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Notions & Feelings - Judgment & Assessment

Discover how English proverbs like "comparisons are odious" and "hatred is as blind as love" depict judgment and assessment in English.

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Notions & Feelings
blind men can judge no colors
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used to imply that someone who lacks knowledge or experience in a particular area cannot make accurate judgments or opinions about it
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judge not, that ye be not judged
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used to advise people to avoid being critical or judgmental of others, as they may be judged in the same manner themselves, encouraging compassion and understanding instead
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the devil is not so black as he is painted
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used to suggest that things or people are often not as bad as they seem or as they are portrayed
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comparisons are odious 
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used to suggest that comparing people or things is often unproductive and can lead to negative feelings or judgments
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fools and bairns should never see (a) half done work
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used to imply that unfinished work should not be shown to inexperienced or uninformed individuals, as it may lead to negative perceptions or incorrect assumptions about the final outcome
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there are two sides to every question
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used to imply that individuals should be open-minded and consider different perspectives before making a judgment or decision
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every horse thinks its own pack is (the) heaviest
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used to imply that people tend to believe that their problems, responsibilities, or burdens are more difficult than those of others, and may lack empathy towards others' struggles
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first impressions are the most lasting
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used to suggest that the way people perceive someone or something during their initial encounter can have a strong and lasting impact on their opinion
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one swallow does not make a summer
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used to suggest that a single positive event or piece of evidence is not enough to establish a pattern or draw a definitive conclusion
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hatred is (just) as blind as love
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used to imply that intense emotions, whether they be love or hatred, can cloud one's judgment and make one unable of seeing things objectively
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whoever writes a book, should be ready to accept criticism
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used to suggest that those who create or present their work to the public should be willing to listen to criticism and feedback and use it to improve the quality of their work
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(you) show me the man, and I will show you the rule
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used to imply that a person's behavior reflects their character, emphasizing the ability to make judgments about a person based on their actions
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do not judge a man until you have walked (a mile) in his shoes
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used to encourage empathy and understanding by emphasizing that an individual should not judge or criticize someone's situation or behavior without experiencing it themselves
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