Flattery Quotes

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None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
View quotes by Benedict Spinoza

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

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Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
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Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
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A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
View quotes by James Monroe

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (Lacon)
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Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
View quotes by Josh Billings

Advertising - I would define as a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
View quotes by Northrop Frye

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery (Maxims and Reflections)
View quotes by John Collins

The most subtle flattery that a woman can receive is by actions, not by words.

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The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
View quotes by Dame Edith Sitwell

No flattery, boy! an honest man cannot live by it; it is a little, sneaking art, which knaves use to cajole and soften fools withal.
View quotes by Thomas Otway

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse [on the sincerest form of flattery]
View quotes by James Fenton

Morris read through the letter. Was it a shade too fulsome? No, that was another law of academic life: it is impossible to be excessive in flattery of one's peers.
View quotes by David Lodge

We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.

View quotes by Jean De La Bruyere

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - The Prince
View quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli

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