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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


Flattery resembles the picture of a suit of armour in this respect, that it is calculated to yield delight, not to render any actual service. ~Demophilus, "Dialectic Similitudes," Life's Culture and Conduct  [Pythagorean philosopher, whose history is little known. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


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


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


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


An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect. The plan of the newspaper is good and wise; when you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. ~Mark Twain, 1894


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


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


Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. ~Mike Dolan, @HawaiianLife


Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it. ~William Feather


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


Flattery.— Throwing dust in people's eyes, generally for the purpose of picking their pockets. ~"Specimens of a Patent Pocket Dictionary, For the use of those who wish to understand the meaning of things as well as words," The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, 1824


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


All ears readily open to flattery. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


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


Compliments make me vain: & when I am vain, I am insolent & overbearing. It is a pity, too, because I love compliments. I love them even when they are not so. My child, I can live on a good compliment two weeks with nothing else to eat. ~Mark Twain, letter to Gertrude Natkin, 1906 March 2nd  [Thanks, Barbara Schmidt, of TwainQuotes.com! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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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