51 Don’t Judge Quotes for Inspiration

While being deliberately judgmental is never a good thing, we sometimes judge others unknowingly – and then feel guilty about it later. However, judging is ironic given that it doesn’t define who the other person is; rather, it defines who you are. The judgment originates in our subconscious mind and often manifests into action. Judging might be over small things, like a friend not sharing their lunch. Or it may involve bigger problems, such as a friend behaving selfishly to hurt our feelings.

So, how can we learn to become less judgmental? Here are a few quotes that will reset your state of mind.

The Best Don’t Judge Quotes

1.“When someone judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs.” — Lulu
2.“Don’t judge me by my past, i don’t live there anymore” — Zig Ziglar
3.“You want to remember that while you’re judging the book, the book is also judging you.” — Stephen King
4.“Most people who are criticizing and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at.” — David Goggins
5.“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer
6.“The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are. Michael J. Fox”
7.“Often I have asked myself, what would it be like if I no longer had any desire to judge another? Or be controlled by the judgment of others? I would walk the earth as a very light person indeed.” — Henri Nouwen
8.“If you are pained by external things it is not they that disturb you but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” — Marcus Aurelius

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9.“Those who are critical don’t like being criticized, and those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.” — Suzy Kassem
10.“Be curious, not judgmental.” — Walt Whitman
11.“It is the property of fools to be always judging.” — Thomas Fuller
12.“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.” — Jean de La Fontaine
13.“Faultfinders usually are not content with their own situations in life and therefore try to make others miserable by judging them.” — Greg Gordon
14.“If I stop judging other people, I free myself from being judged, and I can dance!” — Patti Digh
15.“I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.” — Bruce Springsteen
16.“When you are in the public eye, you have to protect yourself. There are so many people judging you. I just try to be myself.” — Venus Williams
17.“Don’t judge men’s wealth by their Sunday appearance.” — Benjamin Franklin
18.“I feel like when people judge me they’re not judging me, because they don’t know who I am.” — Gisele Bundchen
19.“Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment.” — Donald Rumsfeld
20.I can’t go anywhere without someone judging me.” — Britney Spears
21.“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” — Voltaire
22.“Can anything good come from a backward way of thinking like judging someone based on skin color? No way.” — Adam McKay

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23.“It’s quite stressful knowing that every time you walk out the door, someone is going to be giving you a very good look up and down, judging everything you wear.” — Emma Watson
24.“I grew up with a strong set of values – and one was never judging someone by how much money they had.” — Henry Paulson
25.“Most people who are criticizing and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at.” — David Goggins
26.“We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.” — John Wesley
27.“Don’t judge too harshly, for if your weaknesses were to be placed under your footsteps, most likely you would stumble and fall as well.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
28.“People who judge others tell more about Who They Are, than Who They Judge.” — Donald L. Hicks
29.“The more one judges, the less one loves.” — Honoré de Balzac
30.“In judging others, a man labored in vain, often erreth and easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself, he always laboreth fruitfully.” — Thomas a Kempis
31.“A person that judges others will inevitably judge themselves harshly. It is only when one stops judging others that one can truly appreciate the beauty within.” — Ando Oomae
32.“A show hosted by a black had never been accepted, so the first time that knob’s turned on, people are judging against all they have ever been taught. I may have been the first black in the house.” — Flip Wilson
33.“You never know what people are going through, because each person you meet has a story to tell. So instead of being judgmental, just listen well.” — Charmaine J. Forde
34.“I’m not a judgmental person, so I can’t comment on someone else’s background.” — Christina Aguilera
35.“I’m really good at judging and observing other people, but not myself.” — Joel Edgerton
36.“Care less about what other people think because at the end of the day, everyone is so worried about themselves & how they are coming across that nobody is actually judging as much as y’all think they are.” — Tyler Oakley
37.“You must show no mercy…nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you…for your greatness will silence them all.” — The Ultimate Warrior
38.“We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.” — Fulton J. Sheen
39.“Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.” — Walter Scott
40.“The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.” — Michael J Fox
41.“Most people who are criticizing and judging haven’t even tried what you failed at.” — David Goggins
42.“The business of finding fault is very easy, and that of doing better is very difficult.” — St. Francis de Sales
43.“Not judging is another way of letting go of fear and experiencing Love. When we learn not to judge others – and totally accept them, and not want to change them – we can simultaneously learn to accept ourselves.” — Gerald Jampolsky
44.“How often it is that we set ourselves in the high seat, judging others, not having read their book but merely having glimpsed the cover.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
45.“For every decision a ‘man’ makes, he makes it with the best of the depth of knowledge he possesses at that particular instant and the quality of experiences he’s passed through. It’s not an excuse though for mediocrity, but an avenue to learn, rise, and conquer your inefficient self. By inference, beyond an extreme line, there might not necessarily be a qualification of a choice as wrong or right, but an avenue to grow depending on how the intricacies of such a choice and its consequences are handled.” — Ufuoma Apoki
46.“Maybe the reason nothing seems to be “fixing you” is because you’re not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly.” — Steve Maraboli
47.I had to learn to forgive myself, not to judge, but to learn from the past. They showed me how vital it is to accept, be truthful, and love myself. So I could do the same with others. — Marlo Morgan
48.“Some people think they are always right; they are always ready to judge those who they see as wrong!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
49.“Two people pass each other. As one looks upon the other’s skin color, the other is looking back at their appearance. Both justify how better and righteous they are, in their own insecurities.” — Anthony Liccione

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Woman upset after her peers passed rude comment
50.“Since children from dysfunctional families are so good at judging others, they also judge themselves finding themselves unacceptable when compared to others, always assuming they are second best, not enough. This is a painful realization so often they hide behind righteous arrogance.” — David W. Earle

51.“We can never judge the lives of others because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” — Paulo Coelho

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The Best Don’t Judge Video on YouTube

Dhar Mann demonstrates through an emotional story on why one should never judge people based on their appearance. This realtor judges a poorly dressed house buyer based on his physical appearance and lives to regret his decision later.

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Being judgmental is never a good thing, folks! We hope these don’t judge quotes elevated your mood and inspired you to become indifferent to others judging you. We will continue to post more inspiring quotes from influential people so you can always find something to look forward to.

At the end of it all, remember to never judge someone and learn to become indifferent to how others judge you. Because remember, those judging you are actually insecure about their own limitations.

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