Quotes 1 till 3 of 3.
English writer 1709-17840
A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-16260
Small matters win great commendation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.