Quotes by compliments

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  • Sun Tzu
    Sun Tzu
    Chinese Military Strategist, Author of ''Art of War'' c 400-430 bc
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    When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Ah, nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They’re the only things we can pay.
    Source: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1893) First act
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
    Billy Corgan
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    Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.
  • Carolina Herrera
    Carolina Herrera
    Venezuelan fashion designer 1939-
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    Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don't get many compliments, you won't wear it again. It's not like buying bonds.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.
  • Alice James
    Alice James
    American diarist 1848-1892
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    I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
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    Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching he proper ears.
  • Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful - just as one is more angry for being told one is angry.
  • Barry Sternlicht
    Barry Sternlicht
    billionaire and the 1960-
    Barry Sternlicht
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    The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it's the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
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