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Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

Where Young must torture his invention To flatter knaves, or lose his pension. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. (Quote by - Eleanor Roosevelt)

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The advantage of doing one's praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Take no repulse, whatever she doth say; For 'get you gone,' she doth not mean 'away.' Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces; Though ne'er so black, say they have angels' faces. That man that hath a tongue, I say is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery. (Quote by - Hannah More)

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies. (Quote by - Spanish Proverb)

Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. (Quote by - Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

It is simpler and easier to flatter men than to praise them. (Quote by - Jean Paul Richter)

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. (Quote by - John Churton Collins)

Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary—and that God is listening while you tell it. (Quote by - William Penn)

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit. (Quote by - Socrates)

It has been well said that "the arch-flatterer with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self." (Quote by - )

It's pleasant to hear these nice words while I'm still alive. I'd rather have the taffy than the epitaphy. (Quote by - Chauncey Depew)

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie. (Quote by - Lord Byron )

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

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This is my idea, and when I get to Congress, I'd be very happy to cooperate with (Allard) on this. (Quote by - Ed Perlmutter)

Among the smaller duties in life, I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising when praise is not due. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)


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