Quotes by flattery

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  • James Monroe
    James Monroe
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    A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    American Catholic bishop 1895-1979
    Fulton John Sheen
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    Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.
  • Minna Antrim
    Minna Antrim
    American writer 1861-1950
    Minna Antrim
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    Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
  • John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins
    British literary critic 1848-1908
    John Churton Collins
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    Envy is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Source: Aphorisms in the English Review
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
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    Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
  • Agnetha Faltskog
    Agnetha Faltskog
    Swedish singer, songwriter and actress 1950-
    Agnetha Faltskog
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    I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    I like rudeness a great deal better than flattery.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
    Source: Lacon I, 183
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
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