Praise Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonder is involuntary praise
Edward Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

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

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
Plutarch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
Xenophon

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

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

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

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

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

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



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