Quotes: praise

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  • 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.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
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    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
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    American writer, editor 1836-1907
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    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.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    Call the bald man, ''Boy;'' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Classic. A book which people praise and don't read.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
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    Envy is a kind of praise.

    Source: Fables

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
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