Quotes by flatter

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  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
  • Valerie Solanas
    Valerie Solanas
    American feminist and author 1936-1988
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    To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
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    Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
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    Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
  • Francis Quarles
    Francis Quarles
    British poet 1592-1644
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    Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I always looked to about thirty as the barrier of any real or fierce delight in the passions, and determined to work them out in the younger ore and better veins of the mine - and I flatter myself (perhaps) that I have pretty well done so -and now the dross is coming.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
  • Wendell Phillips
    Wendell Phillips
    American Reformer, Orator 1811-1884
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    Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
  • Oliver Cromwell
    Oliver Cromwell
    Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England 1599-1658
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    Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
  • Wes Smith
    Wes Smith
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    Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.
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