Praise Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young

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

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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