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There is a lot to say in her favor, but the other is more interesting. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

They say one of the greatest forms of flattery is for your son to follow in your footsteps. And so I enjoy that greatest form of flattery, without a doubt. (Quote by - Dennis Franchione)

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. (Quote by - Dame Edith Sitwell)

Some praise at morning what they blame at night. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. (Quote by - Antisthenes)

If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed with trees And bears with glasses, elephants with holes, Lions with toils, and men with flatterers, He says he does, being then most flattered. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be far removed. (Quote by - Cicero)

Flattery is never so agreeable as to our blind side; commend a fool for his wit, or a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms . (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself. (Quote by - Brian Molko)

Imitation is the most serious form of flattery. (Quote by - Proverb)

He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail. (Quote by - Bible)

He who gladly does without the praise of the crowd will not miss the opportunity of becoming his own fan. (Quote by - Karl Kraus)

Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Approve not of him who commends all you say. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Pointed criticism, if accurate, often gives the artist an inner sense of relief. The criticism that damages is that which disparages, dismisses, ridicules, or condemns. (Quote by - William Ernest Henley)

I believe that one becomes stronger emotionally by taking life less personally. If your employer criticizes your report, don't take it personally. Instead, find out what's needed and fix it. If your girlfriend laughs at your tie, don't take it personally. Find another tie or find another girlfriend. (Quote by - Marilyn vos Savant)

Flattery - If you want to get to the top, prepare to kiss a lot of the bottom. (Quote by - Larry Kersten)

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present. (Quote by - P. J. O'Rourke)

Don't say it was "delightful"; make us say "delightful" when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers "Please will you do the job for me.". (Quote by - C.S. Lewis)

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer. (Quote by - Theophrastus)

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. (Quote by - John Wooden)

The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)


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