To a pioneering spirit who was discouraged by frequent criticism the Master said, “Listen to the words of the critic. He reveals what your friends hide from you.”

     But he also said. “Do not be weighed down by what the critic says. No statue was ever erected to honour a critic. Statues are for the criticized.”

– Anthony de Mello, One Minute Wisdom

Source: http://www.soulwise.net/99adms5.htm