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Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool.
We must define flattery and praise; they are distinct. Trajan was encouraged to virtue by the panegyric Pliny; Tiberius became obstinate in vice from the flattery of his senators.
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
Praise to the undeserving is severe satire.
When one looks truly at the good side of everyone, others come to love him very naturally, and he does not need even a speck of flattery.
My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery-just stark me.
Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it. One who trusts nobody will not trust sycophants. One who does not value real glory will not value its counterfeit.
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.
There's two things that you don't listen to: flattery, which can't help you, and abuse, which can't hurt you. You have to look at the facts.
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.
Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of humor but the highest form of flattery.
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery.
Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
A flatterer never seems absurd: The flatter'd always takes his word.
The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.
There is flattery in friendship.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver; and adulation is not of more service to the people than to kings.
Our domestic Napoleons, too many of them, give flattery, bonnets and bracelets to women, and everything else but - justice.
The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Hypocrisy can plunge the mind of a man into a dark abyss, when he believes his own self-flattery instead of God's verdict.
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
Gossip involves saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face. Flattery means saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back.
I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold, my songs are not for them to praise.
Perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch.
By flatterers besieged And so obliging that he ne'er obliged.
No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery.
Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.
Flee flattery, false praise and fair weather friends
Nothing is harder to resist than a bit of flattery.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Of praise a mere glutton, he swallow'd what came, And the puff a dunce, he mistook it for fame; Till his relish grown callous, almost to displease, Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please.