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