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Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-20070
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-19360
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-18320
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Syrian poet 1e century BC0
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
English writer and cleric 1771-18450
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
British poet 1775-18640
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
French poet and criticus 1636-17110
Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
William Arthur Ward
American writer and poet 1921-19940
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 B. Aldrich
American writer, editor 1836-19070
Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
American journalist 1875-19500
Call the bald man, ''Boy;'' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
Classic. A book which people praise and don't read.
British playwright and poet 1688-17320
Envy is a kind of praise.
American writer 1842-19140
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.