Praise Quotes

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It is music to my ears. I have always said that if I were a rich man, I would employ a professional praiser.
Osbert Sitwell

One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
Elias Canetti

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Wilfred Grenfell

Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.
Eric Hoffer

For we, which now behold these present days, Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise (Sonnet 106)
William Shakespeare

None knew thee but to love thee, nor named thee but to praise
Fitz-Greene Halleck

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young

It's all very well Eminem going on about Detroit. You have to be a bit braver to go around singing the praises of Lowestoft!
Justin Hawkins

He that departs with his own honesty
For vulgar praise, doth it too dearly buy
Ben Jonson

Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.
Seneca

'Argentina are the second best side in the world... and there's no better praise than that'
Kevin Keegan

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Igor Stravinsky

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Sydney Smith

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.
David Berg

Friends may be admonished privately, but praise them openly
Publilius Syrus

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.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed, his praises never
Montaigne

O what is it proud slime will not believe
Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised
Thus with the gods?
Ben Jonson

Praise the green earth. Chance has appointed her home, workshop, larder, middenpit. Her lousy skin scabbed here and there by cities provides us with name and nation.
Basil Bunting

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him (Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 2)
William Shakespeare

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
Alexander Pope

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
John Adams

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
T S Eliot

It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
Florence E Allen

Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.
Samuel Johnson

These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damned fool if they weren't.
Dylan Thomas

All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, Come ye before him, and rejoice
William Kethe

Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who is indifferent about all
Johann Lavater

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E M Forster

Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then
James Russell Lowell

If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his, I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
Rockwell Kent

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Thomas Hobbes

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl Buck

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition (At Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941)
Howell Forgy

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
J B Priestley

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
Andre Maurois

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
Eli Wallach

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay

Now God be praised, I will die in peace. (Dying words)
James Wolfe

There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
Ambrose Bierce

Who cared if there was really any Being to pray to? What mattered was the sense of giving thanks and praise, the feeling of a humble and grateful heart.
Oliver Sacks

The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the 'creative' is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.
Mary Sarton

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
W Somerset Maugham

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little
Oliver Goldsmith

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Karl Marx

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Walter Landor

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

Virtues are acquired through endeavour, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
Nagarjuna



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