Sunday, 16 June 2013


A compliment is a booster for the ego. - Rita Duskin

A man ought to blush when he is praised for perfections he does not possess. - Wellins Calcott

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, the he may be quit of his doubting of himself, he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success. - Alec Waugh

A man's praises have very musical and charming accents in another's mouth; but very flat and untuneable in his own. - Xenophon 

A person places themselves on a level with the one they praise. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. If you reject it you are unhappy, if you accept it you are undone. - Walter Savage Landor

And those that paint them truest praise them most. - Joseph Addison

Enjoy the praises that come your way – just make sure you do not need them or be too attached to them! - Unknown

Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it. - Ivan Panin

Conceited people never hear anything but praise. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He that searches for praise will often find contempt. - Norman MacDonald

He who is indifferent to praise is generally dead to shame. - Eliza Cook

He who praises everybody praises nobody. - Samuel Johnson

If you desire praise or esteem, endeavour to merit it. - Norman MacDonald

In doing what we ought, we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. - Joseph Addison

It is more or less rude to scorn indiscriminately all kinds of praise; we ought to be proud of that which comes from honest men, who praise sincerely those things in us which are really commendable. - Jean de la Bruyere

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit. - Marquis De Vauvenargues

No man has ever praised to persons equally – and pleased them both. - Arthur Helps

None of us are so much praised or censured as we think; and most men would be thoroughly cured of their self-importance, if they would only rehearse their own funeral, and walk abroad incognito, the very day after that on which they were supposed to have been buried. - Charles Caleb Colton

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead. - Charles Colton 

Praise adds nothing to beauty – makes it neither better nor worse. - Marcus Aurelius

Praise can give criticism a lead around the first turn and still win the race. - Unknown

Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing. - Arnold Glasgow

Praise doesn't pay the bills. - German Proverbs

Praise increases where the excellence is attained but by few. - Edward Counsel

Praise is ever attendant on great wealth. - Roman Proverb

Praise is only of use to the man who knows how to value censure too. - Unknown

Praise loudly; blame softly. - Unknown

Praise the young and they will blossom. - Irish Proverb

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity. - Samuel Johnson

Praise, like sunlight, helps all things to grow. - Croft M. Pentz

Praising all alike, is praising none. - John Gay

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. - John Boyle O’Reilly

The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards. - J. R. R. Tolkien

The praise we seek for our own virtues sometimes tempts us to flatter the imperfections of other men. - Norman MacDonald

The shame that comes to us as we see ourselves praised when we are unworthy of it often gives us the occasion to accomplish things that we might never have achieved without such undeserved praise. - Magdeleine Sable

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Norman Vincent Peale

There are three kinds of praise, that which we yield, that which we lend, and that which we pay. We yield it to the powerful from fear, we lend it to the weak from interest, and we pay it to the deserving from gratitude. - Charles Caleb Colton

There's no weapon that slays its victim so surely (if well aimed) as praise. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. - Roger Ascham

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment. - Pietro Aretino

To be very greedy of praise proves that we are poor in merit. - Eliza Cook

To withhold deserved praise lest it should make its object conceited is as dishonest as to withhold payment of a just debt lest your creditor should spend the money badly. - George Bernard Shaw

You cant let praise or criticism get to you. Its a weakness to get caught up in either one. - John Wooden

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