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To thee, fair Freedom! I retire From flattery, cards, and dice, and din: Nor art thou found in mansions higher Than the low cot, or humble inn. (Quote by - William Shenstone)

If any man flatters me, I'll flatter him again; tho' he were my best Friend. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. (Quote by - Jorge Luis Borges)

To be a man's own fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody's. (Quote by - William Penn)

Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art . (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield )

Attempts at imitation are the sincerest form of flattery, .. There's many of us sitting around today that are very flattered. (Quote by - Brad Brooks)

Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. (Quote by - Lincoln)

What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poisoned flattery? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

You think I love flattery and so I do; but a little too much always disgusts me. (Quote by - Samuel Johnston)

Although a skilful flatterer is a most delightful companion, if you can keep him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

Commendation, n: the tribute that we pay to achievements that resemble, but do not equal, our own. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat. (Quote by - Warren W. Wiersbe)

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her. (Quote by - Helen Rowland)

I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. (Quote by - Italian proverb)

Nay, do not think I flatter. For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flattered? No, let the candied tongue like absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement...It is easy to laugh at men's ideals; it is easy to pour cold water on their enthusiasm; it is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a Christian duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept a man on his feet. Blessed is the man who speaks such a word. (Quote by - William Barclay)

The true test of independent judgement is being able to dislike someone who admires us. (Quote by - Sydney J. Harris)

In publishing, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. (Quote by - Lynn Garrett)

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation. (Quote by - Lord Chandos)

A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue. (Quote by - James Monroe)

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. (Quote by - Elizabeth Harrison)


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