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By flatterers besieged And so obliging that he ne'er obliged. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny; flattery to treachery; standing armies to arbitrary government; and the glory of God to the temporal interest of the clergy. (Quote by - David Hume)

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. (Quote by - Jack Paar)

Young children are unlikely to have their self-esteem strengthened from excessive praise or flattery. On the contrary, it may raise some doubts in children; many children can see through flattery and may even dismiss an adult who heaps on praise as a poor source of support (Quote by - one who is not very believable. )

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

I will praise any man that will praise me. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement. (Quote by - George Adams)

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency. (Quote by - François de la Rochefoucauld )

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. (Quote by - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

He that is too desirous to be loved will soon learn to flatter, and, when he has exhausted all the variations of honest praise, and can delight no longer in the civility of truth, he will invent new topics of panegyric, and break out into raptures at virtues and beauties conferred by himself. (Quote by - Samuel Johnston)

Tell me a private school that won?t take somebody outside their parish. Jealousy is the greatest form of flattery and that?s about it. Maybe this is being paranoid, but we?re a small town, and what irritates me is if (Mayo and Walker) went to a bigger, private school, we?d be seeing headlines about how great this is. (Quote by - Dan Brooks)

The secret to giving advice is after it is given, to be perfectly indifferent to whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. (Quote by - Hannah Whitall Smith)

Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. (Quote by - Bible)

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it. (Quote by - William Feather)

We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

I would rather hear the pleased laugh of a child over some feature of my exhibition than receive as I did the flattering compliments of the Prince of Wales. (Quote by - P. T. Phineas Taylor Barnum)

Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Mine eyes Were not in fault, for she was beautiful; Mine ears, that heard her flattery; nor my heart, That thought her like her seeming. It had been vicious To have mistrusted her. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. (Quote by - William Arthur Ward)

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them. (Quote by - Joseph Story)


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