judge not if you're not ready for judgment.     

Bob Marley

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances     

Oscar Wilde

The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth.     

Carl Jung

Judgment is judgment, whether you're obese, or too skinny, or not athletic enough.     

Anna Kournikova