Saturday, 3 November 2012


A flatterer is someone who says things to your face he would not say behind your back. - Unknown

Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise. - William Penn

Before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having. - Smauel Johnson

Do not be afraid of the enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you. - Unknown

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. - Edmund Burke

Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Flattery is like perfume. It should be smelled – but not swallowed. - Unknown

Flattery is praise insincerely given for an interested purpose. - Henry Ward Beecher

Flattery is something that makes everybody sick except those who swallow it. - Unknown

Flattery is telling a man what he thinks of himself. - Unknown

Flattery is the first step on the road to slander. He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. - Napoleon Bonaparte

He that loves to be flattered is worthy o’ the flatterer. - Shakespeare

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise. - Wendell Phillips

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice. - Robert Surtees

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest. - Jonathan Swift

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. - George Bernard Shaw

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, its a sure sign youre getting old. - Mark Twain

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