Quotes: praise

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
  • Carl Honore
    Carl Honore
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    'In Praise of Slowness' chronicles the global trend towards deceleration that has come to be known as the Slow Movement. Don't worry, though: it is not a Luddite rant. I love speed. Going fast can be fun, liberating and productive. The problem is that our hunger for speed, for cramming more and more into less and less time, has gone too far.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
  • According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
  • Bess Myerson
    Bess Myerson
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    All the praise I received couldn't substitute for the praise I had never received from my mother at home. I longed for some wonderful man to come and save me from my life - but there didn't seem to be any, at least not for me.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
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    An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
  • Ben Lovett
    Ben Lovett
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    As a co-writer of the Mumford's songs, I'm always quite insecure about the music - I find it hard to accept any praise or feedback.
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas Boileau
    French poet and criticus 1636-1711
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    Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
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