Definitions for: Judging


[n] the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions



Synonyms: judgement, judgment

See Also: deciding, decision making, prejudgement, prejudgment

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Famous Quotes Containing Judging:


Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.

-- Abe Fortas (American Judge)

If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power.

-- Imre Lakatos (Hungarian Philosopher)

As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment.

-- Myriam Miedzian (American Actress)

If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.

-- Annie Proulx (American Journalist)

It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.

-- Walter Benjamin (German Critic)

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

-- Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary)

But it seems that the judging maybe they shouldn't at least see the practices all week long. That can taint the way they go into the judging and the outlook of what's going to happen, instead of just watching those four minutes and judging on those minutes alone.

-- Nancy Kerrigan (American Athlete)

There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers.

-- Henry Middleton (American Politician)

You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.

-- Joy Page (American Actress)

I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more.

-- Linus Torvalds (Finnish Businessman)

Judging from what looks like the popularity of this classic wrestling show is that the people like what they have grown to know and love here in Memphis.

-- Jerry Lawler (American Entertainer)

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.

-- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish Playwright)

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.

-- Jean Houston (American Author)

There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction.

-- John Cory ( -)

I wouldn't approach the issue of judging in the way the president does. Judges can't rely on what's in their heart. They don't determine the law. Congress makes the law. The job of a judge is to apply the law.

-- Sonia Sotomayor (American Judge)

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

-- Jean de La Fontaine (French Poet)

I'm talking as a professional impresario. I'm not judging anybody at all.

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!

-- Elizabeth Gaskell (British Novelist)

I know no way of judging the future but by the past.

-- Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary)

I can't judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in.

-- Charles Manson (American Criminal)

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.

-- Arnold Bennett (English Novelist)

Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.

-- Muhammed Iqbal (Indian Poet)

Everyone's projecting onto you, or you feel like everyone is judging you. I feel like I'm being judged a lot of the time. You become really self-conscious.

-- Kate Moss (English Model)

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

-- Walt Whitman (American Poet)

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.

-- Alice Miller (Swiss Psychologist)

We give you characters we'd feel very comfortable judging, and then go: 'Oh yeah? Watch this'.

-- Paul Haggis (Canadian Director)

Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!

-- Chris Rock ( Comedian)

I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.

-- Nile Rodgers (American Musician)

Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.

-- Lafcadio Hearn (Japanese Author)

I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.

-- Sonia Sotomayor (American Judge)

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.

-- Sonia Sotomayor (American Judge)

Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes.

-- Georgette Heyer (British Novelist)

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.

-- Sidney Hook (American Philosopher)

Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.

-- Anthony Collins (English Philosopher)

They did that little thing on South Park, and they mentioned my name and had a character of me judging a Halloween contest. It was really funny.That made me the coolest aunt on earth.

-- Tina Yothers (American Actress)


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