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Quotations: Compliments, Flattery, Praise


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There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it. ~Kin Hubbard


Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are. ~Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1899


'Twas never merry world
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night


Like pollen on a honeybee, flattery clings to the things you tell yourself. ~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007


When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one. ~Mark Twain


I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. ~Wilson Mizner


I can live for two months on a good compliment. ~Mark Twain


What flatterers say, try to make true. ~German Proverb


Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com


It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity. ~John Addington Symonds


Flattery works like a drug. ~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007


A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. ~A.W. Hare & J.C. Hare, Guesses at Truth


Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. ~Lord Chesterfield


Current among men,
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
~Lord Alfred Tennyson, Princess


Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ~George Chapman


A person given to barefaced flattery, will usually balance the account with interest in your absence. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer. ~Henry David Thoreau


It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


God was just showing off when he created you. ~From the movie Keeping the Faith


Flattery.... gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule.~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007


Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore


Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented. ~André Gide


That guy has muscles in places most people don't have places. ~Bucky Waters, on Tom Hammonds


Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
~Hartley Coleridge


The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence. ~Edward Thomas


Marge, you're as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda. ~Homer Simpson


If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. ~Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues



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