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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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)

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

-- Paul Haggis (Canadian Director)

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)

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)

As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some basis for a judgment of future possibilities, we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so.

-- Emily Greene Balch (American Educator)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.

-- Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian Explorer)

I'm always listening and watching; my ear is like a boom mike. And judging, frankly. Constantly judging.

-- Kathy Griffin (American Comedian)

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)

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)

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)

That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing - which is never an easy thing to do.

-- V. S. Naipaul (Indian Novelist)

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

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish Playwright)

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews.

-- Pola Negri (Polish Actress)

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

-- Henry Middleton (American Politician)

Keep talking about moving toxic wastes, but never let it cross your mind to quit producing them. Keep Judging yourselves in Manson. Don't look in the mirror. You will serve the Earth as much as she serves you or you will commit suicide.

-- Lynette Fromme (American Criminal)

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

-- Elizabeth Gaskell (British Novelist)

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)

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

-- John Cory ( -)

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 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)

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 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)

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

-- Jean de La Fontaine (French Poet)

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

-- Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary)

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

-- Chris Rock ( Comedian)


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