Quotes: flatterer

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  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
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    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.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    Hope is a flatterer but the most upright of all parasites for she frequents the poor man's hut as well as the palace of his superior.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
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