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It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter; yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship (Quote by - Lord Byron)

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. (Quote by - W Somerset Maugham)

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame. (Quote by - Thomas Kempis)

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

Friends may be admonished privately, but praise them openly (Quote by - Publilius Syrus)

You do ill to praise, but worse to censure, what you do not understand (Quote by - Leonardo da Vinci)

One should use praise to recognize what one is not. (Quote by - Elias Canetti)

Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault The pealing anthem swells the note of praise. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madame Blaize, Who never wanted a good word-- From those who spoke her praise. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Praise the wise man behind his back, but a woman to her face. (Quote by - Welch Proverb)

Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe, Are lost on hearers that our merits know. (Quote by - Smyrns of Chios)

If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his, I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised. (Quote by - Rockwell Kent)

As the Greek said, "Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise." (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

Virtues are acquired through endeavour, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts. (Quote by - Nagarjuna)

Delightful praise!--like summer rose, That brighter in the dew-drop glows, The bashful maiden's cheek appear'd, For Douglas spoke, and Malcolm heard. (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. (Quote by - Wilfred Grenfell)

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. (Quote by - Marcus Aurelius)

The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the 'creative' is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death. (Quote by - Mary Sarton)

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament. (Quote by - Igor Stravinsky)

Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. (Quote by - Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

He that is proud eats up himself; pride in his glass, his trumpet, his chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Praise enough To fill the ambition of a private man, That Chatham's language was his mother-tongue. (Quote by - William Cowper)

There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)


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