50 (ish) great quotes about feedback and life

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50 (ish) great quotes about feedback and life


“Types of feedback: – Inspirational – Constructive – Encouraging. Pick one and give it to someone today. It might just change their life. And yours…”

Dan Sodergren


“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”

Bill Gates


“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”

Frank A. Clark


“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”

Ken Blanchard

“Mistakes should be examined, learned from, and discarded; not dwelled upon and stored.”

Tim Fargo


“What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.”



“There is no failure. Only feedback.”

Robert Allen



“Make feedback normal. Not a performance review.”

Ed Batista


“No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better – because your job is to try to help everybody else get better.”

Jim Yong Kim


“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.”

Daniel Kahneman


“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


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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw


“Examine what is said and not who speaks.”

African proverb


“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.”

Tom Rath


“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.”

Mary Kay Ash


“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”

Winston Churchill


“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

Elbert Hubbard


“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”

Yehuda Berg


“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”

Tony Robbins


“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”

Paul J. Meyer


“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”



“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”

Jim Rohn


“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”

Winston Churchill


“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”

Brian Tracy


“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.”

Sydney J. Harris


“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”

Bill Gates


“Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.”

Leo Rosten


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams


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“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.”

  1. R. Ambedkar


“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Joyce Brothers


“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”

Albert Einstein


“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”

Bruce Lee


“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

Harvey S. Firestone


“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.”

Kim Collins


“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”

Tom Peters


“We can’t just sit back and wait for feedback to be offered, particularly when we’re in a leadership role. If we want feedback to take root in the culture, we need to explicitly ask for it.”

Ed Batista


“Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.”

Tony Jaa


“He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.”

Ali ibn Abi Talib


“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.”

John Locke


“There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.”

Oscar De La Hoya


“Improvement begins with I.”

Arnold H. Glasow


“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”

George Will


“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”

Marilyn vos Savant


“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

Margaret Fuller


“It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.”

Immanuel Kant


“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”

Carl Jung


“To become more effective and fulfilled at work, people need a keen understanding of their impact on others and the extent to which they’re achieving their goals in their working relationships. Direct feedback is the most efficient way for them to gather this information and learn from it.”

Ed Batista


“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.”

Carol Dweck


“Feedback is a gift. Ideas are the currency of our next success. Let

people see you value both feedback and ideas.”

Jim Trinka and Les Wallace


“The post pandemic world has changed us all. Employee feedback, tied to individual motivations, especially when working remotely or hybrid working, is more important than ever. A company culture created by listening to employees is how you succeed.” Dan Sodergren


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