Praise Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
George Colman

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neither blame or praise yourself.
Plutarch

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

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

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

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
Xenophon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
Cleopatra

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

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



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