Albert Einstein wasn’t always acclaimed for his scientific breakthroughs, notes physicist Stephen Hawking in his book A Brief History of Time (Bantam Books). “His theories came under attack; an anti-Einstein organization was even set up.” But Einstein remained unconcerned about these critics, Hawking writes. “When a book was published entitled 100 Authors Against Einstein, he retorted, ‘If I were wrong, then one would have been enough!”
The painter Zeuxis said: “Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
And then the famous Charles M. Schwab says: “I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” Continue reading