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Copying is the greatest form of flattery, I guess. I am actually a little surprised that Vincent Lo didn't try and make a deal to be on The Apprentice,. (Quote by - Donald Trump)

He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. (Quote by - Walter Savage Landor)

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Everyone likes flattery, and when you come to Royalty, you should lay it on with a thick trowel. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Nobody can describe a fool to the life, without much patient self-inspection. (Quote by - Frank Moore Colby)

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. (Quote by - Jean de La Fontaine)

Flattery is a form of hatred. (Quote by - Bible)

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears. (Quote by - William Makepeace Thackeray)

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the manner in which it is done. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. (Quote by - Bible)

He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself is a very great prejudice. (Quote by - Anatole France)

We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. (Quote by - Francois Fenelon)

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. (Quote by - Dale Carnegie)

A rich man's joke is always funny. (Quote by - Thomas Edward Brown)

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional. (Quote by - Walter Savage Landor)

It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead--these the living. (Quote by - Antisthenes)

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. (Quote by - Niccolo Machiavelli)

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. (Quote by - Minna Antrim)

A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly unless you want to hurt the giver. (Quote by - Eleanor Hamilton)

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticisms. (Quote by - Norman Vincent Peale)

They who delight to be flattered, pay for their folly by a late repentance. (Quote by - Phaedrus)

The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

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


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