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

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
Plutarch

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

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

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
Xenophon

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

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

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

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young

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

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
Jean Paul Richter

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

'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

Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault
The pealing anthem swells the note of praise.
Thomas Gray

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

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

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

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

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

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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



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