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I believe the bicentenary offers us a chance not just to say how profoundly shameful the slave trade was - how we condemn its existence utterly and praise those who fought for its abolition - but also to express our deep sorrow that it could ever have happened and rejoice at the better times we live in today
Tony Blair

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

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

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

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

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

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Marcus Aurelius

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

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

That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised me less
Louis XIV Of France

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

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

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

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

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

You praise the firm restraint with which they write -
I'm with you there, of course:
They use the snaffle and the surb all right,
But where's the bloody horse?
Roy Campbell

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

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
Plutarch

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

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

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
Marianne Moore

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

Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
Warren Buffett

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

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

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

Necessity may render a doubtful act innocent, but it cannot make it praiseworthy
Joseph Joubert

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

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.
Mary Kay Ash

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

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

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young

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

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

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

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
Leonardo Da Vinci

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

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

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

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

'And everybody praised the Duke, Who this great fight did win.' 'But what good came of it at last?' Quoth little Peterkin. 'Why that I cannot tell', said he, 'But 'twas a famous victory.'
Robert Southey

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates

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

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

There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash



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