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 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)

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)

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

-- Kathy Griffin (American Comedian)

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)

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)

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

-- Elizabeth Gaskell (British Novelist)

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.

-- George P. Baker ( -)

Judging by my degradation in the last 24 hours, I'll be surprised if I make it to Tuesday.

-- Aron Ralston (American Celebrity)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary)

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

-- Abe Fortas (American Judge)

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

-- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish Playwright)

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

-- Henry Middleton (American Politician)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary)

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)

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

-- Walt Whitman (American Poet)

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)

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)

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

-- Nile Rodgers (American Musician)

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

-- John Cory ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Paul Haggis (Canadian Director)

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)


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