Judging Quotes

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Quotes About Judging

"One of the cardinal rules of joyful living is that judging others takes a great deal of energy, and, without exception, pulls you away from where you want to be."

 Richard Carlson


"Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

Matt. 7:2

"Judge not UNRIGHTEOUSLY, that ye be not judged:  BUT JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT." (capitals for noting the changes)....

(Joseph Smith Translation) of same verse.


Snap Judgment                                    

While on a walk one day, I was surprised to see a man hoeing his garden while sitting in a chair. "What laziness!" I thought.  But suddenly I saw, leaning against his chair, a pair of crutches.  The man was at work despite his handicap.

The lesson I learned about snap judgments that day has stayed with me for years now: the crosses people bear are seldom in plain sight.

--Author Unknown


"It is not for us to judge those who might be confused or who have not the strength to change. What they need is our understanding and support."

Hans Ringger - April 1990 Gen. Conf.


"A man who examines the saddle and bridle and not the animal itself when he is out to buy a horse is a fool; similarly, only an absolute fool values a man according to his clothes, or according to his position, which after all is only something we wear like clothing."

 ~ Seneca ~


"We have been told mankind will be judged on the intent of the heart.  No mortal can see into the depth of another.  There is only One who can.  His is the role of a judge--not ours.  If you are prone to criticize or judge, remember, we never see the target a man aims at in life.  We see only what he hits."

H. Burke Peterson "Removing the Poison of an Unforgiving Spirit" General Conference, October 1983


"In the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants we read that 'the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.' (D&C 1:10.)  This principle, showing the manner by which God will judge us, puts a new light upon the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves, and should persuade us to take that law seriously."

Mark E. Petersen,  "Do Unto Others",  General Conference,  April 1977


"We must remember to teach our children that even if others fail to be kind and considerate, we ought to be slow to condemn and very quick to forgive.  We need not be tolerant of sin, but we must become tolerant and forgiving of the sinner."

Theodore M. Burton, "To Forgive Is Divine",  General Conference, April 1983


"The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurements anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me."

George Bernard Shaw


"We know nothing of the trials, sorrows and temptations of those around us, of pillows wet with sobs, of the life-tragedy that may be hidden behind a smile, of the secret cares, struggles, and worries that shorten life and leave their mark in hair prematurely whitened, and a character changed and almost recreated in a few days.  Let us not dare to add to the burden of another the pain of our judgment."

~ William George Jordan ~


"Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death."

Thomas Carlyle


"If you spend time judging others, you will never have the time to love them."


"We judge others by their actions, yet we would like to be judged by our intentions."


"The world is long on judgment and short on understanding.  Judging is easy and self-satisfying.  Understanding requires perspective, experience, and empathy."


"Don't be down on that you're not up on."

Harold B. Lee


"Every man complains of his memory, but no man complains of his  judgment."

Author Unknown


"Usually our criticism of others is not because they have faults, but because their faults are different than ours."

Roger Eastman


"Your judgment is only as good as your information."


"Even if we could observe all of a person's acts and words, we would still not have sufficient information to judge him, because we cannot see his reasons for his behavior."

Kenneth L. Higbee, "Judge Not," Ensign, Sept. 1973, 8


"Some of us are inclined to look to the weaknesses and shortcomings of others in order to expand our own comfort zone."

Marvin J. Ashton  (Ensign, May 1988, page 63)