Sunday, 16 June 2013


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

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

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

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

He who praises everybody praises nobody. - Samuel Johnson

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

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

Praise loudly; blame softly. - Unknown

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

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

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 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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