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I wish Christianity were more productive of good works .. I mean real good works .. not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing .. or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The voice of flattery affects us after it has ceased, just as after a concert men find some agreeable air ringing in their ears to the exclusion of all serious business. (Quote by - Seneca)

Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools. (Quote by - George Chapman)

Here comes Glib-tongue: who can out-flatter a Dedication; and lie, like ten Epitaphs. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

O that men's ears should be To counsel deaf but not to flattery! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it. (Quote by - Hank Ketcham)

Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword!. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise. (Quote by - Jean Paul Richter)

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. (Quote by - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale. (Quote by - Adlai E. Stevenson)

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Flattery, though a base coin, is the necessary pocket money at court; where, by custom and consent, it has obtained such a currency that it is no longer a fraudulent, but a legal payment. (Quote by - Philip Dormer Stanhope)

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study? (Quote by - Jane Austen)

Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Flattery is undeserved praise, and is usually general in nature. For example, when Grandma comes over and says, "Son, you are so handsome and smart, too," that is flattery. Praise, on the other hand, is specific and well-deserved positive reinforcement. "Mark, I really like the way you kept your room clean all day today." Respect and praise support children's growing sense of themselves and encourages positive behaviors. (Quote by - Nancy Golden)

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. (Quote by - Jean de la Fontaine)

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them. (Quote by - Mohandas K. Gandhi)

Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation. (Quote by - François de la Rochefoucauld)

Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise. (Quote by - William Penn)

We created this segment, .. Flattery is very nice -- all these other people have come after us. We said let's see what they are doing and see if we can adapt some things. (Quote by - Allen Bernstein)

Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether your flattery is worth having. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt. (Quote by - Kin Hubbard)


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